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Celera Genomics Appoints John Reynders as Vice President, Information Systems

Rockville, MD - April 16, 2001

Celera Genomics (NYSE: CRA), an Applera Corporation business announced today that John Reynders has been appointed as vice president, information systems.

With more than 18 years of experience in high performance computing, Mr. Reynders’ expertise will be utilized to lead the development and implementation of information systems strategies. Celera’s powerful computing infrastructure will continue to play a central role as Celera evolves to become a leading therapeutic and diagnostic discovery company.

Prior to joining Celera, Mr. Reynders worked at Sun Microsystems, Inc. in their high performance computing area, and at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he managed multiple high performance computing projects, developed strategic simulation capabilities and managed the largest dedicated unclassified super computer in the United States.

Mr. Reynders obtained his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Ph.D. in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University.

Applera Corporation, formerly PE Corporation, comprises two operating groups. The Celera Genomics Group, headquartered in Rockville, MD, is a definitive source of genomic and related medical information. Celera has developed three business units: the On-line Information Business, Discovery Sciences, and Discovery Services, all of which build upon Celera’s generation, integration, and analysis of biological information. Celera intends to enable therapeutic discoveries both through its own application of its scientific capabilities and in partnership with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The Applied Biosystems Group (NYSE:ABI) develops and markets instrument-based systems, reagents, software, and contract services to the life science industry and research community. Applied Biosystems is headquartered in Foster City, CA, and reported sales of $1.4 billion during fiscal 2000. Information about Applera Corporation, including reports and other information filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is available on the World Wide Web at www.applera.com, or by telephoning 800.762.6923.


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