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AmerisourceBergen Reports Record Operating Revenue of $14.6 Billion and $0.61 Diluted Earnings Per Share for the September Quarter

11/02/06

Company Expects Diluted Earnings Per Share for Fiscal 2007 to Range from $2.40 to $2.55

VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2006--AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC) today reported results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2006. The following results are presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). All prior year share and per share amounts referenced in this news release were adjusted to reflect the Company's December 2005 two-for-one stock split.

    Fiscal Fourth Quarter Highlights

    --  Diluted earnings per share of $0.61.

    --  Record operating revenue of $14.6 billion, up 13 percent.

    --  Pharmaceutical Distribution operating income grew 14 percent.

    Fiscal Year Highlights

    --  Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of
        $2.26.

    --  Record operating revenue of $56.7 billion, up 13 percent.

    --  Pharmaceutical Distribution operating income grew 21 percent.

    --  Cash flow from operations of $807 million.

"Our outstanding performance in the September quarter and the fiscal year exceeded our internal expectations and sets the stage for continued strong performance in fiscal 2007," said R. David Yost, AmerisourceBergen's Chief Executive Officer. "Our record operating revenue was again above our expectations, and our excellent earnings per share performance in the quarter was driven by great results in the pharmaceutical distribution business, including strong growth in our specialty business; improvement in the PharMerica segment; and reduced interest expense and shares outstanding. With $1.3 billion in cash and no net debt, our balance sheet continues to be strong and our financial flexibility significant."

Discussion of Results

AmerisourceBergen's operating revenue was a record $14.6 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 compared to $13.0 billion for the same period last year, a 13 percent increase. Bulk deliveries in the quarter were $1.0 billion, up 5 percent over last fiscal year's fourth quarter.

Consolidated operating income in the fiscal 2006 fourth quarter increased 26 percent to $195.3 million, primarily due to the strong performance of the Pharmaceutical Distribution segment and improved performance in the PharMerica segment. In addition, the negative impact in the quarter of $7.8 million of facility consolidations, employee severance and other costs, was offset by an $8.9 million gain from the settlement of pharmaceutical manufacturer antitrust litigation cases.

In the prior year's fiscal fourth quarter, consolidated operating income was negatively impacted by $12.0 million of facility consolidations, employee severance and other costs, primarily from the outsourcing of information technology services.

In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, the Company had $808,000 of net interest income compared to $9.4 million of net interest expense in the prior year's fourth quarter. The year-ago fourth quarter also had a $110.9 million charge relating to the early retirement of debt.

The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 was 37.6 percent, down from 38.3 percent in the previous fiscal year's fourth quarter. Going forward, the Company continues to expect the effective tax rate to be between 37 percent and 38 percent.

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.61 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, compared to $0.10 in the previous fiscal year's fourth quarter. Special charges in the previous fiscal year's fourth quarter included $0.34 per share for the early debt retirement and $0.04 per share for facility consolidations, employee severance and other costs.

Diluted average shares outstanding for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2006 were 201.4 million, down more than 8 million from the previous fiscal year's fourth quarter due to share repurchases, net of option exercises.

Cash used in operations for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2006 was $77 million. Cash provided by operations in fiscal year 2006 was $807 million, above expectations.

For fiscal 2006, AmerisourceBergen's operating revenue was $56.7 billion compared to $50.0 billion for last year, a 13 percent increase. Bulk deliveries in the 2006 fiscal year decreased 1 percent to $4.5 billion. Total revenue in fiscal year 2006 was $61.2 billion.

Consolidated operating income in the 2006 fiscal year increased 18 percent over the previous fiscal year to $748.7 million primarily due to improved gross profit in the pharmaceutical distribution segment.

For fiscal 2006, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $2.26, a 65 percent increase from $1.37 last fiscal year.

"The excellent results in the fiscal 2006 fourth quarter reflect outstanding operating performance across all our businesses in the Pharmaceutical Distribution segment and operating improvement in the PharMerica segment," said Kurt J. Hilzinger, AmerisourceBergen's President and Chief Operating Officer.

