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Hologic Appoints Jack W. Cumming President and Chief Executive Officer
Date:7/18/2013

BEDFORD, Mass., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today Jack W. Cumming has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Cumming joined Hologic in 2001 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2009.

Mr. Cumming succeeds Robert A. Cascella, who has stepped down for personal reasons. Mr. Cascella will serve as an advisor to Hologic through the end of November 2013.

David R. LaVance, Jr., Chairman of the Board, said, "We are fortunate to have a proven leader of Jack's caliber as our new CEO. Jack's intimate knowledge of the Company, strategic expertise, and proven track record of increasing revenues and creating shareholder value make him uniquely qualified to lead Hologic. As CEO, Jack will undertake a full assessment of our businesses, review the progress of our integration efforts, carefully evaluate our capital allocation strategy and capital return policies, and facilitate greater transparency throughout the Company. The Board is confident Jack will successfully lead our team to enhance performance, drive growth and increase shareholder value."

Mr. Cumming said, "I am enthusiastic about leading Hologic going forward and have full confidence in the near- and long-term potential of the business. Hologic has an extensive portfolio of innovative, market-leading technologies, passionate and highly talented associates, and great potential. I look forward to working closely with the Board and leadership team to refine the Company's strategy, enhance performance and positio
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