VWR International, LLC
Jun 1, 2015

VWR Corporation Announces Commencement of Public Offering by Selling Stockholder

Radnor, PA, June 1, 2015-VWR Corporation (NASDAQ: VWR) today announced the commencement of an underwritten public offering of 16,000,000 shares of its common stock by selling stockholder Varietal Distribution Holdings, LLC pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission").  The selling stockholder will also grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 2,400,000 additional shares. VWR will not receive any proceeds from this offering.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are serving as leadbook-running managers in the offering. Barclays Capital Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Jefferies LLC and William Blair & Company, L.L.C. will serve as joint book-running managers.  Additionally, Cowen and Company, LLC, Mizuho Securities USA Inc., SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., Drexel Hamilton, LLC and Loop Capital Markets LLCare serving as co-managers in the offering. 

The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from: BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Prospectus Department or by emailing dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com;  Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 or by telephone at (866) 803-9204.

The registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time when the registration statement becomes effective. Copies of the registration statement can be accessed through the Commission's website at www.sec.gov. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About VWR Corporation

VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a leading, global, independent provider of products, services and solutions to laboratory and production facilities. With sales in excess of $4.3 billion in 2014, VWR enables science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR has cultivated a value proposition delivering product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers' productivity from research to production. VWR's differentiated services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom-manufactured chemical blends. Our dedicated team of more than 8,500 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the initial public offering, which are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties and assumptions. You should not place reliance on these statements. These statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "seek," "will," "may" or similar expressions. These statements are based on certain assumptions that VWR and its management have made in light of perceptions of expected future developments and other factors VWR and its management believe are appropriate in these circumstances. As you read and consider this press release, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. Many factors could affect VWR's actual performance and results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks and uncertainties related to the capital markets. All forward-looking statements attributable to VWR or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and VWR undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Contact:

Valerie Collado

Director, Corporate Communications

VWR Corporation

Phone: 484.885.9338


Investor Contact:

John Sweeney, CFA

VP, Investor Relations

VWR Corporation

Phone: 610.386.1483


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