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Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG opens a subsidiary in Brazil

Seneffe, Belgium, April 5, 2012, Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG announced today that the company has opened a subsidiary in Fortaleza, Brazil, the Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG do Brasil Ltda.

For several years Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG has been executing sales of its whole range of products in Latin America from Europe. With its first South America based subsidiary, the worldwide operating group aimes to enlarge its ability to satisfy the increasing local demand and further grow the company’s brachytherapy business not only in Brazil but in whole Latin America.

“Latin America is a large, growing market for global radiotherapy with a great potential and many upcoming projects. Setting up a subsidiary in this region has been important to have a close and constant approach with our clients and to offer them the proven BEBIG’s quality and best possible service in their mother tongue. The established subsidiary will help us not only to provide better technical support but also to intensify the personal relationship with the customers, which is of a great importance to us”, said Abel Luzuriaga, Managing Director of Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG.

With its population of close to 500 million people, large parts of Latin America are facing high incidences of prostate, breast and cervix cancer, which can perfectly be treated with brachytherapy devices. The demand for radiation therapy equipments will continue to increase significantly in the upcoming years given that the governments in the Latin American countries have started to invest heavily in the modernization and extension of their cancer treatment infrastructures and to build up an appropriate cancer treatment access to the population. Private hospitals are also expected to make huge investments in modernising existing cancer treatment facilities. Brachytherapy offers fast, reliable and cost-effective solutions.

Together with its local partner, the REM Indústria e Comércio Ltda., which is specialized in distribution of imported high quality medical products in Brazil, Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG will attend the SBRT, Brazil´s largest radiotherapy congress, from 20-23 of June 2012 in Curitiba (booth 22/23).

Customers who are interested in further information may contact kentaro.mazur@dont-want-spam.bebig.eu or customer.support@dont-want-spam.bebig.eu directly.

About Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG

Contributing to saving lives!

Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG is a European-based group active in the medical device segment of the health care industry.

Its core business is the treatment of cancer using brachytherapy, a special form of radiation therapy.

Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG is a leader in brachytherapy in Europe. The company headquarters are in Belgium, with a production facility in Germany and subsidiaries throughout Europe and in India. In addition, Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG has a worldwide network of distributors and agents to support the international marketing of its product line.

The company's products and equipment are intended for use by oncologists, radiologists, urologists, and medical physicists.

Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG employs more than 150 people. The company has been listed on the Euronext stock exchange since April 1997 (Euronext: EZBG; Reuters: EZBG.BR; Bloomberg: EZBG:BB).

Claudia Mihlan
Head of Marketing

Karolin Riehle
Investor Relations
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