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Datascope Mails Letter to Shareholders
Date:11/16/2007

p>- Ramius Capital, a New York City-based hedge fund which did not own a

single share of Datascope until two months ago, has no plan or vision to

benefit the Company and its shareholders and offers only spurious and

unfounded claims regarding Datascope's Board and senior management.

Datascope believes that James J. Loughlin and William L. Asmundson, the Company's directors standing for re-election at this year's Annual Meeting, are more qualified than Ramius' hand-picked nominees and are better suited to assist Datascope in achieving continued top- and bottom-line growth.

The full text of Datascope's letter follows:

November 16, 2007

Dear Shareholder:

RE-ELECT DATASCOPE'S DIRECTORS

VOTE THE ENCLOSED BLUE PROXY CARD TODAY

At Datascope's upcoming Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 20, 2007, you will be asked to vote on two nominees for election to your Board of Directors. A dissident shareholder, Ramius Capital Group, L.L.C., a New York City-based hedge fund, and its affiliates have nominated two individuals in opposition to your incumbent directors. Your Board of Directors strongly urges you to support your Board and re-elect James J. Loughlin and William L. Asmundson by voting the enclosed BLUE proxy card by telephone, Internet or mail today.

DATASCOPE HAS A STRATEGIC PLAN WORKING FOR

SUSTAINABLE AND PROFITABLE GROWTH

DATASCOPE'S BOARD RETURNS EXCESS FREE CASH FLOW TO SHAREHOLDERS

Your Board has a proven track record of returning excess free cash flow to shareholders. Datascope has paid approximately $107 million in regular and special cash dividends to shareholders over the past eight years, including most recently, a $1.00 per share special dividend and a regular dividend of $0.10 per share both paid on October 15, 2007. In addition, Datascope has repurchased approximately $76 million of common stock
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