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 News Release - July 18, 2007

KCI Announces the Appointment of Chief Information Officer

SAN ANTONIO--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE: KCI ), a global medical technology company with leadership positions in advanced wound care and therapeutic surfaces, today announced the appointment of David H. Ramsey to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO). Prior to joining KCI, Mr. Ramsey was the CIO for PSS World Medical Inc. In this new position, he will be a member of KCI's Executive Committee and will report directly to the CEO.

"David brings deep experience in Information Technology and has demonstrated an ability to align I.T. capabilities with company growth objectives" said Catherine M. Burzik, President and Chief Executive Officer of KCI. "As CIO, he will partner with KCI's Executive Committee to develop and leverage our technology platform as we continue to broaden our reach in the areas of advanced wound care and therapeutic surfaces."

Mr. Ramsey earned his Bachelor of Science at Montana State University and has completed Executive Education programs in Strategic Technology, Stanford University; I.T. Governance, M.I.T.; Leadership Development, Notre Dame; and Finance for the I.T. Executive, M.I.T.

About KCI

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. is a global medical technology company with leadership positions in advanced wound care and therapeutic surfaces. We design, manufacture, market and service a wide range of proprietary products that can improve clinical outcomes and can help reduce the overall cost of patient care. Our advanced wound-care systems incorporate our proprietary Vacuum Assisted Closure®, or V.A.C.® Therapy technology, which has been demonstrated clinically to help promote wound healing through unique mechanisms of action and can help reduce the cost of treating patients with serious wounds. Our therapeutic surfaces, including specialty hospital beds, mattress replacement systems and overlays, are designed to address pulmonary complications associated with immobility, to prevent skin breakdown and assist caregivers in the safe and dignified handling of obese patients. We have an infrastructure designed to meet the specific needs of medical professionals and patients across all health care settings, including acute care hospitals, extended care organizations and patients' homes, both in the United States and abroad.

Source: Kinetic Concepts

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