Sunshine Heart Company Pty Limited Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

Published: Mar 23, 2007

Sydney, 22 March 2007: Sunshine Heart (ASX:SHC) today announced the appointment of Mr Brian H Bolton as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary effective 16 April 2007.

Mr Bolton joins the Company’s senior management and will provide support to the CEO and Board on initiatives, investor relations and financial management of the Company.

Mr Bolton has held various financial and treasury executive positions with Esso Australia Ltd in both Australia and the USA and has extensive experience in the Australian Stock Exchange as Chief Financial Officer with ASX listed Plutonic Resources Ltd and Atlantic Gold NL.

Don Rohrbaugh, Sunshine Heart’s Chief Executive Officer said “we are extremely pleased to have such an internationally experienced financial executive join our team, particularly as we initiate clinical studies within the USA and solidify our USA partnerships.”

“I am very much looking forward to commencing my role at Sunshine Heart and participating in the Company’s increasing activity the US market” said Brian Bolton. Mr Bolton holds Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of NSW and is a Fellow of Certified Practicing Accountants Australia.

The Company wishes to thank Mr Steven Skinner who is interim Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for his contribution.

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Daniella Goldberg PhD Victor Windeyer

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Don Rohrbaugh CEO +1 714 665 1951

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