Getinge acquires Key Distributor in Ireland

Getinge acquires Key Distributor in Ireland As part of the Group's strategy to strengthen its distribution network, Getinge Industrier has acquired all of the shares of Lenken Healthcare (Ireland) Ltd. The company has sales of around SEK 65 Million and 58 employees, with sales offices in both Northern Ireland (Belfast, head office) and the Republic of Ireland (Dublin). Lenken has been a distributor of the group's hygiene system, patient handling and antidecubitus products for over 20 years and has developed a market share of over 50% in Northern Ireland. The future development of the business will focus on increasing its sales and market share in the Republic of Ireland. It is calculated that the acquisition will have a positive impact on the Group's EPS with effect from 2001. Getinge, 15 June 2000 Johan Malmquist President and CEO For further information please contact Johan Malmquist phone +46-35155500 Getinge Industrier is a medical-technical Group and a world leader in the fields of health care, the pharmaceutical industry and laboratories, as well as hygiene and lifting systems for hospitals and geriatric care. The Group had sales in 1999 of SEK 4.885 million and 3,800 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 44 GETINGE www.getinge.com Registered office: Halmstad Sweden ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/06/15/20000615BIT00350/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/06/15/20000615BIT00350/bit0002.pdf

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