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FISHER SCIENTIFIC FILES REGISTRATION WITH THE SEC

 HAMPTON, N.H., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisher Scientific International Inc., (NYSE: FSH) today filed a registration statement with the Securities Exchange Commission for a public offering of $125 million step-up convertible subordinated notes (Step-up Income Redeemable Equity Notes -- SIRENs) due 2003.
 Proceeds of the proposed sale of SIRENs will be used to repay bank debt incurred in connection with a recent acquisition and for general corporate purposes, including potential acquisitions. The interest rate, which increases after three years, will be announced at the tine of the offering,
 The First Boston Corporation, BT Securities Corporation, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, Lazard Freres & Co. and Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. Incorporated are the managing underwriters of the proposed SIRENS offering.
 Fisher, the oldest and largest supplier of instruments, equipment and other products to the scientific community in North America, provides more than 100,000 products to some 90,000 research and testing centers worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Norman Ritter of Fisher Scientific, 603-929-2322/
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