Philips Successfully Completes Tender Offer for BioTelemetry, Inc.

PhilipsRoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced tender offer (the "Offer") to purchase all outstanding shares of BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT), a leading U.S.-based provider of remote cardiac diagnostics and monitoring for USD 72.00 per share in cash. At 12:00 midnight, New York time, on February 9, 2021 (one minute after 11:59 P.M., New York time, on February 8, 2021), the Offer expired as scheduled and was not extended. Philips expects to complete the acquisition of BioTelemetry later today through a merger under Section 251(h) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, the depositary for the Offer (the "Depositary"), has advised that, as of the expiration of the Offer, a total of 27,182,062 shares had been tendered into and not validly withdrawn from the Offer, representing approximately 78.96 % of BioTelemetry's outstanding shares and a sufficient number of shares such that the minimum tender condition to the Offer was satisfied. Additionally, the Depositary has advised that an additional 1,569,222 shares had been tendered by notice of guaranteed delivery, representing approximately 4.56% of BioTelemetry's outstanding shares. Accordingly, all shares that were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn were accepted for payment and Philips will promptly pay for all such tendered shares in accordance with the terms of the Offer.

As a result of the merger, BioTelemetry will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Philips. In the merger, each share of BioTelemetry (other than those shares held by Philips, Philips Holding USA Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Philips, Davies Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Philips Holding USA Inc., or BioTelemetry or any of their respective subsidiaries or shares held by any stockholder who properly demand appraisal under Delaware law) will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive the same USD 72.00 per share in cash, without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes, that was paid in the Offer. Following completion of the merger, the common stock of BioTelemetry will no longer be listed for trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being, and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum - from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2020 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 82,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.

About BioTelemetry

BioTelemetry, Inc. is the leading remote medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care. The company provides remote cardiac monitoring, centralized core laboratory services for clinical trials, remote blood glucose monitoring and original equipment manufacturing that serves both healthcare and clinical research customers.

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