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ANSELL LIMITED ACQUIRES SANDEL MEDICAL INDUSTRIES LLC, an innovator in surgical safety solutions.

Ansell Limited
A.B.N. 89 004 085 330
Level 3, 678 Victoria Street,
Richmond, Victoria 3121, Australia

4th July 2011

Ansell Limited (ANN.AX), a global leader in protection solutions, today announced the acquisition of Sandel Medical Industries, LLC, a recognized leader in the development of staff and patient safety disposable products in the US. The Company has turnover of ~US$10m p.a. Ansell will continue the Sandel business under the Ansell Sandel Medical Solutions LLC name.

The Sandel product range covers six key product categories (sharps safety, ergonomic safety,
medication handling & specimen handling, safety kits and safety products/correct site markers for patients) and presents an excellent opportunity for Ansell to expand our range of differentiated

The Sandel solutions portfolio will allow Ansell to offer hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers
cost-effective solutions to improve safety of the environment of patients and staff and to comply
with the ever increasing regulatory and legislative safety requirements for patients and staff.

Magnus Nicolin, CEO of Ansell Limited commented “The acquisition is an important step in
Ansell's strategy to grow in both existing business segments, as well as to expand with
integrated solutions in surgical safety.” He concluded. “We are very excited about the Sandel
opportunity and look forward to working with their experienced management team, staff, and
valued customers.”

The purchase price is US$13.5 million (A$ 12.8 million) and the Purchase Agreement includes
sales and growth based earn-outs over the next five (5) years.

The acquisition is expected to be earnings per share neutral in F’12 and accretive from F’13
For further information:

Investors & Analysts

David Graham, I.R.
Tel: (613) 9270 7215 / (61)4011 40749


Rustom Jilla, CFO

Tel: (1732) 345 5359


Helen McCombie, Citadel

Tel: (612) 9290 3073 / (61)4117 56248


Jeff Picarello, Edelman
Tel: (1212) 704 8244


Wouter Piepers, Global Coms

Tel: (322) 528 74 00

About Ansell
Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well being. With operations in the North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the industrial and medical gloves market, as well as in the sexual health and well being category worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, New Verticals, and Sexual Wellness. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at

About Sandel
Founded in 2002, Sandel Medical Industries was created around 2 key principles:
to seek out unresolved safety issues in the operating room: and to develop and manufacture practical “Problem-Solving” products that address staff and patient safety. Information on Sandel and its solutions can be found at

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