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CooperVision Inc. Announces Changes to Executive Leadership Team


8/10/2011 11:37:52 AM

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CooperVision Inc. today announced executive leadership changes. Effective Nov. 1, 2011, Dennis Murphy, president, Americas, will be promoted to executive vice president for global sales and marketing. Andrew Sedgwick, president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, will be promoted to president, Americas, including Latin America. Juan Carlos Aragon, president, Asia Pacific and Latin America, will be promoted to president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and will continue to be responsible for Australia and New Zealand. Fernando Torre, executive vice president, global operations, will add global distribution and packaging to his responsibilities. These changes will enhance CooperVision's ability to expand globally as well as focus on panregional market opportunities.

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Over the coming months, the management of the Asia Pacific region will be working directly with Dennis Murphy to update and expand the CooperVision market presence throughout the region.

"Our dedication to exceeding eye care professionals' expectations and enhancing their experience with CooperVision means that we are constantly seeking ways to improve our business and build for continued success," said John Weber, president, CooperVision. "These individuals have demonstrated leadership and success in helping drive our business globally and meeting the needs of our customers. We are confident that this team will help us continue to build a strong global presence."

About CooperVision

CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges; such as astigmatism, presbyopia and ocular dryness; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, thereby creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.

Contact lenses are medical devices and can only be prescribed and dispensed by a licensed eye care professional.

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 serving the needs of the healthcare professional, improving the quality of life for its employees and customers and providing market leading products. Cooper's commitment to health and wellness is reflected through its corporate culture and global initiatives to promote healthy life choices for its employees. Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to crafting quality lenses 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. Both companies provide superior product range and quality, along with friendly customer service and a drive to continually innovate. Cooper and CooperVision are headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, and CooperSurgical is headquartered in Trumbull, CT.

SOURCE CooperVision Inc.


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