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January 18, 2010 14:50 ET

Medline Donates Critical Medical Supplies to People of Haiti in Response to Devastating Earthquake

More Than $250,000 in Supplies Committed to Help Ravaged Population

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - January 18, 2010) - Medline Industries, Inc. has donated more than $250,000 in initial humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti in response to the devastating earthquake that struck the country recently. The aid includes medical and surgical supplies, as well as logistics resources and support to both U.S.-based hospital systems and international aid organizations that are providing medical supplies, doctors and other resources to the people in Haiti.

"We are deeply saddened by the devastation from the earthquake and the millions of victims left in its wake," said Bill Abington, President of Operations for Medline. "As we have done in past disasters when people are in need, we immediately initiated our Disaster Response Plan that mobilized our distribution and logistics network around the country to prepare and stage medical and surgical supplies that are needed in this type of disaster to assist with the heroic efforts taking place in Haiti."

Abington said the supplies were immediately delivered to aircraft and ships being utilized by Medline's key healthcare partners and global relief organizations. Throughout the coming weeks Medline will continue providing support to organizations who are on the ground in Haiti.

About Medline

Medline, the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, manufactures and distributes more than 100,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies and other markets. Headquartered in Mundelein, IL, Medline has more than 800 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

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