Press Release

Medtronic Foundation Donates $250,000 to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

MINNEAPOLIS – Nov. 5 – 2012 – Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today a grant of $250,000 from the Medtronic Foundation to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.  

Medtronic employees also are offered five days of paid leave to assist in recovery efforts. 

About the Medtronic Foundation
The Medtronic Foundation (
www.medtronicfoundation.org) is committed to improving the lives of people around the world living with chronic disease, with a majority of grant making committed to expanding access to quality healthcare among underserved populations.  In addition, grants support heath initiatives in communities where Medtronic employees live and give. 

About Medtronic
Medtronic, Inc. (
www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world.

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Medtronic Media Contacts:
Rich Fischer, Public Relations, 763-505-2975
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