Press Release

Medtronic Announces Date for 2012 Annual Meeting

Shareholders Invited to Attend Annual Meeting on Aug. 23, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS – June 1, 2012 – The board of directors of Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), announced that the company’s annual meeting of shareholders will be held at 10:30 a.m., Central Daylight Time, on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at Medtronic World Headquarters, located at 710 Medtronic Parkway, Minneapolis, Minn. Shareholders of record at the close of business on June 25, 2012, will be eligible to vote at the meeting.

About Medtronic
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the world’s leading medical technology company, alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for people with chronic disease.

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Medtronic Media Contacts:
Jeff Warren, Investor Relations, 763-505-2696
Amy von Walter, Public Relations, 763-505-3780

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