May 7, 2008


A. Ernest Whiton


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ZOLL Medical Corporation

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Largest Public AED Deployment in China

May 7, 2008CHELMSFORD, Mass. — ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, announced today that the Beijing Airport Group has selected the ZOLL AED Plus® to be installed in the Beijing Capital International Airport’s newly-built Terminal 3, the largest single airport building in the world. Plans call for the installation of 80 AED Plus units at Terminal 3, the gateway terminal for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, which is expected to welcome 55.6 million passengers to the summer games.

The ZOLL AED Plus is the first and only full-rescue AED that provides Real CPR Help® for rate and depth of chest compressions. It guides rescuers through the complete Chain of Survival, helping all sudden cardiac arrest victims, not just those who need a shock. The AED Plus features ZOLL’s unique one-piece electrode for fast and accurate placement and is powered by Lithium camera batteries available from retail stores.

The Beijing International Airport AED project is the first large public AED deployment project in China. The project marks a milestone for public access defibrillators in China. Before this project, 15 AED Plus units were deployed in Terminal 2 in 2007, setting a new standard for public safety devices in China and sparking a public demand for more AEDs in public places, such as airports, railway systems, shopping centers, and community centers.

As part of the project, the AED Plus will also be installed in several other major airports in China, which are also managed by the Beijing Airport Group, including Taiyuan and Wuhan Airports.  The ZOLL AED Plus is also being deployed in the airport ambulances and emergency centers. Beijing Airport Group plans to rapidly expand its AED installed base to about 500 units. Given the large size of Beijing International, that expansion will take a few years.

“We’re extremely pleased that ZOLL AEDs will save the lives of SCA victims in China and will be highly visible in this landmark building to all visitors who come through the terminal,” said Richard A. Packer, President and Chief Executive Officer of ZOLL. “Our Real CPR Help technology in the AED Plus, along with its graphical interface, can greatly assist the infrequent rescuer through the Chain of Survival in the event an arrest occurs.” To date, approximately 150,000 AED Plus units have been deployed in 26 languages worldwide.

About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The human toll from SCA is alarming with more than 1 million deaths occurring annually worldwide. It is the leading cause of unexpected death in the world and strikes without warning. Currently, only about 5 percent of victims survive; 95 percent will die from SCA. SCA is an abrupt disruption of the heart’s function, which causes a lack of blood flow to vital organs.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation is committed to developing technologies that help advance the practice of resuscitation. With products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation, ventilation, and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies, including Real CPR Help® and See Thru CPR™, that help clinicians, EMS professionals, and lay rescuers resuscitate sudden cardiac arrest or trauma victims. ZOLL also designs and markets software that automates the documentation and management of both clinical and non-clinical information.

ZOLL markets and sells its products in more than 140 countries. The Company has direct operations, distributor networks, and business partners throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia, and Australia. 2008 marks the 25th anniversary of ZOLL’s resuscitation product development. For more information, visit

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the future business of the Company, and other statements contained herein regarding matters that are not historical facts, are “forward-looking” statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on February 5, 2008. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release, and the Company disavows any obligation to update or supplement those statements in the event of any changes in the facts, circumstances, or expectations that underlie those statements.

Copyright © 2008 ZOLL Medical Corporation. ZOLL, AED Plus, and Real CPR Help are registered trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. See-Thru CPR is a trademark of ZOLL Medical Corporation.