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Greatbatch Medical and Boston Scientific Extend Agreement Through 2015

February 22 2011

CLARENCE, N.Y., Feb 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Greatbatch Medical announced today that it has signed a five-year agreement with Boston Scientific's Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular Group. The agreement is effective immediately.

This agreement replaces the previous contract between the two companies, and expands the depth of the relationship by adding multiple new product lines to the agreement--highlighting the value of our partnership.

"We are excited to extend our relationship with Boston Scientific," said Mauricio Arellano, president, Greatbatch Medical. "Being able to continue and grow our partnership is a direct result of our diversification strategy, which has enabled us to offer our strategic partners, like Boston Scientific, a broader product portfolio."

Greatbatch Medical and Boston Scientific have additional agreements pertaining to other products and systems. Those contracts remain in place and have not been impacted by this agreement.

About Greatbatch Medical

Greatbatch Medical is part of the Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE:GB) family of brands. Greatbatch Medical is committed to the design and manufacture of critical technologies used in medical devices for the cardiology, neurology, vascular and orthopaedic markets. To learn more about Greatbatch Medical, please visit www.greatbatchmedical.com.

About Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. For more information, please visit: www.bostonscientific.com.

SOURCE: Greatbatch Medical

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