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CSL Receives FTC Request for Additional Information on its Proposed Merger with Talecris Biotherapeutics

MELBOURNE, Australia – October 13, 2008 – CSL Limited today announced that it has received a request for additional information, commonly referred to as a Second Request, from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) regarding its proposed acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics, which was announced on August 13, 2008. CSL intends to respond expeditiously to the Second Request.

CSL advised that the FTC has not yet reached any conclusions regarding the proposed acquisition and the request for additional information from the FTC is a normal part of the U.S. regulatory review process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR”).

CSL and Talecris are co-operating with the FTC to respond to the request and obtain the necessary regulatory approvals to secure timely closure of the acquisition.

For further information, please contact:

Media Contacts
Dr Rachel David
Director of Public Affairs
Phone: 0401 775 779

Investor Contact
Mark Dehring
Director of Investor Relations
Phone: +61 3 9389 2818

Posted: October 2008