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ZOLL Heroes for Life Program Recognizes Everyday People Making a Difference with ZOLL AEDs

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ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that
manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced
today that it is launching a Heroes for Life™ program to honor
"unexpected heroes" who have helped save the life of a sudden cardiac
arrest (SCA) victim with a ZOLL AED and recognize SCA survivors.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180719005668/en/

ZOLL AED Plus with Real CPR Help (Photo: Business Wire)

ZOLL AED Plus with Real CPR Help (Photo: Business Wire)

It takes courage to step in and help when someone's life is at stake. By
acknowledging these rescuers for their heroism and celebrating survivors
of sudden cardiac arrest, ZOLL is emphasizing the critical role
bystanders play in saving lives through administering CPR and using an
AED to restore a normal heart rhythm.

"Our goal is to broaden public awareness of the importance of knowing
CPR and how to use an AED," said Elijah A. White, Vice President of
Marketing, ZOLL Resuscitation. "By asking bystanders who helped save the
life of an SCA victim, SCA survivors, and professional rescuers to share
their stories whenever a ZOLL AED is used, more lives can be saved."

"As part of our Heroes for Life program, ZOLL will present each SCA
survivor with a ZOLL AED Plus® to donate to a charity of their choice,"
he added. "ZOLL is committed to helping to save more lives by making
AEDs readily available to the public."

ZOLL is asking SCA survivors and their rescuers to complete the form on https://heroesforlife.zoll.com
whenever a ZOLL AED is used to help save a life and a ZOLL
representative will be in touch.

About Sudden Cardiac Arrest
SCA, an abrupt disruption of the
heart's function, which causes a lack of blood flow to vital organs,
claims more than 350,000 lives each year in the U.S. It is the leading
cause of unexpected death in the world and strikes without warning.
Timing is critical to survival. If a victim does not receive CPR and
early defibrillation from an AED, chances of survival decrease 10% with
each passing minute.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation, an
Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and
software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives,
while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products
for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data
management, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL
provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS
and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing
resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

About Asahi Kasei
The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified
group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corporation, with
operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its
health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical
care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of
biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group
serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.

©2018 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. AED Plus, Heroes
for Life, and ZOLL are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZOLL
Medical Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Asahi
Kasei is a registered trademark of Asahi Kasei Corporation. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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