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AmerisourceBergen Promotes Kurt J. Hilzinger to President and Chief Operating Officer

October 31, 2002

"Kurt's election is a clear recognition of his critical role in the Company and his significant contribution in building AmerisourceBergen," said Yost, "Kurt and I have worked together for more than a decade, and he is without question one of the most capable, competent, and energetic executives in the industry. His strong leadership will be invaluable as we continue to build this industry leading Company."

"I am excited about continuing to help create value for our shareholders, customers, suppliers and employees," said Hilzinger. "AmerisourceBergen continues to have tremendous potential. We are building the most efficient distribution network in the industry; rolling out new programs and solutions for our customers; bringing added services to our suppliers; and developing the kind of Company where our associates can achieve their career goals."

Hilzinger was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AmerisourceBergen upon the merger of AmeriSource Health Corporation and Bergen Brunswig Corporation in August 2001. Previously, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of AmeriSource, which he joined in 1991. He held a number of other key roles with AmeriSource, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining AmeriSource, Hilzinger held several positions at Citigroup. Earlier in his career, he was an associate with the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Hilzinger is a member of the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a 1983 graduate of the University of Michigan.

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