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ST. JUDE MEDICAL ANNOUNCES NEW VICE PRESIDENT - TECHNOLOGY

 ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Jude Medical, Inc.(NASDAQ-NMS: STJM) announced today that Bruce D. Ward has been appointed vice president-Technology of the St. Jude Medical Division. Ward will be responsible for the research and development function and will report to Eric W. Sivertson, president of the division.
 Ward comes to St. Jude Medical from Pfizer, Inc. where he served as vice president, Technology Development - Hospital Products Group. Previously he was vice president, Business Development - Hospital Products Group for American Hospital Supply Corp.(Baxter Healthcare Corporation). His educational background includes a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona as well as an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Keller Graduate School in Chicago.
 Sivertson stated, "Through senior level assignments at major medical product companies, Bruce has developed the product, leadership and management skills necessary to lead our technology function into the future. I believe he will be an excellent addition to our management team."
 St. Jude Medical, Inc. is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of the world's leading mechanical heart valve. With over 480,000 heart valve implantations, St. Jude Medical serves physicians worldwide with the highest quality products for cardiovascular care.
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 /CONTACT: Paul Vetter, assistant treasurer, 612-481-7791, or Steve Wilson, V.P. Finance & CFO, 612-481-7542, both of St. Jude Medical/
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