PerkinElmer Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period

PerkinElmer Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period

October 20, 2011 at 7:57 AM EDT

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and clearance under Germany's Act against Restraints of Competition (which was granted on October 10, 2011), in connection with its previously announced acquisition of Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. Completion of the transaction remains subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including approval of the stockholders of Caliper Life Sciences.

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About Caliper Life Sciences

Caliper Life Sciences is a premier provider of cutting-edge technologies enabling researchers in the life sciences industry to create life-saving and enhancing medicines and diagnostic tests more quickly and efficiently. Caliper is aggressively innovating new technology to bridge the gap between in vitro assays and in vivo results, enabling the translation of those results into cures for human disease. Caliper's portfolio of offerings includes state-of-the-art microfluidics, lab automation and liquid handling, optical imaging technologies, and discovery and development outsourcing solutions. For more information please visit

About PerkinElmer, Inc.

PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment. The Company reported revenue of approximately $1.7 billion in 2010, has about 6,200 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at

Important additional information filed with the SEC and distributed to shareholders of Caliper Life Sciences.

Caliper Life Sciences has filed with the SEC and mailed to its shareholders a Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Exchange Act in connection with the transaction. This document contains important information about PerkinElmer, Inc., Caliper Life Sciences, the transaction and other related matters. Caliper Life Sciences' investors and security holders are urged to read this document carefully.

Caliper Life Sciences' investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Definitive Proxy Statement and other documents filed with the SEC by Caliper Life Sciences through the web site maintained by the SEC at

Caliper Life Sciences and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement. Information regarding Caliper Life Sciences' directors and executive officers is contained in Caliper Life Sciences' Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and its proxy statement dated April 26, 2011, which are filed with the SEC. Caliper Life Sciences' proxy statement dated April 26, 2011 also contains information regarding the beneficial ownership of Caliper Life Sciences stock by Caliper Life Sciences' directors and executive officers. In addition, outstanding stock options and restricted stock units held by directors, executive officers and other employees of Caliper Life Sciences will be accelerated in connection with the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement. A more complete description is available in the Definitive Proxy Statement.

PerkinElmer, Inc.
Investor Relations:
David C. Francisco, 781-663-5677
Vice President, Investor Relations
Media Contacts:
Stephanie R. Wasco, 781-663-5701
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Mario Fante, 781-663-5602
Corporate Public Relations Manager

Source: PerkinElmer, Inc.

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