VWR International, Inc. Acquires Remaining Stake in KMF Laborchemie Handels GmbH

WEST CHESTER, Pa., March 29 — VWR International, Inc., a

leading supplier to the global research laboratory industry, today

announced that it has acquired the remaining approximately 76% interest in

KMF Laborchemie Handels GmbH (KMF) effective April 1, 2007, a German-based

scientific laboratory supply distributor, that it did not already own.

KMF has 70 employees, all based in Germany, with annual revenues of

approximately $45 million US dollars.

Manuel Brocke-Benz, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of

VWR’s European operations, said, “We are very pleased that VWR now has a

100 percent stake in KMF, a key European distributor for the Company. The

very customer- centric approach of KMF – together with the strength of

VWR’s logistics network and service capabilities in Germany and across

Europe – will enhance our value proposition to our combined customer base.

Our suppliers will also clearly benefit from having an even stronger

partner in one of the major European markets. We look forward to

integrating the KMF team to support our growth plans in 2007 and beyond.”

About KMF Laborchemie Handels GmbH

KMF Laborchemie Handels GmbH offers a highly diversified product range

of chemicals and consumables to the laboratory industry in Germany with an

emphasis on chromatography, microbiology and life science products. The

Company’s customers include research institutes, universities, public

control laboratories, pharmaceutical and other industries. In addition to

its central warehouse in Sankt Augustin, Germany, KMF has branch offices in

Lohmar and Leipzig. The Company’s mission is to deliver excellence in

distribution of scientific supplies and customer service.

About VWR International, Inc.

VWR International is a leader in the global research laboratory

industry with worldwide sales in excess of $3 billion US dollars. VWR’s

business is highly diversified across products and services, geographic

regions and customer segments. The Company offers products from a wide

range of manufacturers, to a large number of customers primarily in North

America, Europe and other locations. VWR’s principal customers are major

pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, technology, clinical, food

processing and consumer product companies, universities and research

institutes, governmental agencies, environmental testing organizations, and

primary and secondary schools. VWR distributes a diversified product mix,

including chemicals, glassware and plasticware, equipment and instruments,

furniture, protective apparel, production and safety products, and other

life science and laboratory products and supplies. VWR supports its

customers by providing storeroom management, product procurement, supply

chain systems integration, technical services and laboratory bench top

delivery. VWR maintains operations in over 20 countries and employs over

6,000 people worldwide. VWR International is headquartered in West Chester,

Pennsylvania. VWR-G

For more information on VWR International, phone 1-800-932-5000, visit

http://www.vwr.com, or write, VWR International, Inc., 1310 Goshen Parkway, P.O.

Box 2656, West Chester, PA 19380-0906.

VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, Inc.

SOURCE VWR International, Inc.

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