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OWENS & MINOR ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF WHOLESALE DRUG BUSINESS SALE

 OWENS & MINOR ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF WHOLESALE DRUG BUSINESS SALE
 RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) announced today that it had closed the previously announced sale of its wholesale drug business to Bergen Brunswig Corporation (AMEX: BBC). The sale included the net assets of the wholesale drug business located in Richmond and Norfolk, Va., and Wilson, N.C., but does not include the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., wholesale drug business.
 The exact terms of the sale have not been disclosed, but the transaction consideration approximated $50 million in cash.
 Owens & Minor, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of medical and surgical supplies, pharmaceuticals and other related products. Through its Vangard Labs subsidiary, the Company also packages generic and brand name pharmaceuticals. Owens & Minor, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OMI.
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 /CONTACT: Glenn J. Dozier, Senior Vice President, Operations and Systems, Chief Financial Officer, Owens & Minor, Inc., 804-965-2945/
 (OMI BBC) CO: Owens & Minor, Inc.; Bergen Brunswig Corporation ST: Virginia IN: MTC SU: TNM


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