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Teleflex Signs New Agreements with HealthTrust for LMA® Airways and Arrow® Pain Management Solutions

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2016-- Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical technologies for critical care and surgery, has announced its Anesthesia Division has signed two new group purchasing agreements with HealthTrust, one for laryngeal mask airways and the other for pain management solutions.

The new agreement for laryngeal mask airways, which became effective March 15, 2016, provides HealthTrust’s 1,400 plus member hospitals with access to Teleflex’s wide range of single-use and reusable LMA® Airways. LMA® Airway Management solutions from Teleflex support the use of advanced anesthesia techniques to help clinicians improve patient outcomes and manage healthcare costs. The LMA® brand offers a range of innovative airway management devices, including Cuff Pilot Technology, a cuff pressure indicator for single-use airway management devices. This technology enables clinicians to confirm that the inserted cuff is properly inflated and to monitor pressure levels, reducing the risk of airway leaks and trauma.

The second new agreement, effective May 1, 2016, will offer a full line of Arrow® Regional Anesthesia products, including continuous nerve block kits and sets, epidural catheters and kits, peripheral nerve block needles and pain management accessories. The Arrow® Pain Management portfolio from Teleflex includes products designed to improve patients’ post-operative pain experience.

“Teleflex is pleased to offer such an extensive line of products to the HealthTrust membership,” said Justin McMurray, President, Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine, Teleflex. “Agreements like these demonstrate our commitment to working with all parties in the healthcare system to expand access to technology that helps clinicians improve outcomes while reducing healthcare costs.”

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit teleflex.com.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rusch® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose.

About HealthTrust

HealthTrust (legally known as Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) serves more than 1,400 acute care facilities and members in 22,600 other locations, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., HealthTrust is closely integrated with the proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions, LLC (www.parallon.com), a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services, including revenue cycle management, workforce and technology solutions. On Twitter @healthtrustpg and @parallonconnect.

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, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rusch and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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Source: Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex Incorporated
Jake Elguicze
Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations
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