"Drug Corporation's revenue growth in the fourth quarter was driven by contributions across all our customer segments as well as our Canadian operations, which now provide more than $1.5 billion in annualized revenue.

"Optimiz(R), our program to enhance the efficiency of our distribution center network, improved our cost structure in the quarter. We began in 2001 with 51 distribution centers. At the end of fiscal 2006 we have largely completed our network reconfiguration on schedule and on budget, and now have 28 distribution centers, including six new, state-of-the-art facilities. In fiscal 2007, we expect to consolidate an additional two to three distribution centers and continue to install our warehouse management system, which will drive continued savings. Our customer-focused Transform program, designed to improve value to the customers and deliver better margins for the Drug Corporation, also aided performance in the quarter.

"Our Specialty Group's strong operating revenue performance in the fourth quarter led to nearly $10 billion in operating revenue in fiscal 2006, as it continued to grow its market-leading oncology businesses faster than the overall pharmaceutical market.

"The Packaging Group continued to expand its growing pipeline of contract packaging programs for manufacturers and to broaden its compliance packaging solutions for healthcare providers. Anderson Packaging, our U.S. contract packaging unit, had especially strong performance in the quarter.

"Our PharMerica segment showed improvement in the fourth quarter. Revenues in the segment increased 5 percent over the previous fiscal year's fourth quarter, with Long Term Care (PharMerica LTC) revenues up 6 percent. In October, the Company signed a definitive agreement to combine its PharMerica LTC institutional pharmacy business with that of Kindred Healthcare's institutional pharmacy business in a tax-free spin-off and merger to form a new, independent publicly traded company. Our Workers' Compensation business will remain in the segment after the spin-off."

Segment Review

AmerisourceBergen operates in two reportable segments: Pharmaceutical Distribution (which includes the operations of AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, Specialty Group, and Packaging Group) and PharMerica (which includes the Long-Term Care pharmacy and Workers' Compensation businesses). Intersegment sales of $228.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 from AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation to PharMerica, which are included in the Pharmaceutical Distribution segment operating revenue, are eliminated for consolidated reporting purposes.

Pharmaceutical Distribution Segment

Record operating revenue of $14.4 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 was up 13 percent compared to the same quarter in the previous fiscal year.

Strong growth in the Drug Corporation across all business segments in addition to new business, including Canada, and continued strong performance in the Specialty Group, drove operating revenues above the Company's expectations. Pharmaceutical Distribution customer mix in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 was 60 percent institutional and 40 percent retail.

For the segment, gross profit as a percentage of operating revenue was 3.16 percent, 4 basis points lower than the 3.20 percent in the same period in the prior fiscal year, as fee-for-service and generic profits partly offset the impact of customer mix. The LIFO adjustment for the 2006 fiscal fourth quarter was a credit of $15.1 million compared to a similar credit of $15.0 million in the same period last year. Operating expenses as a percentage of operating revenue in the fiscal 2006 fourth quarter were 1.97 percent, an improvement of 5 basis points from 2.02 percent in the prior year's fourth quarter reflecting productivity gains.

Segment operating income for the fiscal 2006 fourth quarter was $172.7 million, a 14 percent increase over the same period in fiscal 2005. Operating income as a percentage of operating revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 was 1.20 percent, ahead of the 1.18 percent in the same quarter last fiscal year, and in the 2006 fiscal year was 1.15 percent, an increase over the 1.08 percent in fiscal 2005.

PharMerica Segment

PharMerica's revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 was $422 million, a 5 percent increase over the previous year's fourth quarter. The segment's PharMerica LTC business grew 6 percent in the same quarter. Operating income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 was $21.6 million, including $8.5 million from the PharMerica LTC business, a 36 percent increase for the segment over the $15.9 million for the same quarter last year. For fiscal year 2006, the PharMerica LTC business contributed $32.3 million of operating income.

