ABOUT MEDTRONICMedtronic, Inc. ( www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Medtronic’s periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. 1 Tan, Meng Hee. From Research to Practice Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease. Diabetes Spectrum1999; 12: 80-83. http://journal.diabetes.org/diabetesspectrum/99v12n2/pg81.htm 2 Standard risk was defined as excluding the following characteristics: bifurcation, saphenous vein graft (SVG), in-stent restenosis (ISR), acute myocardial infarction (AMI) within 72 hours, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of less than 30%, unprotected left main disease, atherosclerosis in three or more vessels, renal impairment, total lesion length per vessel of greater than 27 mm, two or more lesions per vessel, lesion with thrombus, or lesion with total occlusion.