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On which exchange is Bio-Rad stock listed?

The New York Stock Exchange

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What are Bio-Rad's ticker symbols?

BIO and BIOb (as well as BIO.B or BIO/B on some websites)

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Why are there two classes of stock?

Class B Common Stock (BIOb) was originally issued as "founder's stock" but was replaced by Class A (BIO) Common Stock as the "trading stock."

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Why do the two classes of stock have different prices?

Due to the different trading volume of each class of stock, the price may be different, depending on the date and time that the individual class of stock last traded. The two classes of stock have different voting rights as well. (See next question.)

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What are the voting rights of each class of stock?

The holders of Class A Common Stock, voting as a separate class, are entitled to elect two directors. The holders of Class B Common Stock, also voting as a separate class, are entitled to elect the other five directors.

Each share of Class A Common Stock is entitled to one-tenth of a vote and each share of Class B Common Stock is entitled to one vote, except in the election of directors and any other matter requiring the vote of one or both classes of Common Stock.

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Does Bio-Rad pay cash dividends?

No.

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Is Bio-Rad on a calendar fiscal year?

Yes. Bio-Rad's fiscal year begins January 1 and ends December 31.

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Can I purchase stock directly from Bio-Rad?

No. Bio-Rad does not have a direct purchase plan. Please contact your stockbroker to purchase Bio-Rad shares.

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How many stock splits have there been?

There have been a total of nine splits to date:

9/15/76
5 for 4
8/15/77
5 for 4
12/01/78
5 for 4
11/15/79
5 for 4
3/18/80
2 for 1
7/31/85
3 for 2
6/10/86
3 for 2
5/31/96
3 for 2
3/08/02
2 for 1
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How do I change my address/name on the certificate?

Please contact our transfer agent:

Computershare
c/o Shareholder Services
462 South 4th Street, Suite 1600
Louisville, KY 40202
800-962-4284
www.computershare.com

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Company FAQs

When was Bio-Rad founded?

Bio-Rad was founded in 1952 by the late David Schwartz and his wife Alice. Dave remained actively involved in the company until he passed away in 2012 at the age of 88. Alice Schwartz continues to serve on the Board of Directors. The Schwartz's son, Norman, has been with Bio-Rad since 1974 and today is CEO and President. Upon Dave's passing, Norman also assumed the role of Chairman of the Board.

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When did Bio-Rad go public? Where is it incorporated?

Bio-Rad held its initial public offering in 1966. The company's state of incorporation is Delaware.

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What percentage of your business is from outside the United States?

2017 sales by region were 44% Americas, 21% Pacific Rim, 35% Europe.

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Who is Bio-Rad's independent accountant?

KPMG LLP

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Which analysts cover Bio-Rad?

Jefferies Group LLC, Leerink Partners LLC,
and CL King & Associates

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Contact Bio-Rad

Investor Relations
Phone: +1-510-741-6104
investor_relations@bio-rad.com

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