ConvaTec Announces New Appointments to Leadership Team

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    Changes Align with Company's Commitment to Growth





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SKILLMAN, N.J., Feb. 7, 2011 /CNW/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced the appointment of several executives to new positions within the company.

Nino Pionati has been appointed President, Intercontinental in a newly aligned region that will include Asia Pacific, Latin America and Canada. These markets continue to be a strategic focus for growth for the company. He will continue as a member of the Executive Committee and will serve as the Executive Sponsor for the company emerging markets growth initiatives.

Jorgen Hansen has been appointed Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Business Development. In his role, Hansen will be responsible for expanding access to, and commercialization of, critical innovations to drive growth. Hansen will serve as a new member of the Executive Committee.

Robbie Heginbotham has been named interim Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain following the departure of Cheryl Capps. In this role he will focus on developing best-in-class quality and service initiatives while maximizing operational effectiveness of the global manufacturing process and network. Heginbotham will act as an interim member of the Executive Committee.

"I am confident that these changes in leadership will help to further accelerate our growth and maintain our agility and responsiveness to the ever-changing market needs," stated David Johnson, CEO, ConvaTec. "Each of these leaders brings a tremendous depth of experience and knowledge to their important new roles."

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    About ConvaTec
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ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key focus areas - Ostomy Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care, and Infusion Devices - ConvaTec products support healthcare professionals from the hospital to the community health setting. For more information, please visit www.convatec.com.

Contacts

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    Nimisha Savani
    ConvaTec
    908-904-2522
    nimisha.savani@convatec.com




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SOURCE ConvaTec

For further information: Nimisha Savani, ConvaTec, +1-908-904-2522, nimisha.savani@convatec.com Web Site: http://www.convatec.com

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