NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PerkinElmer disclosed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that has signed a $200 million loan agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank.

The agreement was signed on Aug. 11 and has a term of 364 days. PerkinElmer has the option of getting funds as Eurocurrency Loans or ABR Loans, and the loans are repayable in full at maturity.

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