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HERBERT M. DWIGHT ELECTED TO LASERSCOPE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 HERBERT M. DWIGHT ELECTED TO LASERSCOPE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Laserscope (NASDAQ: LSCP) today announced the appointment of Herbert M. Dwight to its board of directors.
 Dwight, current chairman, president and CEO of Optical Coating Laboratory Inc. was a co-founder and served as chairman and CEO of Spectra-Physics Inc., a leading international manufacturer of laser systems for scientific, industrial and medical uses.
 In making the announcement, Rodney Perkins, Laserscope chairman and CEO, said, "We are delighted to have Herb on the Laserscope Board. He has an outstanding reputation and track record in the laser, electro-optics and electronics fields. He brings to Laserscope a strong background in advanced technology and international business development."
 After holding various engineering positions with Hewlett-Packard and Varian Associates, Dwight co-founded Spectra-Physics in 1961, serving as chairman and CEO from 1967-1988. From 1988 until joining Optical Coating Laboratory in August 1991, he was chairman and CEO of Superconductor Technologies Inc., a developer of high-temperature superconductors.
 A member of the board of trustees of Stanford University, Dwight is presently on the board of directors at Applied Materials Inc., Applied Magnetics Corp., and Trans Ocean Limited. He is a past chairman of the American Electronics Association.
 Laserscope, a leading provider of innovative and minimally- invasive surgical systems, designs and markets an advanced line of KTP/532(TM) and KTP/YAG(TM) surgical laser systems, surgical delivery devices and disposables. It markets its products to hospitals and outpatient surgical centers in the United States and United Kingdom through its own direct sales force and through distributor arrangements in Europe, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore and Japan.
 For more information and photographs of Dwight, contact: Media, Steve Dunn at 213-937-4000 or Rick Wood at 408-943-0636. Financial, Alfred Merriweather, 408-943-0636.
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 /CONTACT: Steve Dunn of Halsted Communications, 213-937-4000, for Laserscope; or Rick Wood (media) or Alfred Merriweather (financial), both of Laserscope, 408-943-0636/
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