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ZOLL Defeats Claims by AutoMedx, Awarded Damages and Attorneys' Fees


ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that
manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced
today that it was awarded $1.8 million in damages plus $3.6 million in
attorneys' fees, costs and interest for breach of contract by AutoMedx,
LLC. The arbitrator also denied all of AutoMedx's claims against ZOLL
and its subsidiary, Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc. (ACSI).

The dispute arose from ACSI's termination of a product development
agreement due to AutoMedx's failure to perform. In response to the
termination, AutoMedx sued ZOLL and ACSI in federal court, seeking in
excess of $50 million in damages. As required by contract and as a
result of ZOLL's motions, all of the claims in that case were sent to

"We are pleased that the arbitrator found ACSI's termination of the
AutoMedx contract to have been proper and that ACSI was entitled to a
refund from AutoMedx of its development costs, as well as an award of a
substantial amount of the attorneys' fees and costs that ZOLL incurred
in the arbitration" said Jonathan A. Rennert, Chief Executive Officer of
ZOLL. "It is unfortunate that AutoMedx chose to pursue litigation, as
the arbitrator completely exonerated ZOLL and ACSI from any liability to
AutoMedx whatsoever."

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

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

©2018 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. ZOLL is a
registered trademark 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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