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Johnson & Johnson Completes Initial Tender Offer for Mentor Corporation with 92.9% of Shares Tendered
Date:1/17/2009

fer and receive the offer price on an expedited basis rather than waiting until the completion of the merger described below. Shares tendered during the subsequent offering period cannot be delivered by the guaranteed delivery procedure and may not be withdrawn. In addition, shares validly tendered during the initial offering period may not be withdrawn during the subsequent offering period.

If, following the expiration of the subsequent offering period, Maple Merger Sub, Inc. owns at least 90% of the shares of Mentor common stock outstanding, the merger will be completed through what is known as a "short-form merger" without a vote or meeting of Mentor's remaining shareholders.

Upon closing, the transaction is expected to have a dilutive impact to Johnson & Johnson's 2009 earnings per share of approximately $.03 - $.05. This amount will be reflected as part of Johnson & Johnson's earnings guidance, which will be provided on Jan. 20, 2009.

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This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Mentor Corporation. Johnson & Johnson and Maple Merger Sub, Inc. have filed a tender offer statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and have mailed an offer to purchase, forms of letter of transmittal and related documents to Mentor shareholders. Mentor has filed with the SEC, and has mailed to Mentor shareholders, a solicitation/recomm
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