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Boston Scientific Announces CEO Jim Tobin to Extend Tenure
Date:6/3/2008

achieve the enormous potential of this business. The time is now right for Jim to turn his full attention and energies back to the core challenges facing the Company as a whole, especially those relating to strategy, the development of our human capital, organizational efficiency and effectiveness, and simplifying and streamlining operations. We are committed to delivering innovation, profitable growth, increased shareholder value, and a stronger Company for the future. The Board and I firmly and unanimously believe Jim is the best person to continue delivering on those commitments."

"Paul LaViolette has served this Company with passion and enthusiasm for almost 15 years, and as a friend and colleague I want to thank him for all he has done," added Nicholas.

"The Board of Directors continues to be very satisfied with Jim's effective and skillful leadership of Boston Scientific," said Warren B. Rudman, Director and Chairman of the Executive Compensation and Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors. "All of us on the Board believe Jim remaining CEO is in the best interest of the Company, its employees, customers, patients and shareholders. We look forward to Boston Scientific realizing its full potential under Jim's leadership, and to its ongoing role as a global leader in the medical device industry."

"In the nine years I have had the honor of leading Boston Scientific, we have accomplished a great deal and made remarkable progress, but there is more to do," said Tobin. "Across the organization, our accomplishments are the result of thousands of people around the world who every day advance our mission of helping clinicians improve patients' lives through medical technology. Nowhere is the promise of medical technology greater than in CRM. For the past two years, I have had the pleasure of working directly with our talented and dedicated CRM team to rebuild that organization and make it world class again. During this time, the contribu
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