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Port Washington, NY – May 4, 2017

Partnering with H. Strattner and White Martins to distribute new medical products to the Brazil market, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare will exhibit at Hospitalar May 16-19 in São Paulo.

Introducing several products to the market, Drive DeVilbiss will display the DeVilbiss 5 Liter Oxygen Concentrator, SleepCube® CPAP System and Sidhil by Drive hospital and long term care beds.

The DeVilbiss 5 Liter Oxygen Concentrator features a less than 5 percent failure rate and is among the top concentrators in the world for providing oxygen to patients. The SleepCube CPAP Systems provide onboard SmartCode® Technology to promote compliance and communication with the clinician and also boasts exceptional quality. In addition, the Sidhil by Drive brand prides itself in satisfying the highest standards for safety, reliability and design to meet the increasingly high demands of the modern hospital environment.

"Due to a lack of reliable oxygen supplier options and service, market recession and reimbursement challenges, distributors in Brazil are continually challenged in providing quality respiratory care," said Wally Haddick, Drive DeVilbiss VP of Sales – Latin America. "However, White Martins recognizes the high quality, low failure rate globally, and proprietary internal design of the DeVilbiss concentrator will actually take cost out of their supply chain, and we are excited to be their partner."

According to Lourival Nunes, Technology and Applications Manager for White Martins, the need for long-term oxygen treatment continues to increase the global need for efficient oxygen therapy solutions. Non-equipment costs account for a large part of the cost of treatment and when a product fails or is difficult to administer, the costs, problematic factors and need for resources increase, adding significant expenses.

"For this reason," Nunes said, "the use of high-tech equipment and quality, such as the DeVilbiss Oxygen Concentrator, are fundamental to offering an excellent service to patients who need oxygen, especially those in the home care environment."

"As our distributing partner with more than 65 years in the Brazilian hospital marketplace, we are excited to rely on the expertise of the H. Strattner team," said Haddick. "Our Sidhil by Drive brand offers high-quality hospital and long term care beds and pressure prevention solutions, and we are positive this partnership will prove to be extremely successful for both companies."

"We are proud to represent Sidhil by Drive products exclusively in Brazil," said Aylton Oliveira, Marketing Director for H. Strattner. "These products will add a great value to the product line already developed by H. Strattner."

"These modern hospital beds," said Marcos Doniste, Product Manager for Strattner, "are quality designed to meet the most diverse clinical needs and in different environments, as well as a wide line of high-quality static and dynamic Hospital Mattresses, providing ease of use and assisting in patient care."

The Hospitalar event is the leading healthcare event in the Americas, bringing together 90,000 hospital leaders, professionals and health thinkers. With more than 1,200 brands exhibiting, the Hospitalar includes medical equipment, products and services, working as a stage for new releases and meeting point between suppliers and customers.

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About Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare manufactures a complete line of medical products, including mobility products, sleep and respiratory products, beds, bariatric products, wheelchairs, sleep surfaces and pressure prevention products, self-assist products, power operated wheelchairs, rehabilitation products, patient room equipment, personal care products and electrotherapy devices. Currently,the Company has corporate offices, manufacturing facilities and distribution facilities located throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Romania, Australia, the Netherlands and India. The Company markets its products to customers located throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Middle East and Asia. For more information,

About H. Strattner

H. Strattner is a company with more than 67 years of history in the medical hospital segment and more than 350 employees, 9 branches and 4 representative offices, serving clients throughout the Brazilian market. It is recognized for its high technology portfolio associated with technical training investment and solutions in products and services that optimize processes and provide economic benefits.

About White Martins

Recognized as a solid, innovative and technologically advanced company, White Martins has been present in all regions of Brazil for over a hundred years. In South America, they represent Praxair, a multinational company with operations in more than 50 countries and one of the largest industrial and medical gas companies in the world, as well as a unique Dow Jones Sustainability area since 2003.

In its long history, innovation and excellence in services have always been a priority. In the Health sector, the company operates on several fronts: Medical Gases, Services, Equipment, Facilities and Home Care. White Martins was approved for the purpose of evaluating greenhouse gases effects through a pharmacist. The company maintains an intense development program of technologies and solutions directed to the medical segment.