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Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW)'s New Manufacturing Facility in Utah to Create Jobs, Grand Opening Features Governor Herbert; Edwards Promises 1000 More Jobs Over Next 15 Years



9/30/2010 7:28:14 AM

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) - Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW)

WHAT:             Up to 1,000 new jobs will be created in Utah in the coming
                  years as a result of heart-valve leader Edwards           
                  Lifesciences' expansion in Draper. The company's ribbon-   
                  cutting ceremony will celebrate the opening of its        
                  300,000-square-foot manufacturing and R&D facility and    
                  feature Utah elected officials discussing economic        
                  expansion and job growth.                                 
                                                                            
WHO:              Scheduled speakers include:                               
                                                                            
                  -- Michael A. Mussallem, chairman and CEO of Edwards      
                     Lifesciences                                              
                  -- Gary R. Herbert, Governor of Utah                      
                  -- Orrin G. Hatch, U.S. Senator*                          
                  -- Jim Matheson, Congressman*                             
                  -- Darrell H. Smith, Mayor of Draper City                 
                  *Pending adjournment of Congress                          
                                                                            
WHEN:             Monday, October 4, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. MDT                 
                                                                            
WHERE:            12050 Lone Peak Parkway, Draper, Utah 84020               
                                                                            
NOTE TO MEDIA:    Individual interviews with Michael Mussallem will be      
                  available immediately after the ceremony. Please contact  
                  Amanda Fowler at (949) 250-3730 to schedule an interview. 

About Edwards Lifesciences
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives. Additional company information can be found at www.edwards.com.

Edwards is a trademark of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. Edwards Lifesciences and the stylized E logo are trademarks of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation and are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Media Contact:
Amanda C. Fowler
949-250-3037




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