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10 December

Smiths Specialty Engineering selected to provide technology for NASA mission

SMITHS Specialty Engineering, part of the global technology company Smiths Group, today announces that one of its businesses has been selected by NASA to provide technology on its Aquarius satellite mission, which is due to be launched in 2009. MORE

26 November

Smiths Medical awarded three-year contract to supply implantable access systems across the United States

SMITHS Medical, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces that it has been awarded a three-year contract with US group purchasing organisation Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, to supply its PORT-A-CATH® implantable access systems to Premier’s 1,700 hospitals and more than 49,000 other healthcare sites across the United States. MORE

20 November

Smiths Medical receives clearance for new safety needle to protect medics and minimise patient discomfort

SMITHS Medical, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new safety needle designed to protect medics from needlestick injuries and minimise discomfort for patients. MORE

20 November

Smiths Group Interim Management Statement for the quarter ended 3 November 2007

SPEAKING at the Annual General Meeting of Smiths Group, held at 12.00 noon today in London, Donald Brydon, Chairman of the Company, provided the following interim management statement for the quarter ended 3 November 2007 MORE

19 November

Smiths Medical strengthens foothold in Chinese healthcare market

Smiths Medical, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announced that it has established a new headquarters for Greater China in Beijing. The new office will consolidate the company’s operations in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, and signals a major new investment in and commitment to the region. MORE

09 November

Smiths Group sells Marine business

Smiths Group plc, the global technology company, announced today that it has sold its Marine Systems business to KH Finance Limited, a company owned by ECI Partners LLP, for £52 million, comprising £48 million - which has been satisfied in cash - and a deferred payment of up to £4 million in cash depending on certain conditions being satisfied. MORE

29 October

Global Security Challenge competition has chosen the five most promising security startups in the world

THE organizers of a competition to find some of the world’s most promising security technologies today announced five finalists. MORE

15 October

Smiths Group acquisition extends capabilities in energy sector

SMITHS Group, the global technology business, today announces the acquisition of Sartorius Bearing Technology (SBT), part of Sartorius AG. MORE

13 October

Smiths Detection to launch a portable diagnostic system for foot-and-mouth disease and avian flu

SMITHS Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it is to launch a portable detection system that will enable veterinarians to carry out on-site diagnosis of animal diseases such as foot-and-mouth and avian flu. MORE

05 October

Smiths Detection awarded $21 million U.S. Government contract for groundbreaking new aTiX technology

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) awards contract for checkpoint X-ray machine with automatic explosives detection after successful pilot program at U.S. airports MORE

02 October

John Crane wins US$5.3 million China National Offshore Oil Corporation contract

SMITHS Group, the global technology business, today announces that John Crane China has won a US$ 5.3 million contract from the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) for equipment to be deployed on the new oil refinery at Huizhou in China’s Guangdong province. MORE

28 September

Smiths Interconnect wins $3.7 million contract for new satellite communications system to help keep US Armed Forces safe

SMITHS Interconnect, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces that one of its businesses – Millitech, Inc. - has been awarded a $3.7 million contract for the design and development of a next generation Satellite Communications on the Move (SOTM) antenna system to help keep US Armed forces safe. MORE

28 September

Smiths Specialty Engineering to provide technology for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory rover

SMITHS Specialty Engineering, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces that one of its businesses has been selected by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to provide technology for the Mars Science Laboratory rover, which is due to be launched in 2009. MORE

28 September

Smiths Interconnect announces contracts worth over US$90 million

SMITHS Interconnect, part of the global technology company Smiths Group, today announces that four of its businesses - Hypertac, TRAK Microwave Systems, PolyPhaser and Millitech – have been awarded contracts with a total potential value of over US$90 million MORE

26 September

Smiths Group plc: Preliminary Results for the period ended 31 July 2007 (unaudited)

Smiths reports 9% increase in headline profit before tax in 2007 and raises the annual dividend by 8.5% Preliminary Results for the period ended 31 July 2007 (unaudited) MORE

26 September

Smiths Detection selected for Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) Increment 2 evaluation

Smiths Detection selected for Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) Increment 2 evaluation MORE

26 September

aTiX: Smiths Detection’s breakthrough X-ray technology will revolutionise checkpoint security

aTiX: Smiths Detection’s breakthrough X-ray technology will revolutionise checkpoint security MORE

26 September

Smiths Detection secures ten year BAA deal to revolutionise UK passenger checkpoints

Smiths Detection secures ten year BAA deal to revolutionise UK passenger checkpoints MORE

26 September

Smiths Detection announces over $170 million of new contracts in Russia, Dubai and India

Smiths Detection announces over $170 million of new contracts in Russia, Dubai and India MORE

26 September

Smiths Group announces over US$45 million of new contracts from Smiths Medical

Smiths Group announces over US$45 million of new contracts from Smiths Medical MORE

26 September

Smiths Detection reveals breakthrough X-ray technology to help tackle terror threats

Smiths Detection reveals breakthrough X-ray technology to help tackle terror threats MORE

26 September

Smiths Group appoints Philip Bowman as Chief Executive

Smiths Group appoints Philip Bowman as Chief Executive from 10 December 2007 MORE

