Idexx Laboratories Inc. announced Friday that its stockholders haveapproved an increase in the number of authorized shares of commonstock, 10 cents par value, from 15 million to 30 million.

Given this approval, Idexx has now effected the two-for-one stocksplit that it announced in early August. The split of common stock(NASDAQ:IDXX) will be paid in the form of a stock dividend toshareholders of record on Oct. 1.

Idexx of Westbrook, Maine, provides diagnostic products for a rangeof veterinary applications. The company also develops and suppliesdiagnostic products for food, environmental and biomedical researchapplications.

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