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FISHER SCIENTIFIC INTERNATIONAL COMPLETES PURCHASE OF HAMILTON DIVISION OF HAMILTON INDUSTRIES

 HAMPTON, N.H., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisher Scientific International Inc. (NYSE: FSH) and Hamilton Industries, Inc. today completed Fisher's previously announced purchase of the Hamilton division of Hamilton Industries for $90 million in cash.
 The Hamilton division, the nation's leading manufacturer of laboratory furniture systems, is now a wholly owned unit of Fisher and will continue to operate under its present management.
 Fisher has also completed the previously reported acquisition of the majority interest in Kuhn & Bayer, a leading German supplier of scientific products. Kuhn & Bayer will continue to be operated by the sellers, who retain a significant equity position in the company.
 Fisher Scientific is the oldest and largest supplier of instruments, equipment and other products to the scientific community in North America.
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 /CONTACT: Norman Ritter of Fisher Scientific, 603-929-2322/
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CO: Fisher Scientific International Inc.; Hamilton Industries, Inc. ST: New Hampshire IN: MTC SU:

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