LAB Research Inc.
TSX : LRI

LAB Research Inc.

February 21, 2011 14:36 ET

Canadian Lender Appoints Receiver Pursuant to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, R.S.C. (1985) ch. B-3

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2011) - LAB Research Inc. ("LAB Research" or the "Company") (TSX:LRI), a Canadian-based global non-clinical contract research organization, today announced that its main Canadian lender (the "Lender") has obtained an Order from the Commercial Chamber of the Superior Court of Laval appointing Samson Belair Deloitte and Touche ("SBDT") to act as Receiver pursuant to section 243 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, R.S.C. (1985) ch. B-3 (the "Receiver Order"). Further to the Receiver Order, the remaining directors of the Company resigned and SBDT took control of the operations of the Company. According to the motion filed by the Lender in support of the Receiver Order, the Receiver intends to solicitate/entertain offers on the assets of the Company with a view to complete a transaction with a potential acquirer/investor in the best delay, preferably on a going concern basis.

On February 2, 2011, the Company announced the execution of a non-binding letter of intent with a US based private equity group. The purchaser has informed the Company that it is no longer interested in completing the transaction pursuant to the terms and conditions set out in the letter of intent. 

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About LAB Research Inc.:

LAB Research is a Canadian global non-clinical contract research organization that provides contract research services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agro-chemical, petro-chemical and industrial markets. LAB Research supports the development of its customers' products from three state-of-the-art facilities located in Canada, Denmark and Hungary.

LAB Research's shares trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under the symbol "LRI", with 52.7 million shares outstanding.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of LAB Research Inc. with respect to its performance, business and future events. Such statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and events may vary significantly.

For further information visit LAB Research's website at www.labresearch.com.

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