SOURCE: MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.

July 19, 2006 21:51 ET

MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering of Common Stock

MERIDIAN, ID -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2006 -- MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ: MWIV) (the "Company" or "MWI") today announced that it has priced a public offering of 2,987,379 shares of its common stock at $32.25 per share. The Company will offer 869,565 shares and certain selling stockholders will offer 2,117,814 shares. The closing of the offering is expected to occur on July 25, 2006, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Piper Jaffray & Co., Banc of America Securities LLC and William Blair & Company are acting as joint book running managers in this offering. Furthermore, the underwriter will be granted a 30-day option to purchase an additional 15% of the common stock to cover over-allotments.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay its borrowings outstanding on the revolving credit facility under its amended credit agreement and the remainder, if any, for general corporate purposes. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders.

The offering and sale of all the shares will be made under the Company's currently effective registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These shares may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to delivery of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933. 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 shares in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state.

Contact Information

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    Mary Pat Thompson
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    (208) 955-8930
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