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CARDIOPULMONICS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO

 SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioPulmonics Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: CRDS) today announced the appointment of William G. Mavity as president and chief executive officer. Mavity was also named a director of the company.
 Sherman J. Muller, a director of the company, said "We're delighted to announce the appointment of a highly qualified executive to lead the company into the future. We are very excited about the experience and insight Bill brings to CardioPulmonics."
 Mavity has over 20 years of management experience with 3M Co., the last 10 years of which were in 3M's health care businesses. His positions with 3M included General Manager of its Sarns subsidiary, where he had profit and loss responsibility for an over $50 million worldwide cardiovascular business. In this capacity, Mavity directed a 400+ employee organization with five cardiovascular product lines. Most recently, Mavity served as the Operations Director of 3M's Medical Device Division, which includes both cardiovascular and critical care business units.
 Herbert G. Taus, who has been serving as the company's interim president and chief executive officer, will continue to serve on the board of directors. George M. Sims, who resigned as president and chief executive officer of the company in January 1993 for personal reasons, has submitted his resignation as a member of the board of directors.
 CardioPulmonics Inc. manufactures the IVOX(R) device (Intravascular Oxygenator) that is being studied under an IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) from the FDA.
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