A. Ernest WhitonChief Financial OfficerZOLL Medical Corporation+1 (978) 421-9655
Diane EganZOLL Medical Corporation+1 (978) firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 10, 2006—CHELMSFORD, MASS.—ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, today announced that it had completed the acquisition of the assets of Lifecor, Inc., a privately owned medical equipment company that designs, manufactures and markets a wearable external defibrillator system. ZOLL had announced on March 22, 2006 that it had exercised a previously granted option to acquire the assets.
As a result of the transaction, ZOLL acquired Lifecor’s assets and business, assumed Lifecor’s outstanding debt of approximately $5.8 million (plus an additional $3.0 million owed to ZOLL), and also assumed certain stated liabilities of approximately $1.5 million. Additional consideration will be in the form of earn-out payments to Lifecor based upon future revenue growth of the acquired business over a five-year period.
ZOLL will operate the Lifecor business through its ZOLL Lifecor subsidiary, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The principal acquisition agreements between ZOLL and Lifecor were filed by ZOLL with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 20, 2005 as exhibits to a current report on Form 8-K.
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 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, Asia, and Australia. For more information, visit www.zoll.com or call+1 (978) 421-9655.
Certain statements contained in this press release 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, ZOLL’s ability to compete; acceptance of its resuscitation products; changes in regulations affecting the healthcare industry; general economic conditions; and those other factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in ZOLL’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which was filed with the SEC on February 10, 2006.
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