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11/04/2015

William A. Hawkins Elected to Halyard Health Board of Directors

ALPHARETTA, Ga.Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Halyard Health, Inc. (NYSE: HYH) today announced that William A. Hawkins was elected to serve on the Halyard board of directors as of Dec. 1.

Hawkins is currently the lead director at Immucor, a leading provider of transfusion and transplantation diagnostic products worldwide. He joined Immucor in 2011 as president and CEO. Prior to Immucor, Hawkins served in several senior management roles with Medtronic. He became chairman and CEO in 2008.

Hawkins' career also includes senior positions with Novoste Corp., American Home Products, Guidant Corp. and Eli Lilly and Co. He began his career in sales and engineering with Carolina Medical Electronics.

Hawkins holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of VirginiaDarden School of Business. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering from Duke University.

Hawkins will initially serve only on the board's governance committee, but as of Jan. 1, 2016, he will also serve as chairman of the compliance committee and as a member of the compensation committee.

Other members of the Halyard board of directors are:

Robert E. Abernathy 
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Halyard Health, Inc.

Gary D. Blackford 
Audit Committee and Governance Committee
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Hospital Services, Inc. 

John P. Byrnes 
Compensation Committee and Governance Committee
Chairman of the Board, Lincare Holdings, Inc. 

Ronald W. Dollens 
Lead Director
Governance Committee Chair 
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Guidant Corporation

Heidi K. Fields 
Audit Committee Chair and Governance Committee 
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Blue Shield of California

Patrick J. O'Leary 
Audit Committee and Governance Committee
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, SPX Corporation

Maria Sainz 
Compensation Committee and Governance Committee
President and CEO, Cardiokinetix  

Dr. Julie Shimer 
Compensation Committee Chair and Governance Committee 
Retired Chief Executive Officer, Welch Allyn, Inc.