Press Release

Covidien to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Conference

MANSFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 9, 2012-- Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference in Las Vegas, NV, on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Bryan Hanson, Group President, Surgical Solutions, will represent the Company in a session scheduled at 8:00 p.m. ET.

A live audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed at Covidien’s Investor Relations website: http://investor.covidien.com.

ABOUT COVIDIEN

Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading product lines in three segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies. With 2011 revenue of $11.6 billion, Covidien has 41,000 employees worldwide in more than 65 countries, and its products are sold in over 140 countries. Please visit www.covidien.com to learn more about our business.

Source: Covidien

Covidien
Eric Kraus, 508-261-8305
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
eric.kraus@covidien.com
or
Coleman Lannum, CFA, 508-452-4343
Vice President
Investor Relations
cole.lannum@covidien.com
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Bruce Farmer, 508-452-4372
Vice President
Public Relations
bruce.farmer@covidien.com
or
Todd Carpenter, 508-452-4363
Director
Investor Relations
todd.carpenter@covidien.com

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