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TMCNet:  Teleflex Signs New Agreement with HealthTrust to Provide Comprehensive Line of Ligation Products

[January 17, 2013]

Teleflex Signs New Agreement with HealthTrust to Provide Comprehensive Line of Ligation Products

LIMERICK, Pa. --(Business Wire)--

Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced being awarded a new agreement for its line of ligation products with HealthTrust, a healthcare group purchasing organization.

The agreement was effective Dec. 1, 2012 and will provide HealthTrust's 1,400 hospital members access to Teleflex's comprehensive line of ligation products including reliable Weck® branded Horizon, Auto Endo5® and Hem-o-lok® products. Weck branded products also enhance the benefit to member facilities by providing an extensive applier warranty for open and endoscopic surgical appliers.

"We are pleased to continue our relationship with HealthTrust to promote our goal of enhancing patient safety and providing superior surgical products," said Jay White, President and General Manager, Surgical Division of Teleflex. "Providing our extensive line of trusted ligation products to this group of healthcare professionals also enables us to improve provider safety, another primary focus we take seriously."

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 oucomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,100 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.


About HealthTrust

HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) 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 $21 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. HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions (www.parallon.net) which include revenue cycle and business process expertise, workforce management solutions, supply chain services and technology solutions.

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, Endo5, Hem-o-lok, Horizon and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates. ©2013 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2012-1505.


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