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EX-99.1 - PRESS RELEASE DATED FEBRUARY 5, 2013 - BIO-TECHNE Corpreleasedividend.txt

                            WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                FORM 8-K

                              CURRENT REPORT

                  PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                     SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

    Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 5, 2013

                            TECHNE CORPORATION
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

       Minnesota                     0-17272             41-1427402
(State or Other Jurisdiction       (Commission         I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation)                  File Number)      Identification No.)

                614 Mckinley Place NE
                   Minneapolis, MN                       55413
       (Address of Principal Executive Offices)       (Zip Code)

     Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (612) 379-8854

                              Not Applicable
      (Former Name or Former Address, if changed since Last Report)

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Item 8.01 Other Events A copy of the press release issued by Techne Corporation on February 5, 2013, announcing a cash dividend is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits (d) Exhibits 99.1 Press Release dated February 5, 2013. SIGNATURE 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. Dated: February 5, 2013 TECHNE CORPORATION By: /s/ Gregory J. Melsen --------------------------- Name: Gregory J. Melsen Title: Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer EXHIBIT INDEX Exhibit No. Description ----------- ----------- 99.1 Press release of Techne Corporation dated February 5, 2013.