March Networks Divestiture

This announcement appears as a matter of record only

The Healthcare Business Unit of

March Networks

has been sold to

Lifeline Systems, Inc.

We initiated the transaction, acted as financial advisor to, and assisted with the negotiations as representative of March Networks.

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About The Healthcare Business Unit of March Networks

The Healthcare Business Unit develops, manufactures, markets and distributes emergency response systems (ERS) targeting primarily the independent and assisted living markets in the United States and Canada. March’s emergency response solutions for senior living are resident and facility emergency management systems centered on the concept of personal safety and security systems that allow residents to call for assistance with a personal wireless call button. The Healthcare Business Unit’s product line includes mobile and fixed wireless monitors and sensors and an automated response station supporting a variety of automated caregiver dispatch applications.

About Lifeline Systems

Lifeline Systems (NASDAQ: LIFE) connects individuals to the support of neighbors, friends, and emergency services in the community. The individual served is able to directly contact trained Lifeline staff 24 hours a day from around their home or yard by simply pressing a button. A Lifeline Monitor assesses the individual’s needs and quickly sends the appropriate support. Lifeline service is increasing being added to the care plans of elderly patients in response to a healthcare climate that demands cost-effective care and patient satisfaction. Lifeline is offered by over 2,500 healthcare providers across North America, including hospitals, area agencies on aging, home healthcare providers, and nursing homes. Over the years, Lifeline has provided this service to over four million people.


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