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Teleflex Awarded New Agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group for Central Venous Catheters

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 3:45am
The Associated Press

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 14, 2012-- Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced that it has been awarded an agreement for its line of central venous catheters (CVCs) with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P. (HealthTrust), a healthcare group purchasing organization.

The agreement was effective June 1, 2012 and will provide HealthTrust's 1,400 hospital members with access to Teleflex's comprehensive range of CVCs and related vascular access products and vascular catheter management technologies.

"Our goal is to work with purchasing groups like HealthTrust to make zero complications a reality, which will help us all to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety," commented Paul Molloy, president, Vascular Division of Teleflex.

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 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 teleflex.com.

Forward-Looking Statements Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our management's current beliefs and expectations, but are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances, which may cause actual results or company actions to differ materially from what is expressed or implied by these statements. These risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Teleflex is a trademark or registered trademark of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates. 5/82012 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2012-1001 CONTACT: Teleflex Jake Elguicze Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations 610-948-2836 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH CARDIOLOGY HOSPITALS MEDICAL DEVICES SOURCE: Teleflex Incorporated Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 06/14/2012 07:00 AM/DISC: 06/14/2012 07:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120614005049/

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