Combined Businesses to Offer World-Class Expertise, Service and Solutions

INDIANAPOLIS – October 21, 2013 – Beckman Coulter Life Sciences announces it is combining its Particle Characterization business with the Particle Counting business from Hach Company. This move brings together Beckman Coulter’s expertise in cell viability, particle sizing and particle analysis with Hach’s prominence in air and liquid particle counting, and will enable deeper particle characterization solutions, world-class customer support and superior service. In some countries the transition is subject to completing consultation and/or information with certain employee representative bodies.

“This is an exciting time in the histories of these two storied enterprises,” said Jennifer Honeycutt, president, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. “The Coulter, MET ONE and HIAC™ brands helped found the particle counting and characterization industry. Bringing them together allows us to continue to build on the success of these businesses and bring tremendous value to our customers.”

Personnel from the particle counting business of Hach will transition into the Beckman Coulter Life Sciences business to work alongside the Particle Characterization team. Combing these two leading, Danaher Corporation-owned life science companies redefines the Beckman Coulter Particle Characterization business and uniquely positions it to provide innovative technologies to a number of important markets.

For more information, please visit www.beckman.com/particle.