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GF Health Products, Inc.

Hausted - manufacturer of patient handling equipment

June 7, 2013
Atlanta, GA – GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) announced today that it will acquire substantially all of the assets of Hausted Patient Handling Systems, LLC (“Hausted”), a portfolio company of 3 Rivers Capital, LLC (“3RC”). Hausted is a manufacturer of patient handling equipment, including stretchers and chairs, used by hospital patient transport, radiology, outpatient, emergency and operating rooms within health care facilities.

“We are extremely excited about combining Hausted with Graham-Field to maximize our product and marketing opportunities within the acute care market. This acquisition will allow Graham-Field to provide an integrated system of products for the care, treatment and transport of patients in hospitals, same-day surgery centers and specialty clinics. The Hausted product line provides innovative, safe and effective solutions for patient handling, positioning and procedural requirements”, stated Ken Spett, President and CEO of Graham-Field.

Since 1949, the Hausted® brand has been well respected within the health care industry and has a
strong domestic and international customer base. Graham-Field is currently a supply partner to Hausted for steel components and will relocate the existing Hausted manufacturing equipment and processes to its expanded 157,000 sq. ft. Fond du Lac, WI steel fabrication and 103,000 sq. ft. Doraville, GA mattress facilities. “Our investment in automated, lean manufacturing
gineering in our Fond du Lac facility will allow Graham-Field to build on the great heritage of Hausted and enhance the features and capabilities of the Hausted product line.”