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 News Release - February 8, 2008

Cook Medical Names Phil Nowell Global Director, Aortic Intervention

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Phil Nowell, who has served as national sales director of Cook Medical’s Aortic Intervention strategic business unit since 2004, has been promoted to global director of that division, Cook Medical Vice President Pete Yonkman announced today.

“Phil has proven himself a tireless proponent of Cook’s Zenith technology for aortic intervention and a valued executive capable of directing the global operations of one of our largest and fastest-growing divisions to an even higher level of success in the future,” Yonkman said. “I am very pleased to promote him to global director, and have the utmost confidence in his ability to support our long-term sales and marketing initiatives for this vital strategic business unit.”

“As global director of Cook Medical’s Aortic Intervention unit, my goal will be to continue to support the outstanding effort put forth by everyone in this division that has led to Cook’s Zenith AAA endograft becoming the number one selling device of its kind in the world,” Nowell said of his promotion. “It takes a team of exceptionally talented, dedicated people to make that happen, and our future efforts will focus on further refining this revolutionary medical technology to bring the benefits of endovascular aortic repair to patients who currently do not have access to its proven benefits.”

About Cook Medical

Cook Medical was one of the first companies to introduce interventional devices in the United States. Today, the company integrates device design, biopharma, gene and cell therapy and biotech to enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes in the fields of aortic intervention; cardiology; critical care medicine; gastroenterology; radiology, peripheral vascular, bone access and oncology; surgery and soft tissue repair; urology; and assisted reproductive technology, gynecology and high-risk obstetrics. Cook won the prestigious Medical Device Manufacturer of the Year Award from Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine. For more information, visit

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