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Getinge AB Extends Tender Offer

Getinge AB Extends Tender Offer

December 11, 2008

Getinge AB (STO: GETIB) (“Getinge”) today announced that it will extend its previously announced $53.00 per share cash tender offer (the “Offer”) for all of the outstanding shares of Datascope Corp. (NASDAQ: DSCP) (“Datascope”) until 12:00 midnight, New York City time, at the end of January 6, 2009, as such time may be extended. All other terms and conditions of the Offer remain unchanged.

As of the close of business on December 10, 2008, approximately 14,854,763 shares of Datascope common stock, representing approximately 93% of the total outstanding shares of Datascope common stock, had been validly tendered and not withdrawn in the Offer.

For more information contact:
Getinge AB
Ulf Grunander, CFO
+46 (0) 35 15 55 00