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BERGEN BRUNSWIG CORPORATION AGREES TO MERGE COMMTRON CORPORATION WITH INGRAM

 BERGEN BRUNSWIG CORPORATION AGREES
 TO MERGE COMMTRON CORPORATION WITH INGRAM
 ORANGE, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Bergen Brunswig Corporation (AMEX: BBC) and Commtron Corporation (AMEX: CMR) Des Moines, Iowa announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to merge Commtron with a newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Industries Inc., a privately owned company headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. The merger would result in Commtron shareowners receiving cash of $7.75 per share for each share of Commtron common stock. Bergen Brunswig owns approximately 80 percent of Commtron, its home entertainment subsidiary. Commtron has approximately 10.1 million shares outstanding.
 Robert Martini, president and chief executive officer of Bergen Brunswig Corporation, said. "We will be completely focused on our vision to be the premier provider of pharmaceutical distribution services and enhance shareowner value." Also president and chief executive officer of Commtron Corporation, Martini commented that "the merger will create an opportunity for Commtron to combine forces with another national distributor of prerecorded videocassettes."
 While the board of directors of Bergen Brunswig Corporation and Commtron have approved the agreement, consummation of the merger is subject to various contingencies, including a fairness opinion from an investment banker and regulatory approvals.
 Bergen Brunswig Corporation is one of the nation's largest distributors of prescription pharmaceuticals and other health care products and currently the largest national distributor of prerecorded videocassettes.
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 /CONTACT: Neil F. Dimick, vice president and chief financial officer of Bergen Brunswig, 714-385-4000/
 (BBC CMR) CO: Bergen Brunswig Corporation; Commtron Corporation; Ingram
 Industries Inc. ST: California, Iowa, Tennessee IN: MTC ENT SU: TNM


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