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ISS Recommends Hologic Stockholders Vote 'FOR' Merger With Cytyc
Date:10/11/2007

Updates Recommendation to Support Amendment to Hologic's 1999 Equity

Incentive Plan

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading provider of state-of-the-art diagnostic and digital imaging systems directed towards women's health, today announced that ISS, the leading independent proxy advisory service, recommends that Hologic stockholders vote "FOR" the Company's proposed merger with Cytyc Corporation (Nasdaq: CYTC).

In addition, ISS has updated its recommendation with regard to a proposed amendment to Hologic's 1999 Equity Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares available for grant thereunder and recommends that Hologic stockholders vote "FOR" the proposed amendment.

"We appreciate the support that ISS has given to our combination with Cytyc and to Hologic's stock plan," said Jack Cumming, Hologic's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Together with Cytyc, we will be a global leader in women's healthcare. We look forward to realizing the many benefits this combination creates."

As previously announced, on May 20, 2007, Hologic and Cytyc entered into a definitive agreement to combine the two companies in a cash and stock transaction, under which Cytyc stockholders would receive 0.52 of a share of Hologic common stock and $16.50 in cash for each share of Cytyc common stock they own for a total consideration of approximately $6.2 billion.

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