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Baxa Corporation’s Jeff Baldwin Provides Business Perspective To Denver’s 9News Regarding UK Terrorist Attacks


Jeff Baldwin, President and COO of Denver-based Baxa Corporation was interviewed by Mark Koebrich of Denver’s NBC affiliate, 9News, about the business ramifications for Colorado companies with holdings in the UK. Baldwin served as Managing Director of Baxa Limited, the company’s UK subsidiary for for two years prior to returning to the US as Chief Operating Officer. He had been to London the week prior, riding the Underground while attending meetings with Baxa hospital customers in the city.

Denver, CO, July 14, 2005 --(PR.com)-- Jeff Baldwin, President and COO of Denver-based Baxa Corporation was interviewed by Mark Koebrich of Denver’s NBC affiliate, 9News, regarding the business ramifications for Colorado companies with holdings in the United Kingdom in light of last week’s terrorist bombings of the London public transit system. In addition, Jim Reis, President/CEO of Denver’s World Trade Center, was interviewed and his comments are included in the news story.

Verbatim quotes from the 7/7/05 news report follow:

9News Adele Arakawa:
“Colorado has substantial business ties to the United Kingdom, raising some concerns that the attacks might result in an interruption of commerce. 9News Consumer Reporter Mark Koebrich tells us more than 400 Colorado companies export products to the UK, and Mark, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

9News Mark Koebrich:
“That’s correct. The UK is Colorado’s eighth largest export market. It’s a $250 million micro-economy. There are more than 45 Colorado companies with operations or offices in the UK and more than 125 Colorado companies are majority owned by concerns in the UK. So when things happen over there, it puts millions of dollars at risk over here."

Baxa Corp. Jeff Baldwin:
“We haven’t been able to talk to anybody, but the e-mails have come across and we know everyone there was safe today.”

9News Mark Koebrich:
“Jeff Baldwin, CEO [President and COO] of Centennial [Englewood] medical supply maker Baxa has the same problem many Colorado concerns are facing today – the inability of his employees to talk directly to their counterparts in the companies’ UK offices. Much the same was true at Denver’s World Trade Center today where all eyes were on London. CEO Jim Reis says most companies have contingency plans built in since 9/11 and he’s forecasting a good recovery.”

World Trade Center Denver Jim Reis:
“Once the British sort through what’s happened here and take what necessary steps there are, I think, as quickly as possible, business will get back to normal.”

9News Mark Koebrich:
“Some of the state’s biggest players are involved in the outcome. CH2M Hill, Coors, Level3 and Qwest all have offices and employees in the UK, many thousands of whom travel on the now-damaged public transit system.”

World Trade Center Denver Jim Reis:
“In the UK, trains and buses are very much used by people moving particularly to work, commuting to work, commuting home. So it’s a very, kind of dense transportation network.”

9News Mark Koebrich:
“A network that even local executives use when visiting on business.”

Baxa Corp. Jeff Baldwin:
“I tend to go about three times a year. And I was there last week and actually riding around in the tube to go to hospitals in the UK.”

9News Mark Koebrich:
“Hospitals that today are using Jeff Baldwin’s products to treat casualties. And, with economies in the UK and Colorado still somewhat fragile, the business side of this is that no one wants an interruption of commerce and, Adele, so far it looks as though that won’t happen.”

9News Adele Arakawa:
“All right, Mark Koebrich. Thanks Mark. We’ll have any updates of the London Terror Attacks on 9News.”

This year, Baxa Corporation received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting from Colorado Governor Bill Owens’ office. In addition, Baxa was also honored as Colorado’s Small Business Exporter of the Year by the Colorado Small Business Administration. Baxa Corporation has been a member of the World Trade Center in Denver since March 2001.

About Baxa Corporation
Celebrating 30 years of business in 2005, Baxa Corporation is a Denver-based manufacturer of medical devices and systems for preparing, handling, packaging, and administering liquid medications. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada, the United Kingdom; Denmark, and Germany; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com.

About World Trade Center Denver
World Trade Center Denver is the premier international business resource in the Rocky Mountain region. With 250 members, the WTC Denver centralizes trade and business activities while bringing together influential business people from around the world. As a non-profit, membership organization, WTC Denver provides international programs and services for both members and non-members. World Trade Center Denver members play a key role in shaping the Rocky Mountain region's position within the global community. WTC Denver is a member of the World Trade Centers Association headquartered in New York and part of a worldwide network of nearly 300 World Trade Centers in 74 countries. For more information, go to http://www.wtcdn.com.

About 9News (K*USA-TV)
9News, K*USA-TV, is the NBC affiliate in Denver owned by Gannett Co., Inc. Gannett is a leading international news and information company that publishes 101 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 750 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary, Newsquest, is the United Kingdom's second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 21 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web. For more information go to http://www.9news.com or http://www.gannett.com.

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Contacts:
Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation: 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157
Email: marian.robinson@baxa.com

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558
Email: maggie@absolutelypr.com
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Marian Robinson
800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157
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http://www.baxa.com
Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558
Email: maggie@absolutelypr.com

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