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TMCNet:  PharMerica Corporation Acquires Amerita, Inc.

[December 13, 2012]

PharMerica Corporation Acquires Amerita, Inc.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. --(Business Wire)--

PharMerica Corporation (NYSE: PMC), a national provider of institutional pharmacy and hospital pharmacy management services, today announced that it has acquired Amerita, Inc. in an all cash transaction. Amerita is a provider of specialty home infusion services with operations in Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Utah. This transaction is expected to be moderately accretive to the Company in 2013.

Commenting on the transaction, Gregory S. Weishar, PharMerica Corporation's Chief Executive Officer, said, "Amerita is a leading provider of specialty infusion services, and represents an opportunity for PharMerica to leverage existing pharmacies and broaden our product offerings. Strategically, we believe the ability to serve patients in their home will support the efforts of our long-term care clients as they adapt to the changing healthcare landscape."

About PharMerica

PharMerica Corporation is a leading institutional pharmacy services company servicing healthcare facilities in the United States. PharMerica operates institutional pharmacies in 44 states. PharMerica's customers are institutional healthcare providers, such as nursing centers, assisted living facilities, hospials and other long-term care providers. The Company also provides pharmacy management services to long-term care hospitals.


Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company's current estimates, expectations and projections about its future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. Forward-looking statements include statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "may," "should," "will," "would," "project" and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based upon information currently available to us and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from the results referred to in the forward-looking statements we make in this press release are included in the Risk Factors section set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC (News - Alert) and in other reports, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC by the Company.

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, all of which speak only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect any events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on the Company's behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this press release and in the Risk Factors section set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and in other reports filed with the SEC by the Company.


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