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Medtronic Pledges Over $250,000 to Haiti Earthquake Relief

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January 15, 2009 -- Minneapolis -- Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today that it has pledged $150,000 through the Medtronic Foundation to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. The Foundation will match employee donations up to $50,000, with matching funds directed to Partners in Health. An additional $100,000 grant will be directed to the rebuilding of community health clinics in Haiti. Employees worldwide also are offered five days of paid leave to assist in recovery efforts.

Today’s donations are in addition to an existing five-year, $500,000 grant to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies disaster relief fund, which ensures that immediate financial support is available for response to emergencies.

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 around the world. The Medtronic Foundation is committed to improving the health of people and communities. Its grant making is focused in three areas: health, education and community.

Source: Medtronic, Inc. (press release originally titled "Medtronic Response to Haiti Earthquake"