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Hill-Rom Spin-off, Firm Counsels

April 16, 2008

HOUSTON (April 16, 2008) — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP served as counsel to Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC), formerly known as Hillenbrand Industries, Inc., in its spin-off of Hillenbrand Inc., formerly Batesville Holdings Inc., the parent company of its funeral services operating company Batesville Casket Company.

Hill-Rom is a leading worldwide manufacturer and innovator of medical technologies and related services, for the health care industry.  The company now will focus exclusively on its medical technology business, while the new Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE:HI), will move forward as the parent company of Batesville Casket Company.

The Bracewell team working on this transaction included Corporate partners Geoff Long, Edgar Marston, Charles Still, Steve Tredennick and associates Emily B. Sperandio, Emily Ennis, Linda Morgan and Eric McCord; Tax partner Roger Aksamit; ERISA partners Bruce Jocz and Scott Sanders; Finance partners Bill Hayes, Dale Smith, and associate Jenny Dill; and Litigation partner Tony Visage and associate Eric Sandlin.