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Boston Scientific Announces Results for First Quarter Ended March 31, 2008
Date:4/21/2008

llion for the first quarter of 2007, including sales from divested businesses of $135 million.

Worldwide sales of the Company's drug-eluting coronary stent systems for the first quarter of 2008 were $428 million, as compared to $468 million for the first quarter of 2007. U.S. sales of these systems were $218 million, as compared to $293 million. International sales of these systems were $210 million, as compared to $175 million. Worldwide sales of coronary stent systems were $490 million, as compared to $527 million. U.S. sales of these systems were $244 million, as compared to $317 million. International sales of these systems were $246 million, as compared to $210 million.

Worldwide sales of the Company's CRM products for the first quarter of 2008 were $565 million, which included $411 million of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) sales, as compared to worldwide CRM sales of $539 million for the first quarter of 2007, which included $398 million of ICD sales. U.S. CRM product sales were $356 million, which included $274 million of ICD sales, as compared to $349 million, which included $273 million of ICD sales. International CRM sales were $209 million, which included $137 million of ICD sales, as compared to $190 million, which included $125 million of ICD sales.

Reported net income for the first quarter of 2008 was $322 million, or $0.21 per share. Reported results included net charges (after-tax) of $35 million, or approximately $0.03 per share, for acquisition and restructuring-related charges and amortization expense, net of divestiture-related gains, which consisted of the following:

-- $250 million gain (pre-tax), $114 million (after-tax), associated with

the sale of five non-strategic businesses;

-- $13 million of purchased research and development (pre-tax), $8 million

(after-tax);

-- $44 million of charges (pre-tax), $32 million (after-tax), associated

with the Company's
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