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Form 8-K for LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORP


15-Apr-2013

Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 8.01 Other Events.

On April 15, 2013, Life Technologies Corporation (the "Company") and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. ("Thermo Fisher") issued a joint press release announcing the execution of an Agreement and Plan of Merger, pursuant to which, among other things and subject to the satisfaction or waiver of specified conditions, Thermo Fisher agreed to acquire the Company in an all cash transaction. A copy of the joint press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

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Additional Information for Stockholders

This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed acquisition of Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher. In connection with the proposed acquisition, Life Technologies intends to file relevant materials with the SEC, including Life Technologies' proxy statement in preliminary and definitive form. Stockholders of Life Technologies are urged to read all relevant documents filed with the SEC, including Life Technologies' definitive proxy statement, because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders are able to obtain the documents (once available) free of charge at the SEC's web site, http://www.sec.gov, or for free from Life Technologies by contacting
(760) 603-7208 or ir@lifetech.com. Such documents are not currently available.

Participants in the Solicitation

Thermo Fisher and its directors and executive officers, and Life Technologies and its directors and executive officers, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the holders of Life Technologies common stock in respect of the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of Thermo Fisher is set forth in its proxy statement for Thermo Fisher's 2013 Annual Meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 9, 2013. Information about the directors and executive officers of Life Technologies is set forth in the proxy statement for Life Technologies' 2013 Annual Meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 15, 2013. Investors may obtain additional information regarding the interest of such participants by reading the proxy statement regarding the acquisition (once available).



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

99.1 Joint Press Release of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and Life Technologies Corporation, dated April 15, 2013


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