In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, operating income as a percentage of revenue was 5.11 percent, well above the 3.95 percent in the same period the previous year, primarily due to the growth in the PharMerica LTC business and a reduction in bad debt expense in the Workers' Compensation business.

Commenting on the Future

"Looking ahead, we expect fiscal 2007 to meet or exceed our long-term goals. Our long-term annual performance goals are to: grow operating revenue in line with pharmaceutical market growth; expand operating margins in the Pharmaceutical Distribution segment by single digit basis points; and grow diluted earnings per share in the 15 percent range," said Yost. "Our long-term annual goals also expect free cash flow to approximate net income.

"For fiscal year 2007 we expect diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $2.40 to $2.55," he continued. "The fiscal 2007 guidance represents a 12 percent to 19 percent increase over the $2.14 per share, which excludes the $0.11 of special items and one penny of rounding from the $2.26 per share, delivered in fiscal year 2006. Our PharMerica Long Term Care business, which we currently expect to spin-off in the March quarter of 2007, represents $0.09 to $0.11 of our earnings per share expectations for all of fiscal year 2007.

"Key assumptions supporting our diluted earnings per share expectations in fiscal 2007 are: operating revenue will grow between 7 percent and 9 percent, at the high end of market growth due to our expanding specialty pharmaceuticals business and completed acquisitions; operating margin expansion in the Pharmaceutical Distribution segment; and free cash flow in the range of $425 million to $500 million, which includes capital expenditures in the $100 million to $125 million range.

"The Company anticipates spending $450 million to $500 million to repurchase its common shares during fiscal year 2007."

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its results at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 2, 2006. Participating in the conference call will be: R. David Yost, Chief Executive Officer; Kurt J. Hilzinger, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Michael D. DiCandilo, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

To access the live conference call via telephone:

        Dial in: 612 234-9960, no access code required.

To access the live webcast:

Go to the Quarterly Webcasts section on the Investor Relations page
at http://www.amerisourcebergen.com.

A replay of the telephone call and webcast will be available from
2:30 p.m. November 2, 2006 until 11:59 p.m. November 9, 2006. The
Webcast replay will be available for 30 days.

To access the replay via telephone:

Dial in:    (800) 475-6701 from within the U.S., access code: 843841
            (320) 365-3844 from outside the U.S., access code: 843841

To access the archived webcast:

Go to the Quarterly Webcasts section on the Investor Relations page
at http://www.amerisourcebergen.com.

About AmerisourceBergen

AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies serving the United States, Canada and selected global markets. Servicing both pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers in the pharmaceutical supply channel, the Company provides drug distribution and related services designed to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. AmerisourceBergen's service solutions range from pharmacy automation and pharmaceutical packaging to pharmacy services for skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, and physician education. With more than $61 billion in annual revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs more than 14,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #27 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.

