Madryn Asset Management Demands SomaLogic’s Board Address Repeated, Unprecedented Adjournments of Tainted Special Meeting

Believes All SomaLogic Directors – Robert Barchi, Thomas Carey, Eli Casdin, Troy Cox, Kathy Hibbs, Anne Margulies, Tycho Peterson, Richard Post and Jason Ryan – Have Betrayed Shareholders by Delaying the Special Meeting Five Times so the Board Could Initiate a Covert Vote-Flipping Campaign

Encourages Shareholders to Take Note of the Board’s Governance Failures and Blatant Abuse of Shareholder Democracy

Notes Madryn Has Sent a Litigation Hold to the SomaLogic Board as the Firm Evaluates Legal Options

Urges Shareholders Interested in Changing Their Vote and/or Opposing the Merger to Contact Madryn or the Firm’s Proxy Solicitor

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Madryn Asset Management, LP (collectively with its affiliates, “Madryn” or “we”), a holder of approximately 4.2% of the outstanding common stock of SomaLogic, Inc. (“SomaLogic” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SLGC), is demanding the Company finally answer key questions related to its repeated adjournments of the Special Meeting of Shareholders (the “Special Meeting”) pertaining to the proposed merger (the “Proposed Merger” or the “Transaction”) with Standard BioTools Inc. (“Standard BioTools”) (Nasdaq: LAB). Madryn believes the Board of Directors — Robert Barchi, Thomas Carey, Eli Casdin, Troy Cox, Kathy Hibbs, Anne Margulies, Tycho Peterson, Richard Post and Jason Ryan — have betrayed shareholders by adjourning the Special Meeting a seemingly unprecedented five times over an approximately six-hour timespan in order to provide time for covert vote-flipping efforts. Madryn sent the Board of Directors a legal letter earlier today and asked that all documents relevant to the Transaction be retained as it evaluates its legal options.

Madryn calls on SomaLogic to finally hold the Special Meeting after hours of delay.

Madryn directly asked the Company the following questions in the submission box within the virtual Shareholder Meeting and via email:

  1. Why has SomaLogic adjourned the Special Meeting multiple times?

  2. What is the basis for the adjournments, what communications have been happening with shareholders during these delays and when will SomaLogic be making all such communications public?

  3. Why is it not a disenfranchisement to keep shareholders waiting all day for the polls to open and the Special Meeting to take place?

No answers were provided. If the aforementioned directors are treating shareholders so poorly on such a critical day, what else have they been hiding or distorting in the period leading up to this vote? Madryn believes it is clear that this Board of Directors is not treating shareholders equitably and has opened itself up to liability. In Madryn’s view, any party considering giving their vote to SomaLogic should immediately reconsider.

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MADRYN URGES SOMALOGIC SHAREHOLDERS TO HOLD FIRM AND OPPOSE THE TRANSACTION

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CHANGING YOUR VOTE, CONTACT MADRYN OR OUR FIRM’S PROXY SOLICITOR

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About Madryn Asset Management

Madryn Asset Management is a leading alternative asset management firm that invests in innovative healthcare companies specializing in unique and transformative products, technologies and services. The firm draws on its extensive and diverse experience spanning the investment management and healthcare industries and employs an independent research process based on original insights to target attractive economic opportunities that deliver strong risk-adjusted and absolute returns for its limited partners while creating long-term value in support of its portfolio companies.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Madryn Asset Management, LP, Madryn Health Partners, LP, Madryn Health Partners (Cayman Master), LP, Madryn Health Advisors, LP, Madryn Health Advisors GP, LLC, Madryn Select Opportunities, LP, Madryn Select Advisors, LP, Madryn Select Advisors GP, LLC and Avinash Amin (collectively, the “Participants”) are participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of SomaLogic in connection with the special meeting of stockholders (the “Special Meeting”). On December 18, 2023, the Participants filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) their definitive proxy statement and accompanying GREEN Proxy Card in connection with their solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of SomaLogic for the Special Meeting. MADRYN STRONGLY ADVISES ALL STOCKHOLDERS OF SOMALOGIC TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT, THE ACCOMPANYING GREEN PROXY CARD AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES BY THE PARTICIPANTS, AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION, INCLUDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO THE PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR DIRECT OR INDIRECT INTERESTS IN SOMALOGIC, BY SECURITY HOLDINGS OR OTHERWISE. The definitive proxy statement and an accompanying GREEN Proxy Card will be furnished to some or all SomaLogic stockholders and is, along with other relevant documents, publicly available at no charge on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov/. In addition, the Participants will provide copies of the definitive proxy statement without charge upon request. Requests for copies should be directed to Madryn Asset Management, LP.

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Contacts

Saratoga Proxy Consulting

John Ferguson / Joseph Mills, 212-257-1311

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Longacre Square Partners

Greg Marose / Joe Germani, 646-386-0091

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