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 News Release - October 15, 2008

VertiFlex(R) Announces Mike E. Hughes as Vice President, International Sales

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Vertiflex®, Inc., a privately held spinal medical device company specializing in the development of percutaneous, minimally invasive, and motion preservation technologies for disorders of the spine, announced today the addition of Michel E. Hughes as Vice President, International Sales. Mr. Hughes will manage the international sales and distribution for the company.

Mr. Hughes brings to Vertiflex® over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. For the past 15 years he held senior management positions in Biomet, previously Interpore Cross, serving as Vice President of Western US Sales and International. Mr. Hughes led the development and expansion of the international marketplace for Interpore Cross.

“Mike will continue to drive the international distribution for Vertiflex® while expanding further markets such as Europe, South America, and Asia Pacific. Vertiflex® has experienced significant success in the international markets. The Superion™ Interspinous Spacer has seen tremendous adoption rates in seven different countries along with the Dynabolt™ Dynamic Stabilization System and the Silverbolt™ MIS Screw System. Mike is a valuable addition to the Vertiflex® team,” said Earl Fender, President and CEO.

About Vertiflex

Founded in 2005, Vertiflex®, Inc. is a privately held venture-backed medical device company headquartered in San Clemente, California and operating both in the U.S. and globally. The company is dedicated to the development and advancement of percutaneous, minimally invasive, and motion preservation technologies for disorders of the spine. Vertiflex® is committed to delivering advanced products that transform patient outcomes, and offers a full compliment of solutions. These include the Silverbolt™ Percutaneous Posterior Fixation System, which allows for multi-level percutaneous, minimally invasive or mini-open screw fixation, the Octane™ Product Family of Interbody Implants and the Oracle® Expandable Retractor. Vertiflex's product line also includes the Dynabolt™ Dynamic Stabilization System, a pedicle screw-based motion system delivered percutaneously through the Silverbolt™ System, and the Superion™ Interspinous Spacer. These motion preservation product offerings allow for an array of solutions for multiple indications. The Superion™ Interspinous Spacer is currently under clinical investigation in the U.S.

Source: VertiFlex

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