Forward Looking Statement

This news release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from the expectations contained in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements herein include statements addressing management's views with respect to future financial and operating results and the benefits, efficiencies and savings to be derived from the Company's integration plan to consolidate its distribution network. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in any forward-looking statements: competitive pressures; the loss of one or more key customer or supplier relationships; customer defaults or insolvencies; changes in customer mix; supplier defaults or insolvencies; changes in pharmaceutical manufacturers' pricing and distribution policies or practices; adverse resolution of any contract or other disputes with customers (including departments and agencies of the U.S. Government) or suppliers; regulatory changes; changes in U.S. government policies (including reimbursement changes arising from the Medicare Modernization Act); declines in the amounts of market share rebates offered by pharmaceutical manufacturers to the PharMerica Long-Term Care business, declines in the amounts of rebates that the PharMerica Long-Term Care business can retain, and/or the inability of the business to offset the rebate reductions that have already occurred or any rebate reductions that may occur in the future; any disruption to or other adverse effects upon the PharMerica Long-Term Care business caused by the announcement of the Company's agreement to combine the PharMerica Long-Term Care business with the institutional pharmacy business of Kindred Healthcare, Inc. into a new public company that will be owned 50% by the Company's shareholders (the "PharMerica LTC Transaction"); the inability of the Company to successfully complete the PharMerica LTC Transaction; fluctuations in market interest rates; operational or control issues arising from the Company's outsourcing of information technology activities; the Pharmaceutical Distribution segment's ability to continue to successfully transition its business model to fee-for-service; success of integration, restructuring or systems initiatives; fluctuations in the U.S. dollar - Canadian dollar exchange rate and other foreign exchange rates; economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory developments in Canada, the United Kingdom and elsewhere outside of the United States; acquisition of businesses that do not perform as we expect or that are difficult for us to integrate or control; and other economic, business, competitive, legal, regulatory and/or operational factors affecting the business of the Company generally. Certain additional factors that management believes could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements are set forth (i) in Item 1 (Business) under the heading "Certain Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2005 and elsewhere in that report and (ii) in other reports filed by the Company pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

                    AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION
                          FINANCIAL SUMMARY
                (In thousands, except per share data)
                             (unaudited)

                     Three                  Three
                  Months Ended   % of    Months Ended   % of
                   September   Operating  September   Operating   %
                    30, 2006    Revenue    30, 2005    Revenue  Change
                  ------------ --------- ------------ --------- ------

Revenue:
 Operating
  revenue         $14,641,631    100.00% $12,964,857    100.00%    13%
 Bulk deliveries
  to customer
  warehouses        1,001,373                953,496                5%
                  ------------           ------------
Total revenue      15,643,004             13,918,353               12%

Cost of goods
 sold              15,057,509             13,396,579               12%
                  ------------           ------------

Gross profit          585,495      4.00%     521,774      4.02%    12%

Operating
 expenses:
 Distribution,
  selling and
  administrative      359,611      2.46%     333,874      2.58%     8%
 Depreciation and
  amortization         22,746      0.16%      20,896      0.16%     9%
 Facility
  consolidations,
  employee
  severance, and
  other                 7,805      0.05%      12,006      0.09%   -35%
                  ------------           ------------

Operating income      195,333      1.33%     154,998      1.20%    26%

Other loss                569      0.00%         160      0.00%   256%

Interest (income)
 expense, net            (808)    -0.01%       9,355      0.07%  -109%
Loss on early
 retirement of
 debt                       -                110,873      0.86%   N/A
                  ------------           ------------

Income from
 continuing
 operations
 before income
 taxes                195,572      1.34%      34,610      0.27%   465%

Income taxes           73,594      0.50%      13,267      0.10%   455%
                  ------------           ------------

Income from
 continuing
 operations           121,978      0.83%      21,343      0.16%   472%

Loss from
 discontinued
 operations, net
 of tax                     -                  1,842
                  ------------           ------------

Net income           $121,978      0.83%     $19,501      0.15%   525%
                  ============           ============


Earnings per
 share:
  Basic
   Continuing
    operations          $0.61                  $0.10              510%
   Discontinued
    operations              -                  (0.01)
                  ------------           ------------
     Net income         $0.61                  $0.09              578%
                  ============           ============

  Diluted
   Continuing
    operations          $0.61                  $0.10              510%
   Discontinued
    operations              -                  (0.01)
                  ------------           ------------
     Net income         $0.61                  $0.09              578%
                  ============           ============

Weighted average
 common shares
 outstanding:
  Basic               198,936                207,506
  Diluted             201,357                209,696
                    AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION
                          FINANCIAL SUMMARY
                (In thousands, except per share data)
                             (unaudited)

                     Fiscal                 Fiscal
                   Year Ended    % of     Year Ended    % of
                    September  Operating   September  Operating   %
                    30, 2006    Revenue    30, 2005    Revenue  Change
                  ------------ --------- ------------ --------- ------

