Teleflex Resolves FDA Corporate Warning Letter

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a global provider of medical technology products, announced today that it has received formal notification that it has successfully resolved all outstanding issues raised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a corporate Warning Letter received by its subsidiary, Arrow International (Arrow). The Warning Letter was received in October of 2007, and identified FDA’s observations on a variety of Arrow’s quality systems control measures that occurred prior to Teleflex’s acquisition of Arrow. The FDA notified the Company that its response and the actions that have been adopted and implemented have sufficiently addressed the FDA’s observations.

“Upon receiving the Warning Letter shortly after our acquisition of Arrow, our organization immediately went to work to address the FDA’s observations,” said Benson Smith, Chairman, President & CEO. “One of our key initiatives at Teleflex is to employ best practices throughout our operations. In the process of responding to the Warning Letter, we applied our standards to the entire Arrow organization. Today, the resolution of this issue represents the successful execution of our response to the Agency and illustrates our commitment to ensuring that our systems and procedures across all of our global facilities continue to provide the highest quality medical products for critical care procedures and surgery. The investments we have made, and will continue to make, will ensure the continuous improvement of our processes and products.”

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 12,000 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 130 countries. For additional information about Teleflex please refer to

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Teleflex Incorporated
Jake Elguicze
Vice President Investor Relations

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