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BERGEN BRUNSWIG, PARTNER WITHDRAW BID FOR FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL DISTRIBUTOR

 ORANGE, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bergen Brunswig Corp. (AMEX: BBC) announced today that the joint bid which Bergen Brunswig had made in April with the French company, Cooperation Pharmaceutique Francaise, to acquire the largest French pharmaceutical distribution company, Office Commercial Pharmaceutique ("OCP"), has been withdrawn. Under French stock exchange rules, today was the deadline for the joint bidders to announce whether their bidding entity would compete with a pending higher bid for OCP from a German company, Gehe, AG.
 Bergen Brunswig Corp. is one of the largest distributors of pharmaceuticals and health care products in the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Neil F. Dimick, executive VP and CFO of Bergen Brunswig, 714-385-4000/
 (BBC)


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