December 18, 2006—Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group (Rochester, NY) announced today immediate worldwide price increases on its medical imaging films and related supplies. This is Kodak’s second price hike this year; both this increase and the previous March increase are related to the rising cost of silver.

“This year has seen unprecedented high costs for basic commodities such as silver,” said Kevin Hobert, president of Kodak’s Health Group. “This situation requires an additional price increase to maintain production of the high-quality film products our customers expect.”

The current increases range from 8 to 12%, depending on the product and the market; details on new prices will be communicated locally in each country.

—Cat Vasko