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Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Employees Donate 13,070 lbs of Food to Local Charity

Ann Arbor, MI — December 23, 2008 — Employees at Terumo Cardiovascular Systems' (Terumo CVS) Ann Arbor plant donated more than six and one half tons of food to Food Gatherers, a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger and eliminating its causes in the Washtenaw County area. The food was collected as part of the company's second annual holiday food drive.

"We're dedicated to increasing the quantity and quality of our holiday food donation every year," said Robert Sutton, Project Specialist, Terumo CVS. Sutton has led Terumo CVS food collection efforts for the last two years. "Last year, we gave 2,727 pounds of food. Next year we intend to double our contribution."

"All of us at Terumo believe that we help save lives by being a premier global supplier of devices for cardiac and vascular surgery. Many of us see this as another way our organization can make a difference by helping others," added Mark Sutter, President and CEO, Terumo CVS.

Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation is a global manufacturer and marketer of medical devices for cardiac and vascular surgery. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan with manufacturing operations in Ann Arbor; Elkton, Maryland; Ashland, Massachusetts; and Tustin, California. It is one of several subsidiaries of Terumo Corporation of Japan focused exclusively on the cardiac and vascular markets, including Terumo Heart Inc., developer of a ventricular assist device, and Vascutek, Ltd, leading manufacturer of vascular grafts. For more information, visit www.terumo-cvs.com.

Terumo Corporation is a premier global medical device company with annual sales of nearly three billion dollars for the year ending March 31, 2008. Founded in 1921, the company develops, manufactures and distributes world-class medical devices for use in cardiothoracic surgery, interventional procedures, transfusion medicine, and needle and syringe products.