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VWR leadership with Susan Drucker, Mayor of Solon (fourth from the left),
celebrate the opening of VWR’s chemical manufacturing site in Solon, Ohio.

VWR Showcases New 226,000 Square Foot Chemical Manufacturing Location

New Solon facility will streamline VWR’s chemical production in Northeast Ohio

RADNOR,Pa.,August 30,2016 -VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), the leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers, celebrated the opening of its Solon, Ohio manufacturing site. City officials and other distinguished attendees enjoyed a facility tour and the official plant opening.

“Today is a joyous milestone in our history, especially for the many employees who have been personally involved in conceptualizing and shaping this new location,” stated Michael Mascali, VWR’s SVP of Compliance. “Today, we celebrate that hard work!”

“The new location will enable better collaboration amongst our employees along with the opportunity for growth to meet market demand,” stated Manuel Brocke-Benz, VWR’s President and CEO. “We are excited to continue enabling science by providing high quality liquid and powder chemical products to our customers.”

Earlier this year, VWR had six locations spanning the Solon, Ohio area, totaling approximately 150,000 square feet. The operations from five of the locations will relocate tothe new building this year, with the sixth moving in several years. The new building totals 226,000 square feet, providing additional space and facilitating greater collaboration between VWR’s employees.

With distribution at our core, VWR continues to expand its offerings, capabilities and technology to provide customized, innovative solutions to meet customers’ needs. The Solon, Ohio location was established in 1976 under the AMRESCO brand. Acquired by VWR in 2011, it is now part of VWR’s larger network of sites supporting the chemical manufacturing needs of its customers globally. Solon’s contract manufacturing capabilities include custom products, supply chain and design solutions, high purity biochemicals, life science regents and diagnostic kits and solutions. VWR supports biopharma, life science, diagnostic and industrial customers by providing chemicals to support testing, production and contract manufacturing of custom goods.

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