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Hologic, Inc. Accepts Shares of Third Wave Technologies, Inc. in Tender Offer and Commences Subsequent Offering Period
Date:7/17/2008

BEDFORD, Mass. and MADISON, Wis., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) and Third Wave Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWTI) ("Third Wave"), today jointly announced the expiration of the initial offering period of the tender offer by its wholly-owned subsidiary Thunder Tech Corp. (the "Purchaser") for all outstanding shares of common stock of Third Wave. The initial offering period expired, as scheduled, at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Wednesday, July 16, 2008.

The depositary for the offer has advised Hologic and the Purchaser that, as of the expiration of the initial offering period, a total of approximately 45,225,950 Third Wave shares were validly tendered to the Purchaser (including shares tendered via the guaranteed delivery procedure) and not withdrawn, representing approximately 92.1% of the outstanding common stock of Third Wave. The Purchaser has accepted for payment all Third Wave shares that were validly tendered during the initial offering period.

Hologic also announced that the Purchaser has commenced a subsequent offering period for all remaining shares of Third Wave common stock to permit stockholders who have not yet tendered their shares the opportunity to do so. This subsequent offering period will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, unless further extended. Any such extension will be followed by a public announcement no later than 9:00 a.m., New York City time, on the next business day after the subsequent offering period was scheduled to expire.

The same $11.25 per share price offered in the prior offering period will be paid during the subsequent offering period. All shares validly tendered during this subsequent offering period
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