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Omnicare : John Bernbach Appointed to Omnicare's Board of Directors



     Omnicare : John Bernbach Appointed to Omnicare's Board of Directors

CINCINNATI, February 27, 2013 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR), today announced the
appointment of experienced operating executive John Bernbach to its Board of
Directors. 

 "We are pleased to welcome John to Omnicare's Board of Directors," said James
D. Shelton, Omnicare's Chairman of the Board.  "John is a highly accomplished
executive who brings to the board a broad range of management expertise.  We
believe Omnicare's shareholders will benefit from his unique perspective and
operational expertise."

Throughout his career, Mr. Bernbach has developed profitable media ventures in
the United States and abroad. He is a Founder and President of Engine USA,
which is a subsidiary of The Engine Group, Ltd., one of the U.K.'s largest
independent marketing and communications company. In addition, Mr. Bernbach
was Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of NTM Inc. (Not
Traditional Media), a marketing and media advisory firm created in 2003. Prior
to that, he was Chairman and CEO of The Bernbach Group, an executive
management consulting business. 

From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Bernbach served as Director, then CEO and Chairman of
North American Television, a joint venture between the Power Corporation of
Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Company.  Twenty-seven of his 33 years in
the advertising business were spent at Doyle Dane Bernbach, including eight
years as President/COO of DDB Needham Worldwide, where he was responsible for
leading Doyle Dane Bernbach's merger with Needham Harper Worldwide and BBDO to
create the Omnicom Group. 

Mr. Bernbach currently serves on the boards of Great-West Life & Annuity
Insurance Company, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York,
Putnam Investments LLC, Cellfish Media, Lela.com and Casita Maria, a
non-profit center for the arts and education serving Hispanic youth.

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
(859) 392-3444
patrick.lee@omnicare.com

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