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Getinge has replanned the remediation in Hechingen (DE) related to the Consent Decree with FDA and makes a provision of additional SEK 488 M

Press Release July 17, 2017Gothenburg, Sverige

Getinge has replanned the remediation in Hechingen (DE) related to the Consent Decree with FDA and makes a provision of additional SEK 488 M

As previously communicated the remediation program has continued at the Getinge production sites under the Consent Decree with FDA. A replanning of the ongoing remediation program has been conducted in Hechingen, Germany, and the Group has decided to make an additional provision of SEK 488 M to make the necessary changes.

The costs are primarily attributable to increased staffing and process validation. After the decided provision the Group has a total remaining provision of SEK 710 M.

As previously announced a US federal judge approved the terms of a Consent Decree between Getinge’s former Medical Systems business area (corresponding to Acute Care Therapies today) and the FDA on February 3, 2015. The Consent Decree establishes a framework that provides assurances to the FDA that Getinge will complete the improvements to strengthen the quality management system. The Consent Decree originally encompasses four legal entities: Atrium Medical Corporation in Hudson (New Hampshire, USA), Wayne (New Jersey, USA), Rastatt (Germany) and Hechingen (Germany).

Media contacts:

Jeanette Hedén Carlsson
EVP Communications & Brand Management
Phone: +46 (0)10 335 1003

Anna Appelqvist,
Head of Media Relations
Phone: +46 (0)10 335 5906

This information is information that Getinge AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08:00 CEST on July 17, 2017. 


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