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EVEREST MEDICAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS

 MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: EVMD) announced today that it has named two new members to the board of directors. The new members are Nik Nikolaev, chairman and CEO of Orthomet, Inc. of Minneapolis, and Judy Lindstrom, president of MicroAire(R) Surgical Instruments of Valencia, Calif.
 Nikolaev has extensive executive experience in the surgical device industry, and is currently the chairman and CEO of Orthomet, Inc. Earlier he was executive vice president of DePuy, Inc., and president of Protek, Inc.
 Lindstrom began her career as a surgical nurse in Laos and Vietnam, and then entered the surgical device market in sales. She has extensive executive management experience and a strong background in electrosurgery. Prior to joining MicroAire, she was general manager of V. Mueller, a division of Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
 In addition to the new members, the board now consists of Donald Brattain of Brattain and Associates, Gary Peterson of Peterson-Spencer Company and Michael Hollenhorst chairman and CEO of Everest Medical. Brian Jacobs attends meetings as a representative of the St. Paul Companies, the company's largest shareholder.
 In commenting on the new members, Hollenhorst said, "We have now completed our objective of bringing several strong outside directors to our company. Both new members have a wealth of experience, and have already begun to help us develop more effective plans for the future."
 Everest Medical designs, manufactures and markets products for the minimally invasive surgical markets of laparoscopic surgery and gastrointestinal endoscopy.
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 /CONTACT: Michael J. Hollenhorst of Everest Medical, 612-473-6262/
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