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Boston Scientific Announces Results for Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2008
Date:10/21/2008

tangible asset impairment charges:

Intangible asset impairment charges $155

Less: Income tax benefit (d) (26)

Intangible asset impairment charges, net of tax $129

Amortization expense:

Amortization expense $410 $467

Less: Income tax benefit (d) (96) (84)

Amortization expense, net of tax $314 $383

(a) Recorded expenses of $25 million to selling, general and

administrative expenses, $6 million to cost of products sold, and $3

million to research and development expenses.

(b) Recorded to other, net.

(c) Recorded $11 million to cost of products sold; $24 million to selling,

general and administrative expenses; $5 million to research and

development expenses; and $59 million to restructuring charges.

(d) Amounts are tax effected at the Company's effective tax rate, unless

the amount is a significant unusual or infrequently occurring item in

accordance with FASB Interpretation No. 18, "Accounting for Income

Taxes in Interim Periods."

An explanation of the Company's use of these non-GAAP measures is provided at the end of this document.

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

September 30, December 31,

In millions 2008 2007

(Unaudited)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents $1,734 $1,452

Trade accounts receivable, net 1,355 1,502

Inventories 854 725

Deferred income taxes
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