Revenue:
 Operating
  revenue         $56,672,940    100.00% $50,012,598    100.00%    13%
 Bulk deliveries
  to customer
  warehouses        4,530,205              4,564,723               -1%
                  ------------           ------------
Total revenue      61,203,145             54,577,321               12%

Cost of goods
 sold              58,971,330             52,597,137               12%
                  ------------           ------------

Gross profit        2,231,815      3.94%   1,980,184      3.96%    13%

Operating
 expenses:
 Distribution,
  selling and
  administrative    1,376,977      2.43%   1,234,057      2.47%    12%
 Depreciation and
  amortization         86,009      0.15%      81,199      0.16%     6%
 Facility
  consolidations,
  employee
  severance, and
  other                20,123      0.04%      22,723      0.05%   -11%
 Impairment
  charge                    -                  5,259      0.01%   N/A
                  ------------           ------------

Operating income      748,706      1.32%     636,946      1.27%    18%

Other income           (4,387)    -0.01%        (990)     0.00%   343%

Interest expense,
 net                   12,464      0.02%      57,223      0.11%   -78%
Loss on early
 retirement of
 debt                       -                111,888      0.22%   N/A
                  ------------           ------------

Income from
 continuing
 operations
 before income
 taxes and
 cumulative
 effect of change
 in accounting        740,629      1.31%     468,825      0.94%    58%

Income taxes          272,617      0.48%     176,903      0.35%    54%
                  ------------           ------------

Income from
 continuing
 operations
 before
 cumulative
 effect of change
 in accounting        468,012      0.83%     291,922      0.58%    60%

Loss from
 discontinued
 operations, net
 of tax                   298                 17,105
Cumulative effect
 of change in
 accounting, net
 of tax                     -                 10,172
                  ------------           ------------

Net income           $467,714      0.83%    $264,645      0.53%    77%
                  ============           ============


Earnings per
 share:
 Basic
  Continuing
   operations           $2.28                  $1.38               65%
  Discontinued
   operations               -                  (0.08)
  Cumulative
   effect of
   change in
   accounting               -                  (0.05)
                  ------------           ------------
   Net income           $2.28                  $1.25               82%
                  ============           ============

 Diluted
  Continuing
   operations           $2.26                  $1.37               65%
  Discontinued
   operations               -                  (0.08)
  Cumulative
   effect of
   change in
   accounting               -                  (0.05)
  Rounding              (0.01)                     -
                  ------------           ------------
   Net income           $2.25                  $1.24               81%
                  ============           ============

Weighted average
 common shares
 outstanding:
 Basic                205,009                211,334
 Diluted              207,446                215,540
                    AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION
                CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                            (in thousands)
                             (unaudited)

                  ASSETS
                                           September 30, September 30,
                                               2006          2005
                                           ------------- -------------
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                  $1,261,268      $966,553
  Short-term investment securities
   available-for-sale                            67,840       349,130
  Accounts receivable, net                    3,427,139     2,640,646
  Merchandise inventories                     4,422,055     4,003,690
  Prepaid expenses and other                     32,105        27,673
                                           ------------- -------------
    Total current assets                      9,210,407     7,987,692

Property and equipment, net                     509,746       514,758
Other long-term assets                        3,063,767     2,878,724
                                           ------------- -------------

    Total assets                            $12,783,920   $11,381,174
                                           ============= =============


   LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                           $6,499,264    $5,292,253
  Current portion of long-term debt               1,560         1,232
  Other current liabilities                     958,364       758,611
                                           ------------- -------------
    Total current liabilities                 7,459,188     6,052,096

Long-term debt, less current portion          1,093,931       951,479

Other long-term liabilities                      89,644        97,242

Stockholders' equity                          4,141,157     4,280,357
                                           ------------- -------------

    Total liabilities and stockholders'
     equity                                 $12,783,920   $11,381,174
                                           ============= =============
                    AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION
           CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                            (in thousands)
                             (unaudited)

