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 News Release - October 22, 2008

Smiths Medical Appoints Stuart Morris-Hipkins as President of North America

ROCKLAND, Mass.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Smiths Medical, the global medical devices manufacturer, announced today that Stuart Morris-Hipkins has been named President, Smiths Medical North America, effective immediately. In his new position, he assumes responsibility for all Sales, Research & Development, Marketing, and Customer Service for all of Smiths-Medical product lines in the U.S. and Canada. Smiths Medical is a supplier of specialty medical devices to global markets in Vital Care, Safety and Medication Delivery, serving a broad range of healthcare providers.

The appointment marks a restructuring of the company’s operations to deliver higher levels of service to customers and more value to shareholders.

Mr. Morris-Hipkins has over 15 years of global business experience developing and executing top and bottom line growth strategies across multiple industries. He joined Smiths Group PLC in 1998 and has led a variety of strategic growth, acquisition, restructuring, continuous improvement and outsourcing projects across three continents.

Srini Seshadri, President of Smiths Medical, said of the appointment, “Stuart has an impressive track record of delivering growth and raising performance levels of a number of businesses and he is the right person to lead our new North American division to future success.”

”I am delighted to have been appointed to this new position, and am looking forward to working with all our North American employees, customers and partners to grow our business and cement our reputation as a provider of high-quality medical products,” said Mr. Morris-Hipkins.

Mr. Morris-Hipkins was President of Hypertronics (Smiths Interconnect), a provider of electronic interconnect solutions for the Americas, China, Russia and Israel from 2002 and joined Smiths Medical in 2006 as President of the Vital Care and Safety businesses.

In addition to being an International Associate of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants USA (CPA) and a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), UK Mr. Morris-Hipkins has an MSc degree in Atmospheric Sciences, and a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics and Chemistry, UK. He is based in the US in Rockland, MA.

About Smiths Medical

Smiths Medical is a leading supplier of high-quality medical devices and products for global markets. It designs and manufactures specialist medical devices in three key areas: Safety Devices, Vital Care and Medication Delivery. Smiths Medical's customers include hospitals, alternate care such as home care, and other healthcare providers worldwide. Smiths Medical is part of the global technology business Smiths Group, a world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies. Smiths is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. For further information, visit www.smiths-medical.com.


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