Harvard Bioscience Announces Allocation of Tax Basis for Spin-Off of Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology

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HOLLISTON, Mass., Nov. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:HBIO), a global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad range of tools to advance life science research, announced the allocation of tax basis resulting from the tax-free spin-off of Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Inc. Based on the relative fair market values of the respective companies on November 1, 2013, the first day of trading after distribution, 23.63 percent of a stockholder`s pre-distribution tax basis in Harvard Bioscience common stock should be allocated to the shares of common stock in Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology received pursuant to the distribution described in the Information Statement of Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology dated October 17, 2013.

A copy of the Form 8937, Report of Organizational Actions Affecting Basis of Securities, is available in the Investor Relations section of Harvard Bioscience's website at www.harvardbioscience.com.

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