                                              Fiscal        Fiscal
                                            Year Ended    Year Ended
                                           September 30, September 30,
                                               2006          2005
                                           ------------- -------------

Operating Activities:
  Net income                                   $467,714      $264,645
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to
   net cash provided by operating
   activities                                   221,828       282,289
  Changes in operating assets and
   liabilities                                  117,723       979,704
                                           ------------- -------------
Net cash provided by operating activities       807,265     1,526,638
                                           ------------- -------------

Investing Activities:
  Capital expenditures                         (113,132)     (203,376)
  Cost of acquired companies, net of cash
   acquired                                    (296,224)       (4,404)
  Proceeds from sale-leaseback
   transactions                                  28,143        36,696
  Proceeds from sale of discontinued
   operations                                         -        14,560
  Proceeds from sales of property and
   equipment                                     49,639         4,219
  Proceeds from sale of equity investment
   and eminent domain settlement                  7,582             -
  Net short-term investment activity            281,290      (349,130)
                                           ------------- -------------
Net cash used in investing activities           (42,702)     (501,435)
                                           ------------- -------------

Financing Activities:
  Net borrowings (repayments)                   134,888      (286,839)
  Capital leases, net                            (2,606)       (1,275)
  Deferred financing costs and other               (335)      (17,584)
  Purchases of common stock                    (717,714)     (786,192)
  Exercise of stock options                     138,043       174,060
  Cash dividends on common stock                (20,592)      (10,598)
  Common stock purchases for employee
   stock purchase plan                           (1,532)       (1,565)
                                           ------------- -------------
Net cash used in financing activities          (469,848)     (929,993)
                                           ------------- -------------

Increase in cash and cash equivalents           294,715        95,210

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of
 year                                           966,553       871,343
                                           ------------- -------------

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year     $1,261,268      $966,553
                                           ============= =============
                    AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION
                     SUMMARY SEGMENT INFORMATION
                        (dollars in thousands)
                             (unaudited)

                                    Three Months Ended September 30,
                                   -----------------------------------
Operating Revenue                     2006         2005      % Change
---------------------------------- -----------------------------------

Pharmaceutical Distribution        $14,448,215  $12,782,748        13%
PharMerica                             422,339      401,627         5%
Intersegment eliminations             (228,923)    (219,518)       -4%
                                   ------------ ------------

  Operating revenue                $14,641,631  $12,964,857        13%
                                   ============ ============




                                    Three Months Ended September 30,
                                   -----------------------------------
Operating Income                      2006         2005      % Change
---------------------------------- -----------------------------------

Pharmaceutical Distribution           $172,657     $151,151        14%
PharMerica                              21,584       15,853        36%
Facility consolidations, employee
 severance, and other                   (7,805)     (12,006)       35%
Gain on antitrust litigation
 settlements                             8,897            -       N/A
                                   ------------ ------------

  Operating income                    $195,333     $154,998        26%
                                   ============ ============




Percentages of operating revenue:

Pharmaceutical Distribution
  Gross profit                            3.16%        3.20%
  Operating expenses                      1.97%        2.02%
  Operating income                        1.20%        1.18%

PharMerica
  Gross profit                           28.27%       27.98%
  Operating expenses                     23.16%       24.03%
  Operating income                        5.11%        3.95%

AmerisourceBergen Corporation
  Gross profit                            4.00%        4.02%
  Operating expenses                      2.66%        2.83%
  Operating income                        1.33%        1.20%
                    AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION
                     SUMMARY SEGMENT INFORMATION
                        (dollars in thousands)
                             (unaudited)

                                     Fiscal Year Ended September 30,
                                   -----------------------------------
Operating Revenue                     2006         2005      % Change
---------------------------------- -----------------------------------

Pharmaceutical Distribution        $55,907,552  $49,319,371        13%
PharMerica                           1,668,308    1,571,369         6%
Intersegment eliminations             (902,920)    (878,142)       -3%
                                   ------------ ------------

