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BERGEN BRUNSWIG ANNOUNCES MOVE TO NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND CHANGE IN FISCAL YEAR

 ORANGE, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Bergen Brunswig Corp. (AMEX: BBC) announced that it has applied for a listing of its Class A Common Stock and various debt securities on the New York Stock Exchange. Trading on the NYSE is expected to begin in mid-December with the same trading symbol, BBC.
 The company has approximately 35 million Class A shares outstanding which have been trading on the American Stock Exchange since its initial public offering in 1963. The company's Class B shares, which are not traded, convert to Class A shares not later than Feb. 24, 1994.
 Robert E. Martini, chairman and chief executive officer of Bergen Brunswig, commented: "We look forward to a listing on the New York Stock Exchange which we believe will enhance liquidity and expand our shareowner base and company recognition."
 Bergen Brunswig also announced that it will change its fiscal year end from Aug. 31, to Sept. 30, beginning with the current fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1994. Accordingly, the first fiscal quarter of 1994 will end Dec. 31, 1993. The next Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Jan. 20, 1994.
 Bergen Brunswig is the nation's largest supplier of pharmaceuticals to hospitals and managed care facilities and a leading supplier to independent and chain pharmacies.
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 /CONTACT: Neil F. Dimick, executive VP and CFO, 714-385-4000/
 (BBC)


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