Taconic Announces Promotion of Richard Matacchiero to Senior VP/CFO

Hudson, New York - March 25, 2010 - Taconic, a leading provider of life sciences solutions to researchers worldwide, announced that Richard Matacchiero has been promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Matacchiero previously served as the company's Vice President of Finance.

"Richard has made significant contributions to the success and growth of Taconic in his 15 years with the company," said Todd Little, President and CEO. "As Taconic's presence grows globally, he is taking on an expanded role that is more global in scope."

Matacchiero has led Taconic's financial planning, reporting, auditing, and treasury functions and has been instrumental in key strategic initiatives, such as building the company's information systems function and obtaining financing for numerous acquisitions and expansion projects.

Matacchiero began his career as a Certified Public Accountant working with clients in the manufacturing, nonprofit, government, and construction sectors. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs. His involvement in the local community includes serving as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Hope House, an Albany-based organization providing substance abuse rehabilitation services.

About Taconic
Taconic is a leading provider of life sciences solutions to researchers worldwide, offering innovative lab animal models and scientific services that facilitate in vivo studies and advance drug discovery. Taconic's wide range of advanced solutions include custom model design, generation and production, imaging, off-the-shelf model repositories, compound profiling, contract research, custom breeding, genetic monitoring, and health testing. Headquartered in New York's Hudson River Valley, Taconic operates seven breeding facilities and three service laboratories in the U.S. and Europe and maintains a staff of over 1,000 scientific specialists committed to technological innovation.