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AMRI Realigns Discovery and Development Services to Support Customer Demand

 AMRI Realigns Discovery and Development Services to Support Customer Demand

PR Newswire

ALBANY, N.Y., April 16, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI) today
announced that it will be transitioning Discovery and Development Services
(DDS) activities at its Syracuse, N.Y. site to other sites within AMRI and
will cease operations in Syracuse by the end of June 2014. The actions taken
today are consistent with AMRI's ongoing efforts to consolidate its facility
resources to more effectively utilize its discovery and development resource
pool and to further reduce its facility cost structure.

"The decision we have made, while difficult for our colleagues in Syracuse,
reflects the continued evolution of AMRI's business to better align our
operations to most efficiently support our customer needs, while preserving
the skills and capabilities that our customers demand as they return to
greater utilization of their outsourcing partners," said William S. Marth,
AMRI's president and chief executive officer. "We remain committed to our
total integrated discovery and development services platform and the
capabilities for which Syracuse has become distinguished, and we will be
transitioning and consolidating those activities to other sites within AMRI."

AMRI's Syracuse Research Center provides services to the global pharmaceutical
industry including chemical process research and development, custom chemical
synthesis and scale-up of pharmaceuticals intermediates and final products. As
part of the transition, Syracuse DDS capabilities and some employees will be
transferred to a number of AMRI facilities, including Albany, N.Y.; Cedarburg,
Wis.; Holywell, U.K. and Hyderabad, India. AMRI expects to finalize transition
plans by the end of April 2014 and anticipates no interruption to current or
future projects, which require Syracuse specific capabilities.

AMRI estimates that it will incur certain one-time cash and non-cash charges
related to the reduction in force and other transition activities between
$5.75 - $6.50 million, which includes $3.75 - $4.25 million in non-cash fixed
asset impairment charges. Cash charges will consist of $2.0 - $2.25 million
for employee and other related costs and will primarily be paid during the
second half of 2014. The Company expects the majority of these charges to be
recorded in the second and third quarters of 2014. AMRI expects the actions
announced today will generate annual run-rate savings of approximately $1.5
million.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and
uncertainties. These statements include, without limitation, statements
regarding the amount and timing of charges in connection with the
restructuring; the goals of the restructuring; the reduction in annual costs;
and the timing of the spending involved with the restructuring. The
forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainties
that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those
anticipated in these forward-looking statements, including, without
limitation: if the restructuring fails to produce the intended cost savings or
is not implemented in the contemplated timeframe, as well as those risks
discussed in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2013 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
March 17, 2014, and the company's other SEC filings. Numerous factors,
including those noted above, may cause actual results to differ materially
from the guidance provided. The company expressly disclaims any current
intention or obligation to update the information provided or any other
forward-looking statement in this press release to reflect future events or
changes in facts assumed for purposes of providing this guidance or otherwise
affecting the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

About AMRI
Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI) is a global contract research and
manufacturing organization offering customers fully integrated drug discovery,
development and manufacturing services. For over 22 years, AMRI has
demonstrated its adaptability as the pharmaceutical and biotechnology
industries have undergone tremendous change in response to multiple
challenges. This experience, a track record of success and locations in the
United States, Europe and Asia now provides our customers with SMARTSOURCING™,
a full range of value-added opportunities providing customers with informed
decision-making, enhanced efficiency and more successful outcomes at all
stages of the pipeline. AMRI has also successfully partnered R&D programs and
is actively seeking to out-license its remaining programs for further
development. For more information about AMRI, please visit our website at
www.amriglobal.comor follow us on Twitter (@amriglobal).

Contacts:
Investors: Michael Nolan, AMRI Chief Financial Officer, 518-512-2261
Media: Gina Rothe, AMRI Communications, 518-512-2512

SOURCE AMRI

Website: http://www.amriglobal.com
 
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