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03 December

Smiths acquires US specialist in communications test equipment

Smiths Group has acquired Summitek Instruments Inc. a leading U.S. supplier of interference test equipment used by the wireless telecoms industry. MORE

30 November

Smiths Group Annual General Meeting - Chairman's Statement

Speaking at the AGM held at 12:00 noon today at 10 Aldermanbury, London EC2, Keith Orrell-Jones, Chairman of Smiths Group said: MORE

30 November

Smiths disposals realise £10 million

Smiths Group has completed the disposal of five small non-core businesses, for a total consideration of approximately 10 million. MORE

13 November

Smiths Group discussing sale of the John Crane-Lips marine business to Wartsila

Smiths Group and Wartsila Corporation announce that they are in exclusive discussions regarding a possible sale by Smiths Group of the John Crane-Lips marine business, to Wartsila. MORE

01 November

Smiths adds to Medical technologies with US acquisition

Smiths Group has acquired Bivona Medical Technologies, a leading US supplier of silicone tubes used in anaesthesia and critical care. MORE

26 October

JSF decision offers Smiths Aerospace $10 billion opportunity

Todays announcement that Lockheed Martin has been awarded the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, is expected to bring Smiths Aerospace new business valued at more than $10 billion over the lifetime of the aircraft. MORE

16 October

Smiths Group has entered into an agreement to sell the vacuum and pressure businesses

Smiths Group has entered into an agreement to sell the vacuum and pressure businesses Stokes Vacuum, Hick Hargreaves, Hibon and Wilhelm Klein, to BOC Edwards for 12.8 million. MORE

26 September

Smiths Group plc Preliminary Results 2001

Commenting on the results, Keith Butler-Wheelhouse, Chief Executive said: MORE

17 September

Smiths sells two non-core businesses

Smiths Group has continued its disposal programme of non-core activities with the sale of its fluid handling and European flexible hose businesses. MORE

20 August

Smiths generates $160 million business on US Army programme

Smiths Group has been selected by General Dynamics Land Systems Division to design & develop a high voltage main generator system for the Crusader artillery programme. MORE

13 August

Smiths wins £40 million military contract

The Ministry of Defence has awarded Smiths Group a 40 million contract to design and install its GenHUMS advanced electronic monitoring system in the Royal Navy's fleet of Sea King helicopters. MORE

08 August

Portex, Inc. acquires the Point-Lok Needle Protection Device

Portex, Inc., Keene, NH announces the acquisition of the Point-Lok Needle Protection Device from Griff Industries, Chatsworth, CA. MORE

01 August

Smiths Medical secures new supply contracts

Smiths Medical, though its North American Deltec business making specialist infusion pumps, has won a major supply contract with US healthcare group, Gentiva Health Services. MORE

02 July

Smiths sells medical capital equipment business

Smiths Group has sold Eschmann Equipment, the business within Smiths Medical division specialising in capital equipment for hospitals and clinics. MORE

07 June

Smiths Aerospace to supply key avionics systems for C-130 modernisation programme

Smiths Aerospace has been selected to supply key systems on the Boeing C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) for more than 500 aircraft in U.S. Air Force service. MORE

21 May

Proposed demerger of the Automotive Systems Division - Results of Meetings

At separate meetings of Smiths Group shareholders and the holders of Smiths Group Letters of Contingent Entitlement (LCE) held earlier today, the resolutions proposed, including that to approve the demerger of the Automotive Systems Division, were duly passed. MORE

14 March

Smiths Sells Industrial Hydraulics Business

Smiths Group has sold its industrial hydraulics business to SPX Corporation of Muskegon, Michigan. SPX operates complementary fluid power businesses world-wide, under the name of SPX Fluid Power. MORE

14 March

Smiths appoints joint stockbroker

Smiths Group plc announces the appointment, with immediate effect, of Credit Suisse First Boston de Zoete & Bevan Limited as joint stockbroker to the company, with UBS Warburg Limited. MORE

09 March

Smiths to extend detection systems activities

Smiths to extend detection systems activities with agreed offer for Barringer Technologies Inc MORE

09 February

Smiths secures A3 rating from Moody's

Smiths Group plc has been assigned a long-term issuer rating of A3 by Moodys Investor Service, the agency confirming that the outlook for the rating is stable, following completion of the merger between Smiths and TI Group. The Moodys assessment follows a similar announcement by Standard & Poors, 30 January, affirming a single A minus rating for Smiths. MORE

30 January

Smiths Group rated 'single A minus' by S & P

Following completion of its recent merger with TI Group, Smiths Group plc (formerly Smiths Industries) announced today that its single A minus rating has been affirmed by Standard & Poors, the credit ratings agency. MORE

10 January

Update regarding Sale of Automotive Division

The merger of Smiths Group plc (Smiths Group) and TI Group plc (TI) was completed on 4th December, 2000. MORE

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