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SCHNEIDER (USA) RECEIVES ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION

 MINNEAPOLIS, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider (USA) Inc., a unit of the Hospital Products Group of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), based in Plymouth, Minn., announced that it has been certified as meeting the ISO 9001 Quality Standards. The certification was received after an assessment and evaluation by international examiners consisting of a series of system and documentation reviews and concluding with a five- day facility assessment.
 ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization. The ISO 9000 series of quality management and quality assurance standards is rapidly becoming a requirement for companies conducting business around the world. About 59 countries, including the United States, have adopted the standards, but fewer than 1,000 U.S. companies have received certification. The ISO 9001 Quality Standard which covers manufacturing, development, and distribution is the most comprehensive and stringent of the 9000 series.
 Headquartered in Plymouth, Schneider (USA) Inc. is a leader in advanced angioplasty and angiography products. Pfizer Inc. is a diversified, research-based health care company with global operations. Pfizer reported sales of $7.23 billion for 1992.
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 /CONTACT: Joseph E. Laptewicz of Schneider (USA), 612-550-5700/
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