Omnicare : Jim Flood Joins Omnicare as Vice President of Government Relations

Omnicare : Jim Flood Joins Omnicare as Vice President of Government Relations

CINCINNATI, January 16, 2013 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) announced today that
experienced healthcare policy advocate, former federal prosecutor and past
President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, James G. Flood,
has joined the Company as Vice President of Government Relations.

Mr. Flood will strengthen Omnicare's government relations team in Washington,
D.C. and coordinate with Omnicare executives to help advocate for public
policies that provide for improved health outcomes through increased patient
accessibility of cost-effective pharmaceutical services.

"We are very pleased to have someone of Jim's caliber and unique breadth of
experience join the Omnicare team," said John L. Workman, Omnicare's Chief
Executive Officer. "Jim will be a strong asset as we focus on continuing to
cultivate our relationships with Congress and healthcare regulatory agencies.
His knowledge of the intricacies of healthcare policy will help us continue
to ensure our patients' interests are represented in the geriatric and
specialty care markets."

Mr. Flood joins Omnicare after six years with the national law and government
relations firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, where he represented
Fortune 500 healthcare companies and trade associations before Congress and
the federal government. In this role, he started the Coalition for Patient
Safety and Medicine Integrity, a group of pharmaceutical companies, PhRMA, the
Pharmaceutical Security Institute and other stakeholders which resulted in the
successful enactment by Congress in 2012 of the Safe Doses Act, a new federal
criminal law providing law enforcement with new tools and raising penalties
for committing large scale medical product cargo theft.

Prior to joining Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, Mr. Flood served as an
Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia in the Fraud Section
investigating and prosecuting white collar crime. Prior to that, he served as
Counsel to Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) on the U.S. Senate Judiciary
Committee and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of
Columbia investigating and prosecuting a wide variety of criminal cases. Mr.
Flood previously served as a private practice attorney at the healthcare
regulatory law firm Reed Smith.

Mr. Flood is a Past President of the Bar Association of the District of
Columbia and received his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and his
law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center.

About Omnicare

Omnicare, Inc., a Fortune 400 company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, provides
comprehensive pharmaceutical services to patients and providers across North
America. As the market-leader in professional pharmacy, related consulting
and data management services for skilled nursing, assisted living and other
chronic care institutions, Omnicare leverages its unparalleled clinical
insight into the geriatric market along with some of the industry's most
innovative technological capabilities to the benefit of its long-term care
customers. Omnicare also provides key commercialization services for the
bio-pharmaceutical industry and end-of-life disease management through its
Specialty Care Group. For more information, visit www.omnicare.com.

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Contact:

Media:
Ed Loyd
(513) 719-0808
ed.loyd@omnicare.com

Investors:
Patrick C. Lee
(513) 719-1507
patrick.lee@omnicare.com

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