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Jonathan Jacobson Appointed General Manager, Global Business Strategies & Operations, Menicon Co., Ltd.
Date:11/10/2008

NAGOYA, Japan, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- He will play a vital role in Menicon's expansion in the world's contact lens

market.

Menicon Co., Ltd. announced the appointment of Jonathan Jacobson as General Manager, Global Business Strategies & Operations, effective November 10. Jacobson joined Menicon after serving at Bausch & Lomb for 23 years. During this time, Jacobson held many different executive positions including Director of Marketing, Director of International Sales, and Director of International Business for Polymer Technology Corporation. He also acted as Director of GP Business for Bausch & Lomb in Europe. For the last 8 years, Jacobson had been the Director of Global GP Business for Bausch & Lomb.

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He has strong expertise in international business and sales force management, market development and distributor operations. He has also demonstrated outstanding skills in project management, strategic planning and the introduction of new products.

Jacobson will be based in the USA while being responsible for the company's business strategies & operations throughout the world including the recently acquired Rose-K business.

Toshio Matsushima, Senior Executive Officer for Menicon Co., Ltd., commented: "We are extremely happy to welcome Jacobson on board. Jacobson, with his exceptional knowledge of and experience in the global contact lens business and strong leadership qualities, is now a key player in our organization and will play a leading role in expanding our business worldwide. We are really privileged and fortunate to have him on the global Menicon team."

Jacobson, Menicon's new General Manager, Global Business Strategies & Operations, commented: "It has been a great and rewarding experience working for Polymer Technology/Bausch & Lomb for nearly 24 years; however, now is a good time for change. I am very excited to be joining this growing and dynamic multinational company. I look forward to the new challenges of working with Menicon's team to expand the company's presence in the global contact lens market."

About Menicon:

Menicon Co., Ltd. (http://www.menicon.com), founded by Kyoichi Tanaka in 1951, is Japan's first and largest contact lens manufacturer, and now is represented in over 30 countries. Menicon is a manufacturer dedicated to all areas of soft and GP contact lens-related businesses including material development, lens designing, manufacturing of contact lenses, and care solutions. Menicon is a world leader in the development of hyper-Dk GP (Menicon Z) and soft contact lenses (Menicon PremiO).

Contact:

Toshio Matsushima

Global Business Operations

Menicon Co., Ltd.

Phone: +81-52-937-5021

Fax: +81-52-935-1121

E-mail: matsushima@menicon-net.co.jp

URL: http://www.menicon.com

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