Getinge announces closing of Orto Maquet

Getinge announces closing of Orto Maquet Along the lines of previous communications, Getinge has actively endeavoured to divest, alternatively to close Orto Maquet. This is a German based company within the Maquet group of companies specializing in the field of computer assisted surgery for orthopaedic implants, and which does not fit in the framework of Getinge's future strategy. Orto Maquet, a development company which has been operative for three years, suffered a profit loss in the amount of approximately 65 million SEK in 1999/2000. At the beginning of December last year, Getinge started an active process to find a suitable buyer. This process has been working according to plan, but since the possibility of finding a buyer seems improbable, Getinge has decided to close the Orto Maquet operations as from now. Getinge, 2 april 2001 Johan Malmquist President & CEO For further information please contact Ulf Grunander, phone 035-155500. GETINGE is a leading provider of equipment and systems to customers within health care, extended care and pharmaceutical industries/laboratories. Equipment, services and technologies for infection control, operating theatres, patient hygiene, patient handling and wound care are supplied to customers throughout the world. GETINGE represents sales of 7.5 billion SEK with 5 500 employees. GETINGE INDUSTRIER AB (publ.) Phone +46 35 15 55 VAT No SE556408503201 00 P.O. Box 69 Fax +46 35 549 52 Org.No. 556408-5032 SE-310 GETINGE www.getinge.com Registered office: Halmstad Sweden 44 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/02/20010402BIT00400/bit0002.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/02/20010402BIT00400/bit0002.pdf

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