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ATRIX INTERNATIONAL AND AMES SUPPLY ANNOUNCE MERGER WILL NOT TAKE PLACE

ATRIX INTERNATIONAL AND AMES SUPPLY ANNOUNCE MERGER WILL NOT TAKE PLACE
 MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Atrix International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) President and CEO Clifford B. Meacham and Richard A. Marvil, chairman and CEO of Ames Supply Company, Chicago, announced today that the agreement to merge the two companies has expired.
 "The economic slowdown has resulted in the company being unable to secure the appropriate financing needed for the Ames merger," Meacham commented. Atrix and Ames will operate as separate companies, with Ames, a major distributor, continuing to purchase and market Atrix's manufactured products.
 Atrix International is a worldwide supplier to field service technicians in the computer and electronics industries. The company manufactures and markets printed circuit board transport cases, vacuums for copier and laser printer maintenance, and static protection products. The company is a distributor of electronic hand tools as well as a full line of instrumentation and diagnostic products. Atrix also assembles custom tool kits.
 Atrix International is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol ATXI.
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 /CONTACT: Tim Hanson of Atrix, 612-894-6154/
 (ATXI) CO: Atrix International, Inc.; Ames Supply Company ST: Minnesota, Illinois IN: SU: TNM


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