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For Immediate Release

Medline Announces Creation of New India-Based Subsidiary, Medline Industries India, Pvt. Ltd.

New company expands Medline's international services, information technology capabilities

Monday, March 01, 2010

Medline Industries, Inc., the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies in the United States, announced today the organization of a wholly owned subsidiary, Medline Industries India, Pvt. Ltd.  The new entity will provide international service and additional information technology support globally to the growing $3.6 billion company.  The new entity will be based in Pune and lead locally by Medline Directors Atul Devasthali, and Krishna Gurupalli.

"Expanding capabilities and keeping quality standards high is a constant challenge for any business," said Michael Penny, Medline's chief information officer. "We're very excited about gaining access to this area's base of highly skilled IT professionals."

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care and surgical products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care providers and agencies, and retailers. Recently named one of the nation’s "Best and Brightest Companies to Work for,” Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

Over the past five years, Medline has been the fastest-growing distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the U.S., serving as the primary distributor to over 450 major hospitals and healthcare systems. As a leading distributor, Medline offers a comprehensive array of consulting and management services encompassing the supply chain and logistics, utilization and standardization, business tools and enhanced reporting capabilities and on-staff clinicians.

Medline has a growing network of 50 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide, as well as an expanding, dedicated transportation fleet with over 200 vehicles in a variety of sizes to fit customers' specific delivery needs. The fleet is equipped with the latest navigation devices for enhanced order tracking and communication.

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