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Medtronic Responds to Flooding in Colorado

Medtronic, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS - September 18, 2013 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today that it has pledged $25,000 through Medtronic Philanthropy to support flooding relief efforts in Larimer and Boulder Counties, Colorado.

The $25,000 will be directed to the Colorado American Red Cross to provide basic needs for displaced residents and to support recovery efforts.

Medtronic employees in the affected area also are being offered paid leave to volunteer assisting with relief efforts, and the company will match employee donations to organizations helping with the local response.  Medtronic's Surgical Technologies business employs more than 400 people in Louisville, Colo.

About Medtronic Philanthropy
Medtronic Philanthropy focuses on expanding access to quality chronic disease care among underserved populations worldwide, in addition to supporting health initiatives in communities where Medtronic employees live and give.

About Medtronic Medtronic, Inc. (, headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology - alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people worldwide. 



Rich Fischer
Medtronic Philanthropy