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PRESS RELEASE 2014-04-11

Clarification on suspicion of insider crime

Following the media coverage relating to the suspicion of insider crime by an employee at Getinge AB, Getinge would like to make the following clarification.

Getinge confirms that an employee who works in the IT organization at Getinge AB’s headquarters is under investigation by the Swedish Economic Crime Authority for insider crime. The employee’s current position involves responsibility for developing and managing the IT systems used by Getinge AB's head office. Since 2007, the person has had no managerial position but works as a specialist within IT.

"This is highly regrettable and we take this incident very seriously. From the outset, we have cooperated with the Swedish Economic Crime Authority in its investigation," says Kornelia Rasmussen, Getinge Group Communications Director. "Parallel to the investigation by the Economic Crime Authority, we have initiated an internal investigation."

The employee concerned has been suspended pending the internal investigation.

At present, no other employee at Getinge AB is suspected of crimes.

For further information, please contact:
Kornelia Rasmussen
Getinge Group Communications Director
Phone: +46 10 335 5810

GETINGE GROUP is a leading global medical technology company with operations in the areas of surgery, intensive care, infection control, care ergonomics and wound care. The Group is organized into three business areas: Extended Care, Infection Control and Medical Systems, and operates under the ArjoHuntleigh, GETINGE and MAQUET brands.