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ConvaTec Announces Acquisition of Trent Direct

01 June 2011

LONDON, (June 1, 2011 ) - ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care today announced that Amcare Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ConvaTec Holdings UK Ltd, has acquired Arthur Wood Ltd (operating as "Trent Direct"), a UK-based company that specialises in the discreet home delivery of prescribable stoma and continence care products.

As a well-respected company in the home delivery business, Trent Direct is an ideal complement to Amcare, the existing home delivery service from ConvaTec, which has been serving UK customers for nearly 20 years. Like Amcare, Trent Direct is recognised for its unbiased, reliable and caring service as well as its total dedication to customers. Trent Direct, Amcare and ConvaTec share a commitment to the highest standards of customer care and service.

In keeping with the importance of continuity in customer service, there will be no impact on current orders and delivery schedules and business will continue as normal. Amcare, ConvaTec and Trent Direct understand the importance of receiving stoma and continence products on time and in a discreet manner and are committed to continuing to provide customers with uninterrupted service and the products they depend upon.

About ConvaTec

ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key focus areas - Stoma Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care and Infusion Devices - ConvaTec products support healthcare professionals from the hospital to the community health setting.

About Amcare

Amcare, part of the ConvaTec group, is a Dispensing Appliance Contractor providing a range of home healthcare services with a reputation for a fast, efficient and caring service that stretches back almost 20 years. Amcare specialises in stoma and continence sectors providing home delivery and care services through its network of 12 local care centres, each with a dedicated customer service team to make sure you get your supplies as promptly and discreetly as possible. Amcare also supplies NHS organisations with a wide range of prescription medical devices and appliances through direct supply solutions, providing an infrastructure to support the NHS and service users in delivering community care.

About Trent Direct

Trent Direct specialises in the discreet home delivery of prescribable stoma and continence care products. With over 20 years of experience in this field, the company is knowledgeable and understands the importance of a reliable and caring service. Trent Direct carries a comprehensive range of products from various manufacturers, which enables them to provide a speedy delivery at a convenient time.

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