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QIAGEN Announces QIAGEN Announces Final Proration Results of Digene Exchange Offer

(PresseBox) (Hilden, ) QIAGEN N.V. (Nasdaq: QGEN; Frankfurt, Prime Standard: QIA) announced today the final allocation of consideration in its recent exchange offer for shares of Digene Corporation. In the exchange offer, shareholders of Digene were offered a choice of receiving, for each share tendered, either cash or ordinary shares of QIAGEN, subject to proration so that the total consideration issued consists of 55% cash and 45% QIAGEN stock. On July 26, 2007, QIAGEN announced the preliminary election results and reported that the QIAGEN stock component had been over subscribed. Because the stock consideration was over subscribed, the elections for all QIAGEN stock consideration are subject to the proration procedures included in the merger agreement dated June 3, 2007.

- At the close of business on July 26, 2007, the last day to submit exchange offer consideration election forms or notices of guaranteed delivery, there were 24,578,829 shares of Digene common stock outstanding. Of these outstanding shares, 23,270,298 shares, or approximately 94.6%, were tendered in the exchange offer.

- Digene shareholders who tendered Digene shares in the exchange offer and elected to receive cash consideration or did not make an election in respect of those shares, representing approximately 10.4% of the total tendered Digene shares, will receive $61.25 per share of Digene common stock so tendered.

- Digene shareholders who tendered their shares in the exchange offer and elected to receive QIAGEN stock in respect of those shares, represent approximately 89.6% of the total tendered Digene shares. These shares are subject to the proration procedures. Giving effect to the proration procedures, such shareholders will receive for 50.2% of the shares of Digene common stock so tendered approximately 3.545 QIAGEN ordinary shares (with cash in lieu of fractional shares) for each Digene share and $61.25 in cash for each of the remaining 49.8% of the Digene shares so tendered.

- In the aggregate, QIAGEN will pay as consideration in the exchange offer approximately $784 million in cash and issue approximately 37 million QIAGEN ordinary shares.

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