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EX-99.1 - EXHIBIT 99.1 - MERIDIAN BIOSCIENCE INCc94597exv99w1.htm

Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 14, 2010

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Ohio   0-14902   31-0888197
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
3471 River Hills Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (513) 271-3700

(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

A representative from Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (the “Company” or “Registrant”) is providing a presentation at the CJS Securities, Inc. 10th Annual “New Ideas for the New Year” Investor Conference in New York, New York on January 14, 2010. A copy of the presentation (the “Presentation”) is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference in this Item 7.01.

Information in the Presentation contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and performance of the Company. All such forward-looking statements are based largely on management’s expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include competitive factors, outsourcing trends, contract terms, exchange rate fluctuations, the Company’s ability to manage growth and to continue to attract and retain qualified personnel, the Company’s ability to complete acquisitions and to integrate newly acquired businesses, consolidation within the industry and other factors described in the Presentation and in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The information in this Form 8-K, including the exhibit attached hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

(c) Exhibits

Exhibit No.   Description
  Meeting Presentation





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: January 14, 2010
  By: /s/ Melissa Lueke                   
  Melissa Lueke
  Executive Vice President and
  Chief Financial Officer
  (Principal Accounting Officer)