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 News Release - July 26, 2010

Stuart Morris-Hipkins Appointed Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing

Newly created position represents milestone in company’s globalization strategy

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, today named Stuart Morris-Hipkins as Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing. In this newly created position, Morris-Hipkins will be responsible for all worldwide sales, downstream marketing and customer support operations for the full product portfolio of Smiths Medical.

“The globalization of our commercial operations is a logical next step in our continuing evolution toward long-term growth and world-class performance,” said Srini Seshadri, president of Smiths Medical. “Stuart brings extensive global experience in building and executing successful growth strategies and has proven his leadership skills since joining Smiths Medical.”

Stuart Morris-Hipkins joined Smiths Group in 1998 and has more than 15 years of global experience in developing and executing top- and bottom-line growth strategies across multiple industries. He has held senior commercial, financial and management positions in a variety of industries including: metal gearing, aerospace components, china, porcelain and glassware, polymer sealing solutions and electronic interconnect solutions.

In 2002, he became President of Hypertronics (Specialty Engineering Division), a provider of electronic interconnect solutions for the medical, military and industrial markets. He joined Smiths Medical in 2006 and has, most recently, served as president of Smiths Medical North America responsible for the commercial operations in the United States and Canada.

Morris-Hipkins holds an MSc degree in Atmospheric Sciences as well as a BSc degree in Mathematics and Chemistry. He is an International Associate of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in the U.S. and a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) in the UK.

About Smiths Medical

Smiths Medical www.smiths-medical.com is a leading supplier of specialist medical devices and equipment for global markets, focusing on the medication delivery, vital care and safety devices market segments. It is part of Smiths Group www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.


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