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Hillenbrand Subsidiary Announces Acquisition of Software Solutions Provider HMIS, Inc.
Sep 28, 2012 (04:09 PM EDT)


Leaders combine synergistic approach to develop a fully-integrated technology solution for the funeral and cemetery industries

BATESVILLE, Ind., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Batesville Casket Company, a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI), today announced the company has acquired privately-held HMIS, Inc. of Merrimack, New Hampshire. Founded in 1987, HMIS is the leading back office and operations management technology system provider to funeral homes, cemeteries and crematories in the U.S., Canada and Central America, including many longtime Batesville customers. Batesville Interactive is already the number one provider of funeral home website solutions in the industry and this acquisition aligns with Batesville's long-term strategy of providing a comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions that assist funeral professionals in providing meaningful funeral experiences for families, while helping them achieve their business goals. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

ABOUT BATESVILLE
Batesville (www.batesville.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI) is a leader in the North American death care industry through the sale of funeral service products, including burial caskets, cremation caskets, containers and urns, burial vaults, selection room display fixturing, technology solutions, and other personalization and memorialization products. For more than 125 years, Batesville has been dedicated to helping families honor the lives of those they love®. Our history of manufacturing excellence, product innovation, superior customer service and reliable delivery has helped us become – and remain – a market leader.

ABOUT HILLENBRAND
Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company that makes and sells premium business-to-business products and services for a wide variety of industries. We pursue profitable growth and meaningful dividends for our shareholders by leveraging our leading brands, robust cash generation capabilities and strong core competencies. HI-INC-F

SOURCE Hillenbrand, Inc.