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Medtronic Signs Agreement to Acquire Restore Medical


Medtronic Announces Acquisition of Pillar Palatal Implant System for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) and Restore Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: REST) today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Medtronic will pay $1.60 per share in cash for each share of Restore Medical stock. The total value of the transaction, including payment of Restore Medical debt will be approximately $29 million. The transaction, which is anticipated to close within 90 days, is expected to be accretive to Medtronic earnings in the first full fiscal year after closing.

Restore Medical’s Pillar Palatal Implant System (Pillar System) is an innovative, minimally invasive, implantable medical device used to treat the soft palate component of sleep breathing disorders, including mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. Cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the Pillar System complements Medtronic’s existing family of market-leading ENT products used to treat a variety of other upper airway obstructions, including the sinuses and tonsils/adenoids. The addition of the Pillar System allows Medtronic to provide its physician customers with another minimally invasive, low morbidity option to treat patients suffering from OSA and snoring.

“This acquisition will help deliver new growth for our ENT business by providing Medtronic with a proven office-based procedure in a very fast growing segment of the sleep market,” said Bob Blankemeyer, president of the ENT business at Medtronic. “Medtronic can quickly leverage its distribution and marketing strengths to improve patient and surgeon access to this minimally invasive therapy.”

“The opportunity to reach more patients and physicians with a proven therapy designed to treat snoring and OSA through Medtronic’s growing ENT business is exciting for Restore Medical,” said Bob Paulson, president and chief executive officer of Restore Medical. “Minimally invasive, office-based procedures to treat snoring and sleep apnea is a large and underserved market. The combination of our implant technology with Medtronic’s ENT business will enhance access to the Pillar System.”

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Restore Medical shareholders.


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