Teleflex Receives 2012 Zenith Award from American Association for Respiratory Care

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Teleflex Receives 2012 Zenith Award from American Association for Respiratory Care

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teleflex Incorporated (NYS: TFX) , a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, announced that it has received the prestigious American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Zenith Award for 2012.


"Teleflex is honored that members of the AARC acknowledge our commitment to provide valued solutions, outstanding service and innovative products that benefit the lives of respiratory patients through our Hudson RCI® products and Breathing, Made Easier® programs," said Cary Vance, President of the Anesthesia & Respiratory Division at Teleflex. "Receiving this award from our customers and the respiratory profession is one measure that we've earned the trust and confidence from the respiratory therapists who use our products every day to deliver high quality care to their patients."

The AARC established the Zenith Award in 1989. Each year the association's 52,000 members select five companies, from a field of 400, to receive this honor of excellence. The award recognizes manufacturers and service organizations that provided outstanding service, quality, accessibility, support and truth in advertising to the respiratory care community during the past year.

"We salute our Zenith winners and all of our vendor partners," said AARC Executive Director and CEO Thomas Kallstrom, MBA, RRT. "We have great relationships with the companies that service the respiratory care profession because we share the goal of providing our patients with the highest level of care."

Teleflex accepted the award at a ceremony during the AARC 58th International Respiratory Congress, Nov. 10-13, in New Orleans, LA.

For more information on Teleflex's respiratory products and educational programs, visit hudsonrci.com.

About the AARC

The American Association for Respiratory Care is a 52,000 member professional association of respiratory care professionals. The organization is dedicated to encouraging and promoting professional excellence, advancing the science of respiratory care, and serving as an advocate for patients, their families and the public.

Further information about the AARC is available at www.AARC.org.

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,100 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 130 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at teleflex.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our management's current beliefs and expectations, but are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances, which may cause actual results or company actions to differ materially from what is expressed or implied by these statements. These risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Teleflex, Hudson RCI, and Breathing, Made Easier are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates. ©2012 Teleflex Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2012-1497.



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