updated 3/24/2011 11:46:54 AM ET 2011-03-24T15:46:54

NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz Haudek Grossman & Gross LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of investors of Animal Health International ("AHII") relating to possible breach of fiduciary duties in connection with a definitive merger agreement with privately held Lextron, Inc.

Under the terms of the agreement, Lextron, with support from investment funds affiliated with Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of AHII for $4.25 per share, or approximately $111 million, plus the repayment of AHII's outstanding indebtedness, for a total purchase price of approximately $251 million.

The transaction was approved by AHII's Board of Directors and is expected to close by June 30, 2011. Investment funds affiliated with Charlesbank Capital Partners, and Jim Robison, AHII's Chairman, President and CEO, who together own approximately 33% of AHII's outstanding common stock, have agreed to vote in favor of the transaction.

AHII shareholders seeking more information about this acquisition are advised to contact Gustavo F. Bruckner, Esq. at gfbruckner@pomlaw.com or 212-661-1100 (ext. 302) or toll free at 888-476-6529, (ext. 302). Shareholders may also contact Rachelle R. Boyle at rrboyle@pomlaw.com or 212-661-1100 or 888-476-6529, ext. 237.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 70 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.

CONTACT: Rachelle R. Boyle
         Pomerantz Haudek Grossman & Gross LLP
         888-476-6529 (ext. 237)
         212-661-1100 (ext. 237)
         rrboyle@pomlaw.com

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