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SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CLINICAL LABORATORIES COMPLETES PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR ALLIED CLINICAL LABORATORIES' SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CORE OPERATIONS

 KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Nov. 18 ~PRNewswire~ -- SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa., today announced the


completion of an agreement for the purchase of most of the assets of Allied Clinical Laboratories' Southern California laboratory operations.
 "The purchase of Allied's San Diego laboratory and regional network of patient service centers enhances our ability to serve the growing managed healthcare market in Southern California and demonstrates our commitment to the region," said W. Vickery Stoughton, president of SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories.
 SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, a unit of SmithKline Beecham (NYSE: SBH), plans to expand its existing San Diego laboratory to accommodate the increased volume of tests. The company will also retain several Allied service sites and incorporate them into its own patient service center network.
 With this acquisition SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories now has 67 patient service centers in the Southern California region, and two major laboratories.
 SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories is the nation's largest provider of clinical laboratory services, with 24 major laboratory locations and more than 350 patient service centers across the country. It is a unit of SmithKline Beecham -- one of the world's leading healthcare companies -- which discovers, develops, manufactures and markets human and animal pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medicines and clinical laboratory testing services.
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 ~CONTACT: Tom Johnson of SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, 800-877-7478~
 (SBH)


CO: SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories; Allied Clinical
 Laboratories ST: Pennsylvania, California IN: MTC SU: TNM


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