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Boston Scientific to Explore Sale of Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery Businesses
Date:8/19/2007

lio, and begun developing an expense and head count reduction plan, which we plan to announce next quarter. In addition, we continue to focus on the recovery of the drug-eluting stent and cardiac rhythm management markets. Together, these measures should combine to help us achieve our overall goals of restoring profitable growth, increasing shareholder value, and continuing to build and strengthen Boston Scientific."

Boston Scientific acquired the Cardiac Surgery business in April 2006 as part of the Guidant transaction. Headquartered in San Jose with a manufacturing facility in Dorado, Puerto Rico, the Cardiac Surgery business is a leading developer of medical technologies designed to provide less-invasive therapies in cardiac surgery, including beating heart bypass surgery systems, endoscopic vessel harvesting for coronary bypass surgery, and microwave surgical ablation. The business employs approximately 450 people and had 2006 revenues of $189 million.

Boston Scientific established its Vascular Surgery business with the acquisition of Meadox Medicals in 1995. The Vascular Surgery business develops market-leading synthetic grafts and patches for repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms and peripheral vascular anatomy. The business had 2006 revenues of $86 million and has approximately 250 employees, primarily located at its manufacturing site in Wayne, New Jersey.

This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be a sale of any securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under applicable securities laws.

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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