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

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Company's cash generated from operations. Management believes this is a

critical metric for the Company in measuring the Company's ability to

generate cash and pay down debt. Therefore, these charges are excluded

from management's assessment of operating performance and are also

excluded from the measures management uses to set employee

compensation. Accordingly, management believes this may be useful

information to users of its financial statements and therefore has

excluded these charges for purposes of calculating these non-GAAP

measures to facilitate an evaluation of the Company's current operating

performance, particularly in terms of liquidity.

-- Amortization expense - Amortization expense is a non-cash charge and

does not impact the Company's liquidity or compliance with the

covenants included in its debt agreements. Management removes the

impact of amortization from the Company's operating performance to

assist in assessing the Company's cash generated from operations.

Management believes this is a critical metric for the Company in

measuring the Company's ability to generate cash and pay down debt.

Therefore, amortization expense is excluded from management's

assessment of operating performance and is also excluded from the

measures management uses to set employee compensation. Accordingly,

management believes this may be useful information to users of its

financial statements and therefore has excluded amortization expense

for purposes of calculating these non-GAAP measures to facilitate an

evaluation of the Company's current operating performance, particularly

in terms of liquidity.

-- Foreign exchange on net sales - The impact of foreign exchange is

highly variable and difficult to predict. Accordingly, managemen
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