19 September

Smiths Group plc and General Electric Company not to proceed with joint venture

Smiths and GE now announce that, after careful consideration, they have decided not to proceed to form the joint venture as they now believe the interests of both businesses are best served by their remaining independent. MORE

11 September

German Ministry of Defence selects Smiths Detection Lightweight Chemical Detector to protect Armed Forces

SMITHS Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has been awarded a contract to supply up to 50 Lightweight Chemical Detectors (LCD) to the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement, BWB, for use by the German Army. MORE

05 September

Smiths helps students to engineer a bright future

SMITHS Group, the global technology business, announces that it has launched a new education initiative in Watford today. MORE

08 August

Trading update

Trading update MORE

24 July

Smiths Detection awarded initial contract to supply M4 JCAD, the U.S. Military's new generation chemical agent detector

Lightweight non-radioactive chemical detector identifies presence of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals to help save troops lives. MORE

24 July

Notice re trading update

On Wednesday 8 August, Smiths Group will issue a trading update on its expected performance for the year ended 31 July. MORE

16 May

Posting of Class 1 Circular relating to the Return of Cash and Share Consolidation

Smiths Group announces that it is posting a circular to its shareholders and convening an Extraordinary General Meeting, to be held on 11 June 2007, to obtain shareholder approval for the proposed return of 2.1 billion of cash to shareholders. MORE

09 May

Special visitor confers royal recognition on John Crane

JOHN Crane, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, was yesterday honoured with a visit by His Royal Highness, The Duke of York. MORE

04 May

Smiths Group completes sale of aerospace businesses

Smiths Group plc today announces the completion of the $4.8 billion sale of its aerospace businesses to General Electric Company in line with the terms set out in the Circular to Shareholders dated 30 January. MORE

24 April

Smiths Detection to help protect New York train stations from chemical attack

SMITHS Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it has been awarded a $3.2 million contract to engineer and deploy an advanced anti-terrorist system for the State of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). MORE

24 April

Smiths appoints new non-executive director

Smiths Group plc announces the appointment of Peter Loescher as a non-executive director with effect from 1 June 2007. MORE

16 April

Don Naab appointed President, Smiths Interconnect

Don Naab has been appointed President of Smiths Interconnect, the connectors, microwave and protection group of companies headquartered in Morton Grove, IL, USA, with companies globally. MORE

30 March

Smiths Medical High Altitude Laboratory on Mount Everest opens today

SMITHS Medical, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces the opening of the Smiths Medical High Altitude Laboratory at Namche Bazaar, Nepal at 3,400m, (11,154 ft). MORE

21 March

Smiths reports a 7% increase in first half headline EPS for continuing activities

In the first six months of the 2007 financial year, Smiths Group recorded a 7% increase in the headline earnings per share of its continuing activities, from which the aerospace businesses being sold to General Electric Company (GE) have been excluded. MORE

21 March

Smiths Group acqusition extends role in energy sector

SMITHS Group, the global technology business, today announces the acquisition of CDI Energy Services (CDI) of Tyler, Texas. MORE

21 March

Smiths Group plc and General Electric Company sign formation agreement to create Smiths GE Detection

Smiths Group plc (Smiths) and General Electric Company (GE) announce that, following the Letter of Intent announced on 15 January 2007, they have signed a Formation Agreement, an important stage in the creation of Smiths GE Detection. MORE

21 March

Smiths Detection wins US military contracts worth $38 million

SMITHS Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it has won five contracts worth a total of $38 million to supply chemical detection and identification systems to the US military. MORE

13 March

Children to take part in Smiths Medical study on Mount Everest

NINE healthy British children, aged 6 to 13, are to travel to Mount Everest to take part in a ground-breaking medical study that aims to develop new treatments for critically ill children and those with both breathing and sleep problems. MORE

31 January

Trading statement for the period ending 6 months 3 February 2007

Smiths Group will report its results for the 6 months ending 3rd February, 2007 on Wednesday 21st March, 2007. MORE

30 January

Proposed sale of Smiths Aerospace and Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

Smiths Group plc (Smiths or the Company) confirms that, further to the announcement dated 15 January, 2007 concerning the proposed sale of Smiths Aerospace to General Electric Company for a total cash consideration of US$4.8 billion (the Sale), it is today posting a circular to shareholders with further details of the proposed sale and convening an Extraordinary General Meeting, to be held at 10.30 a.m. on 20 February 2007, to obtain all necessary shareholder approvals for its implementation. MORE

29 January

Smiths Medical launches new medication safety software

FDA clearance received for CADD-Sentry Pro Medication Safety Software MORE

15 January

Sale of Smiths Aerospace division

Smiths Group plc agrees the sale of Smiths Aerospace division to General Electric Company for US$4.8 billion and proposes return of 2.1 billion to shareholders MORE

15 January

Smiths Detection forms JV with General Electric Company

Smiths Group plc (Smiths) and General Electric Company (GE) announce that they have signed a letter of intent (the Letter of Intent) to form Smiths GE Detection (the JV). Smiths will own 64% and GE will own 36% of the JV. MORE






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