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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SALES GROWTH FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR 1993

 WATERTOWN, Mass., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that net sales for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 1993 increased 20% to $101.1 million as compared to $84.3 million in the fourth quarter of 1992.
 Net sales for the year 1993 increased 21% to $380 million as compared to $315 million in 1992. U.S. revenues increased 22% to $316 million while international revenues grew 12% to $64 million.
 Pete Nicholas, co-chairman and chief executive officer, said, "Business during the fourth quarter in general showed a strengthening when compared to the third quarter. Record sales were achieved in each of our primary markets and our international growth rate improved.
 "Considering the challenging health care environment during 1993, we are pleased with our growth for the year. And while a great deal of uncertainty remains with regard to future changes within the health care industry, we believe that Boston Scientific is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities for growth that will exist in the markets we serve."
 The company plans to announce audited financial results for 1993 in February.
 Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, radiology, urology, and vascular surgery.
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 /CONTACT: Larry Best of Boston Scientific, 617-972-4450/
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