CBLPath and Sonic Healthcare Limited Finalize Acquisition

Deal Closes in Conjunction with Naming New CEO

12/2/2010

RYE BROOK, N.Y. CBLPath today announced that it is now officially part of Sonic Healthcare Limited’s federation of laboratories.

CBLPath will work closely with Sonic’s clinical laboratory divisions to cross sell services to their respective referrer bases. Significant revenue synergies are expected to be realized from the cross sell opportunities in FY2012 and following years. In addition, there are a number of cost synergies which Sonic can offer CBLPath, particularly in the areas of logistics, purchasing and billing.

CBLPath has been operating under the direction of the Office of the CEO comprised of David W. Bryant, President and Chairman of the Board, Dr. Carlos D. Urmacher, Chief Medical Officer, and Joe Sinicropi, Chief Operating Officer. At this time, the Office of the CEO will be disbanded and Mr. Bryant will assume the role of CBLPath’s Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Urmacher will continue in his role as Chief Medical Officer and Mr. Sinicropi in his role as Chief Operating Officer.

The company will continue to operate under the CBLPath name.

About CBLPath
CBLPath is a national specialty lab offering a full convergence of anatomic, molecular and digital pathology services. The company provides a one-stop solution for comprehensive sub-specialized diagnostics, and timely, accurate, patient-centered disease management guidance. Through its Best Practice™ Partnership Program, CBLPath partners with pathologists to help them grow their practices, while giving them the ability to stay independent and “keep medicine local.” The company also provides sub-specialty physicians access to comprehensive, high-quality testing in their local market. Founded in 1988, CBLPath established a reputation for providing timely, highly accurate diagnoses along with extraordinary customer service and a true patient-centered commitment. For more about the company, please visit www.CBLPath.com.

About Sonic Healthcare Limited
Sonic Healthcare is one of the world's largest medical diagnostics companies, providing laboratory and radiology services to medical practitioners, hospitals, community health services, and their collective patients. Sonic Healthcare Limited is the parent company of the many operating companies around the world comprising the Sonic Healthcare group. It is a public company, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), where it is classified as one of Australia's "Top 100" companies. Sonic Healthcare has its head office at Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia, in the same building as the main Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology laboratory. In the medical arena, their success is based on the fact that Sonic Healthcare companies are recognized as quality diagnostic practices that have remained true to the ethical principles of the medical profession. For more about the company, please visit www.sonichealthcare.com.