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Form 8-K for LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORP


22-Jul-2013

Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 8.01 Other Events.

On July 22, 2013, Life Technologies Corporation ("Life Technologies") issued a press release announcing that it has filed a definitive proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the pending acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. ("Thermo Fisher") of Life Technologies and has set the date for a special meeting of stockholders to approve the transaction. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

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Additional Information and Where to Find It

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, on July 22, 2013, Life Technologies filed a definitive proxy statement with the SEC. Life Technologies will also begin mailing the definitive proxy statement on July 23, 2013, to its stockholders of record as of July 18, 2013. Stockholders of Life Technologies are urged to read all relevant documents filed with the SEC, including Life Technologies' definitive proxy statement, because they contain important information about the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders are able to obtain the documents 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.

Participants in 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. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in the proxy statement relating to the proposed acquisition and other relevant materials filed with the SEC.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

99.1 Press Release of Life Technologies Corporation, dated July 22, 2013


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