  Operating revenue                $56,672,940  $50,012,598        13%
                                   ============ ============




                                     Fiscal Year Ended September 30,
                                   -----------------------------------
Operating Income                      2006         2005      % Change
---------------------------------- -----------------------------------

Pharmaceutical Distribution           $644,202     $532,887        21%
PharMerica                              83,745       91,947        -9%
Facility consolidations, employee
 severance, and other                  (20,123)     (22,723)       11%
Gain on antitrust litigation
 settlements                            40,882       40,094         2%
Impairment charge                            -       (5,259)      N/A
                                   ------------ ------------

  Operating income                    $748,706     $636,946        18%
                                   ============ ============




Percentages of operating revenue:

Pharmaceutical Distribution
  Gross profit                            3.08%        3.03%
  Operating expenses                      1.93%        1.95%
  Operating income                        1.15%        1.08%

PharMerica
  Gross profit                           28.01%       28.40%
  Operating expenses                     22.99%       22.54%
  Operating income                        5.02%        5.85%

AmerisourceBergen Corporation
  Gross profit                            3.94%        3.96%
  Operating expenses                      2.62%        2.69%
  Operating income                        1.32%        1.27%
                    AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION
                          EARNINGS PER SHARE
                (In thousands, except per share data)
                             (unaudited)

Basic earnings per share is computed on the basis of the weighted
 average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the
 periods presented. Diluted earnings per share is computed on the
 basis of the weighted average number of shares of common stock
 outstanding during the period plus the dilutive effect of stock
 options and restricted stock. Additionally, the diluted calculation
 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2005 considers the
 convertible subordinated notes as if converted during the period that
 the notes were outstanding and, therefore, the after-tax effect of
 interest expense related to those notes is added back to income from
 continuing operations in determining income from continuing
 operations available to common stockholders for that period.

                                Three Months Ended  Fiscal Year Ended
                                  September 30,       September 30,
                                  2006     2005      2006      2005
                                --------- -------- --------- ---------

Income from continuing
 operations before cumulative
 effect of change in accounting $121,978  $21,343  $468,012  $291,922
Interest expense - convertible
 subordinated notes, net of
 income taxes                          -        -         -     2,539
                                --------- -------- --------- ---------
Income from continuing
 operations available to common
 stockholders                   $121,978  $21,343  $468,012  $294,461
                                ========= ======== ========= =========

Weighted average common shares
 outstanding - basic             198,936  207,506   205,009   211,334
Effect of dilutive securities:
  Stock options and restricted
   stock                           2,421    2,190     2,437     1,316
  Convertible subordinated notes       -        -         -     2,890
                                --------- -------- --------- ---------

Weighted average common shares
 outstanding - diluted           201,357  209,696   207,446   215,540
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Earnings per share:
  Basic
    Continuing operations          $0.61    $0.10     $2.28     $1.38
    Discontinued operations            -    (0.01)        -     (0.08)
    Cumulative effect of change
     in accounting                     -        -         -     (0.05)
                                --------- -------- --------- ---------
      Net income                   $0.61    $0.09     $2.28     $1.25
                                ========= ======== ========= =========

  Diluted
    Continuing operations          $0.61    $0.10     $2.26     $1.37
    Discontinued operations            -    (0.01)        -     (0.08)
    Cumulative effect of change
     in accounting                     -        -         -     (0.05)
    Rounding                           -        -     (0.01)        -
                                --------- -------- --------- ---------
      Net income                   $0.61    $0.09     $2.25     $1.24
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CONTACT: AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Valley Forge Michael N. Kilpatric, 610-727-7118 mkilpatric@amerisourcebergen.com SOURCE: AmerisourceBergen Corporation

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AmerisourceBergen is one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies, helping both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers improve patient access to products and enhance patient care. With services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, AmerisourceBergen delivers innovative programs and solutions across the pharmaceutical supply channel..

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