Investor FAQ

1.What does Charles River Laboratories do?
Charles River Laboratories is a leading drug discovery and non-clinical development company. As an essential partner to the biopharmaceutical industry, the company serves a critical function in the drug development process, collaborating with clients from the earliest stages of target identification, through the drug safety testing process and all the way through market approval.

Building upon its history of laboratory animal science, Charles River Laboratories delivers comprehensive, outsourced drug discovery and safety assessment services, as well as manufacturing solutions from biologics production to microbial testing—working with clients to identify, understand, and distinguish viable molecules from those that are not, making the company the bridge between biopharmaceutical companies and the patients who need critical therapies.

2.When was the company founded?
Charles River Laboratories was founded in 1947.

3.Where is the company headquartered?
The company’s corporate offices are located at 251 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA.

4.When did Charles River Laboratories become a publicly traded company?
Charles River Laboratories initially went public in 1968 on the NASDAQ and was later bought by Bausch & Lomb in 1984. In September 1999, the executive management team completed a leveraged buyout of the company. In June 2000, the company launched an initial public offering and again became a public company. It trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRL.”

5.Does Charles River have operations outside the United States?
Charles River Laboratories has global operations with over 150 locations in 21 countries, including a significant presence in North America, Europe, and Asia.

6.How many people does Charles River Laboratories employ?
The company has approximately 21,400 employees worldwide.

7.Who are Charles River Laboratories directors and executive officers?
This information can be found on the “Corporate Governance” section of our website.

8.Who are the independent auditors for Charles River Laboratories?

9.Who is Charles River Laboratories Stock Transfer Agent and Registrar?
c/o Shareholder Services
P.O. Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233-5000

10.How can I receive information about Charles River Laboratories?
Go to the “Email Alerts” or "Contact Information" pages of our website.

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