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ConvaTec Healthcare Announces Plans to Refinance Secured Term Loans

SKILLMAN, N.J., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec Healthcare, a world-leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced that, recognizing favorable conditions in the credit markets, it is exploring the option to refinance all or a portion of its senior secured term loans originally entered into on December 22, 2010.

While the year-end audit process is ongoing, ConvaTec presently expects adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2010 to be within a range of approximately $425-435mm, although this view is based on a number of assumptions and estimates. ConvaTec management cautions that the foregoing information has not been audited or reviewed by the company's independent auditors and should not be regarded as a representation or forecast by ConvaTec or any other person affiliated with the company regarding the results that will be reported for the year ended December 31, 2010.

About ConvaTecConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies. With four key focus areas – Ostomy Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care, and Infusion Devices – ConvaTec products support healthcare professionals from the hospital to the community health setting. From its operational headquarters in Skillman, New Jersey, the company conducts business in over 100 countries, serving consumers and their health care professionals on six continents. For more information, please visit

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements are all statements other than statements of historical facts.  Certain of these forward looking statements are identified by terminology such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "guidance," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "projected," "should," or "will" or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology.  Others can be identified from the context in which the statements are made.  These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  Any forward-looking statements that we make herein and in future reports and statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors relating to our strategy, outlook and growth prospects, including our operational and financial targets; the expected growth of the markets in which we operate; the competitive environment in which we operate; the economic outlook in general and, in particular, economic conditions in the European and U.S. markets; growth in demand for our products, increases in the penetration of our products into their respective markets, reimbursement rates for our products, or similar measures; and our expansion plans, including planned expansion into and growth in emerging markets; our ability to gain necessary regulatory approvals and desirable reimbursement rates for our newly developed products and technologies; and our ability to market and launch attractive new product designs and technologies.  All forward-looking statements made in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and the risk that actual results will differ materially from expectations expressed herein will increase with the passage of time.  The Company undertakes no duty to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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This document is an advertisement for purposes of applicable measures implementing Directive 2003/71/EC.

This announcement is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the new notes in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.Media ContactNimisha

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