Chairman of the board of directors appointed

May 8, 2009

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PerkinElmer announced that its board of directors has appointed the company's president and chief executive officer, Robert F. Friel, to the additional role of chairman of the board of directors.

PerkinElmer announced that its board of directors has appointed the company's president and chief executive officer, Robert F. Friel, to the additional role of chairman of the board of directors.

"Rob's leadership and deep understanding of PerkinElmer's businesses, organization and entrepreneurial culture makes him ideally suited to lead the Company going forward," said Gregory L. Summe, who has been chairman since 1999. "I believe that PerkinElmer today has an executive management team in place that is well positioned to continue driving the global growth and profitability of the company through providing greater value to customers worldwide."

The appointment of Mr Friel to chairman is part of the company's 2007 leadership succession plan designed to support the growth strategy and provide strong leadership continuity.

Friel joined the company in 1999 as chief financial officer and was appointed vice chairman and president of the Life and Analytical Sciences business in 2006. In 2007, he was appointed president and chief operating officer. He succeeded Mr Summe as chief executive officer in 2008.

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