AngioDynamics Names Howard W. Donnelly Chairman of the Board of Directors

ALBANY, N.Y., April 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AngioDynamics (Nasdaq:ANGO), a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, today announced Howard W. Donnelly, 52, has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Mr. Donnelly joined the AngioDynamics Board of Directors in March 2004 and is the President of Concert Medical LLC, a manufacturer of interventional medical devices. In addition, Mr. Donnelly is President and Chief Executive Officer of HydroCision Inc., a medical device manufacturer focused on the spine market. From 1999 to 2002, he was President of Level 1 Inc., a medical device manufacturer and a subsidiary of Smiths Group. From 1990-99, Mr. Donnelly was employed at Pfizer Inc., with his last position being Vice President, Business Planning and Development, for Pfizer's Medical Technology Group from 1997-99.

"I am delighted the other Board members have entrusted me to become AngioDynamics' next Chairman," said Howard Donnelly, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "We have made significant progress commercializing innovative and disruptive products, such as the AngioVac Cannula and Circuit, our BioFlo platform and the Acculis microwave system, driving four quarters of improved sales results and positioning us for continued success."

"Howard's medical device expertise and leadership since joining the Board in 2004 are invaluable, and I look forward to continue working with him and the rest of the Board to ensure we execute our business plan," added Joseph DeVivo, AngioDynamics' President and Chief Executive Officer.

About AngioDynamics

AngioDynamics Inc. is a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices used by professional healthcare providers for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology. AngioDynamics' diverse product lines include market-leading ablation systems, fluid management systems, vascular access products, angiographic products and accessories, angioplasty products, drainage products, thrombolytic products and venous products. More information is available at www.AngioDynamics.com.

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