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Kyphon Announces Special Meeting Date to Vote on Proposed Medtronic Merger
Date:9/7/2007

Special Meeting Scheduled for October 16, 2007

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kyphon Inc. (Nasdaq: KYPH) announced today that it has set October 16, 2007, as the date of the Special Meeting of Stockholders to vote on Kyphon's proposed merger with a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic.

The special meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m., Pacific Time, at Kyphon's corporate headquarters located at 1221 Crossman Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94089. Kyphon shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 31, 2007 will be entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the special meeting. A definitive proxy statement containing information about the special meeting and the proposed merger will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a copy of the definitive proxy statement will be mailed to stockholders of record as of the record date. The mailing is expected to begin early next week.

As previously announced on July 27, 2007, Kyphon entered into a definitive merger agreement with Medtronic, pursuant to which Medtronic has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Kyphon common stock for $71.00 per share in cash. Completion of the transaction, which is presently anticipated for the first quarter of 2008, remains subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by antitrust regulators as well as Kyphon's stockholders.

About Kyphon Inc.

Kyphon develops and markets medical devices designed to restore and preserve spinal function and diagnose the source of low back pain using minimally invasive technologies. The company's products are used in balloon kyphoplasty for the treatment of spinal compression fractures caused by os
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