The Cooper Companies Announces $300 Million 5-Year Term Loan

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) today announced it closed a $300 million 5-year Senior Unsecured Term Loan which matures September 12, 2018. The Company intends to use the facility to pay down borrowings under its $1 billion Senior Unsecured Revolving Line of Credit which matures May 31, 2017.

Commenting on the transaction, Robert S. Weiss, Cooper's president and chief executive officer said, "This Term Loan provides additional financial flexibility through an improved maturity structure, additional capacity and lower interest rates which will result in estimated interest expense savings, net of fees, of approximately $370,000 in fiscal 2014."

About The Cooper Companies

The Cooper Companies, Inc. ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE Euronext (NYSE:COO). Cooper is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company™ with a focus on delivering shareholder value. Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to crafting a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical focuses on supplying women's health clinicians with market leading products and treatment options to improve the delivery of healthcare to women. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, Cooper has over 8,000 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com .

Forward-Looking Statements

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