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Quest Diagnostics Reports Growth in Revenue and Earnings for Third Quarter 2008
Date:10/21/2008

stock - (145.7)

Exercise of stock options 27.9 69.4

Excess tax benefits from stock-based

compensation arrangements 2.1 11.7

Dividends paid (58.4) (58.0)

Distributions to minority partners (23.6) (16.3)

Financing costs paid (0.5) (21.2)

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Net cash (used in) provided by

financing activities (464.5) 1,093.4

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Net change in cash and cash equivalents 119.1 15.0

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning

of period 167.6 149.6

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Cash and cash equivalents, end of

period $286.7 $164.6

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Cash paid during the period for:

Interest $151.7 $107.6

Income taxes $277.4 $231.4

Notes to Financial Tables

1. The computation of basic and diluted earnings per common share is as

follows:

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended

September 30, September 30,

2008 2007 2008 2007

(in millions, except per share data)

Income from continuing

operations $159.7 $150.4 $462.6 $399.8

Loss from discontinued

operations (48.9) (52.4)
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