STERIS Acquires Hamo Holding AG

April 21, 2003

MENTOR, Ohio -- STERIS officials have acquired Hamo Holding AG, of Pieterlen, Swizerland.

Hamo is a washer/decontamination system provider to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. The company's 2002 revenues were 59 million Swiss francs, or $43 million U.S. dollars. STERIS officials say the acquisition will help strengthen their share of the European sterilization market and grow their business outside of the United States.

For more information, visit: www.steris.com, or www.hamo.com.