Allscripts Announces Per Share Amount of Special Cash Dividend of $5.23

Saturday, October 11, 2008 General News
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CHICAGO, Oct. 10 Allscripts HealthcareSolutions, Inc. ("Allscripts") (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider ofclinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians useto improve healthcare, announced today that the per share amount of thepreviously announced special cash dividend is $5.23 per share of common stock.The payment of the special cash dividend, which is expected to occur onOctober 17, 2008, is contingent upon the closing of the transactionscontemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of March 17, 2008entered into by Allscripts, which, subject to the satisfaction of remainingclosing conditions, is expected to occur today. As previously announced, therecord date for the special cash dividend was October 9, 2008. Holders ofAllscripts common stock who sell their shares through October 10, 2008 alsowill be selling their right to receive the special cash dividend. The date onwhich Allscripts common stock will first trade without the right to thespecial cash dividend is expected to be October 13, 2008.


As of the close of business on the record date for the special cashdividend, holders of approximately $54.6 million aggregate principal amount ofAllscripts' 3.50% Convertible Senior Debentures elected to convert into sharesof Allscripts common stock.

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity andinformation solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The company'sunique solutions inform, connect and transform healthcare, delivering improvedcare at lower cost. More than 40,000 physicians and thousands of otherhealthcare professionals in clinics, hospitals and extended care facilitiesnationwide utilize Allscripts to automate everyday tasks such as writingprescriptions, documenting patient care, managing billing and scheduling, andsafely discharging patients, as well as to connect with key information andstakeholders in the healthcare system. To learn more, visit Allscripts at

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SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

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