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Departure of Directors or Certain

On December 3, 2015, Alere Inc. (the Company) filed a current report on Form 8-K announcing that Carla Flakne would retire from her position as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company effective as of March31, 2016. Ms. Flakne retired as announced, and on April 13, 2016, the Board of Directors appointed Jonathan Wygant as the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company effective as of that date.

Mr. Wygant has served as Vice President of Finance of the Company since January 4, 2016. From August 2013 until he joined the Company, Mr. Wygant was the Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of CareFusion Corporation, a global medical device company. From May 2010 to August 2013, Mr. Wygant was CareFusions Vice President, Finance and Assistant Contro ller, and from August 2009 to May 2010, he was CareFusions Director, Finance. Before CareFusions spinoff from Cardinal Health, a global health services and products company, in August 2009, he served as Cardinal Healths Director, Finance - Clinical and Medical Products. Mr. Wygant previously held various other accounting positions, including as a senior auditor with the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Mr. Wygants compensation consists of an annual salary of $300,000 and he is participating in the Alere Inc. 2016 Short-Term Incentive Plan, under which he is eligible to receive a cash bonus targeted at 45% of his base salary, the amount of which will depend on achievement of various performance-based criteria. In January 2016, Mr. Wygant received a grant of 10,000 restricted stock units that vest in three equal installments on the first three anniversaries of the date of grant, and he will be eligible to participate in the Companys long-term incentive program beginning in 2017, which is expected to consist of equity awards. Mr. Wygant is entitled to participate in other benefits and programs available to the Companys other officers.

Mr. Wygant has also been offered a Change of Control Severance Agreement substantially similar tothe form made available to the Companys other executives, except that Mr. Wygants agreement does not include any excise tax gross-up protections. Instead, the agreement contains provisions that, in specified circumstances, would reduce the payments that Mr. Wygant would otherwise receive if necessary to avoid any such payment becoming non-deductible by the Company or subject to specified excise taxes.

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

ALERE INC.

By:

/s/Douglas Barry

Name: Douglas Barry

Title: Associate General Counsel

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