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Kimberly-Clark Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire I-Flow Corporation
Date:10/9/2009

DALLAS and LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) and I-Flow Corporation (Nasdaq: IFLO), a leading healthcare company that develops and markets technically advanced, low-cost drug delivery systems and innovative products for post-surgical pain relief and surgical site care, today announced a definitive agreement whereby I-Flow will be acquired in a cash tender offer for approximately $324 million on a fully diluted basis. The total transaction value, which is net of acquired cash and cash equivalents, is about $276 million. I-Flow will operate as part of Kimberly-Clark Health Care, a global business segment of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, with net sales of more than $1 billion, and a leading provider of infection control solutions, surgical solutions, and medical devices for pain management, respiratory and digestive health.

Founded in 1985, I-Flow Corporation is a leader and innovator in pain management and drug delivery technology for physicians and their patients. I-Flow's suite of pain management products, led by its flagship line, the ON-Q® Pain Relief System (ON-Q), provides reliable and simple non-narcotic, regional anesthesia therapies that redefine post-surgical recovery by eliminating many of the side effects customarily associated with narcotics. Clinical studies have shown that patients who receive ON-Q generally get back to normal faster after surgery, which results in shorter hospital stays, reduced costs and higher patient satisfaction. I-Flow has approximately 1,260 employees and reported net sales of about $133 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.

"The acquisition of I-Flow is consistent with our global business plan strategy to
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