East Hills, NY and West Chester, PA (May 7, 2008) - - Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) and VWR International, LLC, today announced that they have renewed their Master Distributor Supply Agreement. With this agreement, VWR will continue to sell and promote Pall's filtration technologies to VWR customers in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and throughout Europe.
Laboratories are pervasive throughout industry, universities and government research centers. These laboratories consume high volumes of filtration, separation and purification products. John Ballbach, VWR International Chairman, President and CEO said, "As a leading global laboratory supply distributor, VWR provides its customers with access to an extensive product portfolio from the world's finest laboratory supply manufacturers. With this agreement we will continue to leverage the strengths of both our companies to provide superior product and service solutions to VWR's customers in the life science, industrial and educational segments. We offer customers an unparalleled combination of product quality, high service levels and outstanding value."
Eric Krasnoff, Pall Corporation Chairman and CEO, said, "The relationship between Pall and VWR consistently results in a higher standard of service and product performance to our customers. We look forward to continuing to serve the market together."
About Pall Corporation Pall Corporation is the global leader in the expanding field of filtration, separation and purification. Pall is organized into two businesses: Industrial and Life Sciences. These businesses provide leading-edge products to meet the demanding needs of customers in energy, electronics, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, transfusion medicine, water purification, aerospace, transportation and broad industrial markets. Total revenues for fiscal year 2007 were $2.2 billion. The Company headquarters is in East Hills, New York with extensive operations throughout the world. For more information visit Pall at http://www.pall.com.
About VWR International, LLC
VWR International is a leading global laboratory supply company with worldwide sales of $3.5 billion US dollars. VWR International's business is highly diversified across products and services, geographic regions and customer segments. The company offers products from a wide range of manufacturers to a large number of customers primarily in North America, Europe and Asia. VWR International's principal customers are major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial and government organizations as well as universities and schools. VWR International distributes a diversified product mix, including chemicals, glassware and plasticware, equipment and instruments, furniture, protective apparel, production and safety products, and other life science and laboratory products and supplies. VWR International supports its customers by providing storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration, technical services, and laboratory bench top delivery. VWR International maintains operations in over 20 countries and employs over 6,500 people worldwide. VWR International is headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania. For more information visit VWR at http://www.vwr.com.
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