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29 December 2009 CSL Behring Awards Fourth Round of LEAD Grants

CSL Behring, a global leader in the plasma-protein biotherapies industry and a subsidiary of CSL Limited (ASX:CSL), has awarded four advocacy grants totaling $87,000 to patient organizations in the United States through the Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development (LEAD) program. LEAD grants support grassroots advocacy efforts by organizations committed to helping people who use plasma-derived or recombinant therapies manage their health conditions. Since the LEAD program’s inception in 2008, CSL Behring has awarded more than $340,000 in four semi-annual grant cycles. The deadline for the fifth round of grant requests is April 30, 2010.

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09 November 2009 Patient and Healthcare Provider Convenience Focus of Packaging Enhancements for Humate-P from CSL Behring

CSL Behring has begun packaging Humate-P® (Antihemophilic Factor/von Willebrand Factor Complex [Human]) in a more user-friendly package based on customer market research. These packaging enhancements strive to improve the convenience of treatment for people with von Willebrand disease (VWD), the most common hereditary bleeding disorder in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, VWD affects approximately 1 to 2 percent of the U.S. population.

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29 October 2009 Junior Athletes Honored by CSL Behring at National Hemophilia Foundation's Annual Meeting

CSL Behring announced today the national winners of the 8th annual Gettin’ in the GameSM Junior National Championship (JNC). Developed by CSL Behring, provider of the hemophilia treatment Helixate® FS (Antihemophilic Factor, Recombinant), the JNC is a series of one-day events held throughout the country that provide hundreds of children with bleeding disorders the opportunity to participate in a golf and baseball competition.

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12 October 2009 CSL Behring Announces FDA Approval of Berinert®, First and Only Therapy Approved for the Treatment of Acute Abdominal and Facial Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema in U.S.

CSL Behring announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for Berinert® C1-Esterase Inhibitor, Human for the treatment of acute abdominal or facial attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare and serious genetic disorder, in adult and adolescent patients. Berinert is the first and only therapy approved for this indication in the U.S. The approval is based on the results of the phase II/III prospective, double-blind placebo-controlled International Multi-center Prospective Angioedema C1-Inhibitor Trial (I.M.P.A.C.T.), which studied the efficacy and safety of C1-inhibitor (C1-INH) concentrate. The safety and efficacy of Berinert for prophylactic therapy have not been established.

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06 October 2009 CSL Behring Solicits Proposals for LEAD Grants to Support Patient Advocacy Efforts

CSL Behring, a global leader in the plasma-protein biotherapeutics industry, is calling for grant requests through its Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development (LEAD) program. The LEAD program awards funds to United States patient organizations that assist people with rare diseases in advocating for continued access to health care and life-saving plasma protein therapies.

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