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Teleflex Helps Celebrate Past, Build for Future with ARCF Fundraiser at AARC Congress 2013

Teleflex Purpose-Driven Trivia Challenge Supports ARCF Efforts to Honor Respiratory Therapy History

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 18, 2013-- Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, donated $25,000 to the American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) as part of its Purpose-Driven Trivia Challenge at the Teleflex booth during the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Congress 2013 in Anaheim, CA, November 16-18.

The trivia challenge tested attendees’ knowledge of respiratory therapy in practice, including clinical protocols and safety standards. In partnership with ARCF, every successful trivia challenge participant personalized a brick for the ARCF virtual museum which helped Teleflex towards the donation goal. With the help of AARC Congress attendees, Teleflex donated a total of $25,000 to the American Respiratory Care Foundation at the AARC Congress 2013.

The trivia challenge was a key component of the Teleflex AARC Congress 2013 presence — a presence designed to celebrate the past and build for the future of respiratory care. The challenge benefited the American Respiratory Care Foundation and supports their efforts to build a virtual museum that honors the contributions of respiratory therapists and equipment advances throughout modern medical history as well as their purpose of supporting research, education and charitable activities.

“Teleflex, with its donation of $25,000 for virtual bricks in our virtual museum, is helping to facilitate future development of the ARCF,” said Michael T. Amato, Chair, ARCF. “The bricks reflect building blocks for the continual evolution of respiratory care.”

The ARCF is a not-for-profit organization formed for the purpose of supporting research, education, and charitable activities. It seeks to educate the public about respiratory health and assist in the training and continuing education of health care providers.

Teleflex, a recipient of the 2013 Zenith Award from the American Association for Respiratory Care, has a strong history of delivering practical innovation pioneered by physicians and clinicians.

“The AARC Congress is the pinnacle of our year’s engagement with the broader respiratory therapy community,” said Cary Vance, President, Anesthesia & Respiratory Division, Teleflex. “In addition to hosting the Purpose-Driven Trivia Challenge, we enjoyed sharing updates on our portfolio of proven medical brands, products, and technologies, as well as sharing our approach to purpose-driven innovation with conference attendees.”

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 11,400 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 140 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at

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Teleflex is a registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates. © 2013 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2013-2468

Source: Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex Incorporated
Jake Elguicze
Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations

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