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Agreements include Rusch @ and Hudson RCI @ branded products

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 12:45pm
The Associated Press

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 22, 2012-- Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced two new agreements with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P. (HealthTrust).

The agreement for anesthesia airway products began January 1, 2012 and extends through December 31, 2014. The laryngoscope agreement begins March 1, 2012 and expires February 28, 2015. HealthTrust is a group purchasing organization supporting nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites.

Teleflex provides one of the most complete lines of anesthesia airway and laryngoscope products in the medical device industry. Teleflex's oral and nasal airways and laryngoscopes are well known for the breadth of products offered, and their outstanding quality is recognized by clinicians throughout the United States. For more than 100 years, Teleflex's comprehensive range of clinician-inspired Arrow(R), Rusch and Hudson RCI products have advanced the art of anesthesia by improving safety, effectiveness and patient satisfaction.

"Teleflex's anesthesia airway and laryngoscope products have long been known to deliver excellent quality and service to health care professionals," said Cary Vance, President, Anesthesia and Respiratory Division. "We look forward to continuing our long-term partnership with HealthTrust in these two important product categories and to serving our mutual customers." About HealthTrust HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P., headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $20 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery, and continuously evaluating and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. The website is www.healthtrustpg.com.

About Teleflex Incorporated Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,500 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 130 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at http://www.teleflex.com.

Teleflex, Arrow, Rusch and Hudson RCI are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates.

CONTACT: Teleflex Incorporated Jake Elguicze Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations 610-948-2836 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH INFECTIOUS DISEASES MEDICAL DEVICES OTHER HEALTH MEDICAL SUPPLIES GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Teleflex Incorporated Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 02/22/2012 05:00 PM/DISC: 02/22/2012 05:00 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120222005028/

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