Hospira Supports Tsunami Disaster Relief With $300,000 and Medical Product Donations

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Hospira, Inc. and its employees announced that they are contributing $300,000, as well as product donations, to support the relief efforts related to last weekend's earthquake and tsunamis affecting southern Asia and the eastern coast of

Africa. Hospira also will match financial contributions from its employees to support relief efforts, up to $50,000.


"The Hospira family expresses deep sympathy to all those affected by this

terrible tragedy," said Christopher B. Begley, chief executive officer,

Hospira. "Hospira is committed to our global community, and we hope that our

donations will help restore health and wellness to this devastated region."


Hospira contributed a $250,000 cash grant to the American Red Cross

International Response Fund and a $50,000 cash grant to AmeriCares, a leading

non-profit aid organization, to support their efforts for this tragedy.


In addition, Hospira donated over 29,000 pounds of medical products via

AmeriCares. Hospira's donation included a variety of intravenous (I.V.)

solutions and injectable drugs, as well as sterile water. Hospira's products

are being included in AmeriCares airlifts to aid disaster survivors in Sri

Lanka, India and Indonesia.


Hospira, Inc. is a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery

company dedicated to Advancing Wellness by developing, manufacturing and

marketing products that help improve the safety and efficacy of patient care.

Created from the core global hospital products business of Abbott

Laboratories, Hospira is a new company with 70 years of service to the

hospital industry. The company's portfolio includes one of the industry's

broadest lines of generic acute-care injectables, which help address the high

cost of proprietary pharmaceuticals in hospitals; integrated solutions for

medication management and infusion therapy; and a full-service contract

manufacturing business.


Source: Hospira, Inc.