– USA, MN – St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced the appointment of David C. Dvorak — President and Chief Executive Officer of Zimmer Biomet — to its Board of Directors, effective August 4, 2015.

Mr. Dvorak has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Zimmer Holdings Inc., a worldwide leader in musculoskeletal health care, for eight years. Mr. Dvorak joined Zimmer Holdings Inc. in December 2001 — shortly following the company’s spin-off from Bristol-Myers Squibb — and has served in many executive roles including Group President of Global Businesses, Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services, Chief Counsel and Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and General Counsel. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), and previously served as Chairman of the Board of AdvaMed.

“We are very pleased to have David Dvorak join the St. Jude Medical Board of Directors,” said St. Jude Medical Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. Starks. “David is a distinguished leader in the medical technology industry and will offer a broad strategic perspective to our business. We look forward to his future contributions as St. Jude Medical continues to deliver on its innovation-based growth strategy.”

About St. Jude Medical

St. Jude Medical is a global medical device manufacturer dedicated to transforming the treatment of some of the world’s most expensive epidemic diseases. The company does this by developing cost-effective medical technologies that save and improve lives of patients around the world. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., St. Jude Medical has four major clinical focus areas that include cardiac rhythm management, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular and neuromodulation.

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