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Effective July 1, 2008, Applera Corporation separated its Celera Group from the Company's remaining business by means of a redemption of each outstanding share of Applera Corporation - Celera Group common stock in exchange for one share of common stock of Celera Corporation, a Delaware corporation that holds all of the businesses, assets and liabilities previously attributed to the Celera Group. As a result of the separation, Celera is now a separate, independent, publicly-traded company whose common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "CRA."

Also effective July 1, 2008, the name of Applera Corporation was changed to Applied Biosystems Inc. to reflect the business of the Company following the separation. The new name will not result in any change to the Company's Applied Biosystems Group common stock, which will continue to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ABI."