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BioRad Completes $200M Exchange Offer for Senior Notes

NEW YORK, June 1 (GenomeWeb News) - Bio-Rad Laboratories has completed an exchange offer that allowed holders of $200 million worth of senior subordinated notes acquired through a private sale last year to obtain amended, publicly registered notes as of yesterday, the company said.

 

According to Ron Hutton, the treasurer of the Hercules, Calif.-based life sciences firm, Bio-Rad offered the note exchange at the beginning of May to investors that had purchased the 6.125-percent notes, due 2014, in December 2004. The amended notes can be publicly traded, as opposed to the old privately issued notes, Hutton said.

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