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Boston Scientific Provides Update on Involuntary Selling of Its Stock by Co-Founders
Date:10/13/2008

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thursday and Friday of last week saw continued heavy trading in Boston Scientific's (NYSE: BSX) stock. As anticipated in the Company's October 9th news release, a significant portion of this trading was due to involuntary sales of shares beneficially owned by Boston Scientific's co-founders Pete Nicholas and John Abele. As of the close of the market on Friday, approximately 31 million shares in aggregate had been sold last week through involuntary sales related to collateralized loans of Mr. Nicholas and Mr. Abele, including nearly 13 million shares on Friday.

The Company believes there may be additional involuntary sales of shares beneficially owned by Mr. Nicholas and Mr. Abele over the next several weeks, but the Company estimates, based upon an assessment of the facts available to it and the price of the Company's stock at the close of business on Friday, October 10th, that the majority of the involuntary selling has already occurred.

"While these involuntary sales are certainly disappointing, it is important to keep in mind that the Company has approximately 1.5 billion shares outstanding and that even after the events of last week John Abele and I continue to collectively hold more than 90 million shares of Boston Scientific stock," said Nicholas. "Our confidence in the Company and its future is unwavering."

Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. For more information, please visit: http://www.bostonscientific.com.

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