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Photo Release -- Nasdaq Welcomes Sientra Inc. (Nasdaq: SIEN) to The Nasdaq Stock Market

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of Sientra Inc. (Nasdaq:SIEN), a medical aesthetics company, commenced on The Nasdaq Stock Market on October 29, 2014.

Sientra Inc. (Nasdaq:SIEN), a medical aesthetics company founded to provide greater choice to board-certified plastic surgeons and patients in need of medical aesthetics products, opened for trading on The NASDAQ Stock Market on October 29, 2014


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Sientra, Inc. (the "Company") is a medical aesthetics company committed to making a difference in patients' lives by enhancing their body image, growing their self-esteem and restoring their confidence. Sientra was founded to provide greater choice to board-certified plastic surgeons and patients in need of medical aesthetics products. The Company has developed a broad portfolio of products with technologically differentiated characteristics, supported by independent laboratory testing and strong clinical trial outcomes. The Company sells its breast implants and breast tissue expanders exclusively to board-certified and board-admissible plastic surgeons and tailors its customer service offerings to their specific needs. The Company also offers a range of other aesthetics and specialty products.

"Sientra is filling a need in the medical aesthetics field by offering more options to patients," said Nelson Griggs, Executive Vice President, Listing Services, Nasdaq. "Sientra exemplifies the innovative nature of Nasdaq-listed companies and we are pleased to welcome them to the Nasdaq family."

By listing with Nasdaq, Sientra joins many of the world's largest and most revolutionary companies. Nasdaq has been the exchange of choice to 92 percent of healthcare companies listed in the U.S. markets.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.