Alere Inc. Announces Successful Completion of Consent Solicitations for Alere Inc.'s Notes

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 General News
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WALTHAM, Mass., May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR) (the "Company") announced today the successful completion of the previously announced

consent solicitations relating to the Company's 6.500% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020, 6.375% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2023 and 7.250% Senior Notes due 2018 (collectively, the "Notes").

The Company solicited consents from holders

of each series of Notes to extend the deadline for delivery of certain financial information and to waive through and until 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 15, 2017 (such time and date, the "Waiver Date"), any default or event of default that occurred, is continuing or may occur under the indentures under which the Notes were issued (and its consequences) in connection with any failure to timely file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") or to timely furnish to the relevant trustees pursuant to the indentures, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 (the "2016 Form 10-K").

The consent solicitations were made pursuant to the consent solicitation statement dated as of May 1, 2017, as supplemented by the supplement dated as of May 4, 2017. As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 5, 2017 (the "Expiration Date"), consents were received from holders in respect of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding Notes of each series for the adoption of the waivers.

The Company has paid or has caused to be paid to each holder who validly delivered (and did not validly revoke) a consent prior to the Expiration Date a cash payment equal to $17.50 for each $1,000 principal amount of such holder's Notes.  Any questions regarding these payments should be directed to the Information and Tabulation Agent, D.F. King & Co., Inc., Attention: Andrew Beck, at (800) 829-6551 (toll free) or (212) 269-5550 (banks and brokers) (collect). J.P. Morgan acted as Solicitation Agent in connection with the consent solicitations.

This announcement is not an offer to purchase, a solicitation of an offer to purchase, or a solicitation of consents with respect to any securities, including the Notes.

About Alere Alere believes that when diagnosing and monitoring health conditions, Knowing now matters™. Alere delivers reliable and actionable information through rapid diagnostic tests, resulting in better clinical and economic healthcare outcomes globally. Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., Alere focuses on rapid diagnostics for infectious disease, cardiometabolic disease and toxicology.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Readers can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "may," "could," "should," "would," "intend," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "continue," "goal," "budget" or similar words. A number of important factors could cause actual results of the Company and its subsidiaries to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, (i) the risk that the review (the "Review") described in the Company's (a) Form 12b-25 filed on March 1, 2017 (the "12b-25"), (b) Form 8-K filed on March 15, 2017 (the "March 8-K") and (c) Form 8-K filed on April 17, 2017 (the "April 8-K"), is not completed in a timely manner; (ii) the possibility that the Review uncovers a misstatement or misstatements in revenue recognition that are greater than the ranges provided in the 12b-25, the March 8-K or the April 8-K, which may be material in amount, or uncovers misstatements with respect to other matters; (iii) the risk that the Review uncovers misstatements that impact total amount of revenue reported; (iv) the risk that the Review will uncover circumstances that require additional material weaknesses in internal control; (v) the risk that these or other risk factors impact the expected timing of the filing of the 2016 Form 10-K; (vi) the risk that our failure to file the 2016 Form 10-K in a timely manner leads to the acceleration of the maturity of certain of our indebtedness; and (vii) the risk factors detailed in Part I, Item 1A, "Risk Factors" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 (as filed with the SEC on August 8, 2016) and other risk factors identified herein or from time to time in the Company's periodic filings with the SEC. Readers should carefully review these risk factors, and should not place undue reliance on the Company's forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information, plans, goals, and estimates at the date of this document. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, future events or other changes.

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