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 News Release - June 4, 2007

Mentor Announces Retirement of Board Member

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Mentor Corporation (NYSE:MNT ), a leading supplier of medical products in the United States and internationally, today announced the retirement of Michael Nakonechny, a long standing independent director of the company. Mr. Nakonechny joined Mentor's Board of Directors in June of 1980 and has served on both the audit and compensation committees over the years.

"Mike Nakonechny's guidance and counsel contributed to the Company's superior operating performance and significant value creation for our shareholders," commented Joshua H. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Mike's long standing service to the Company helped shape our achievements as a leader in the markets that we serve," commented Joseph E. Whitters, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mentor Corporation.

With the retirement of Mr. Nakonechny, Mentor's Board of Directors currently has seven members, with six members serving as independent directors.

About Mentor Corporation

Founded in 1969, Mentor Corporation is a leading supplier of medical products for the global aesthetic market. The Company develops, manufactures and markets innovative, science-based products for surgical and non-surgical medical procedures that allow patients to retain a more youthful appearance and improve personal well-being. The Company's website is

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