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Spectranetics Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Spectranetics Corporation (Nasdaq:SPNC) reported today that Guy Childs, Chief Financial Officer, has announced his plan to transition from his current role. Mr. Childs will continue to serve as the Company's Chief Financial Officer until his replacement has been hired. Following the transition, Mr. Childs will continue to serve as an officer of the Company in a Vice President role that will include treasury, investor relations and financial planning.

"On behalf of Spectranetics and our shareholders, I want to thank Guy for his outstanding leadership and guidance in his role as Chief Financial Officer, in which he has served since January 2003," said Scott Drake, President and CEO, Spectranetics. "I look forward to continuing our partnership as we expand our internal corporate capabilities. Our team, customers and investors will benefit from Guy's commitment to excellence and driving Spectranetics value in his important strategic role following the transition."

"I am invigorated to remain with the leadership team in a key role that will leverage my strengths, provide continuity, and enable new, world-class talent to join our team during this exciting time. I have great confidence in Spectranetics' growth trajectory and look forward to capitalizing on our transformational opportunities," stated Guy Childs, Chief Financial Officer.

About Spectranetics

SPNC develops, manufactures, markets and distributes single-use medical devices used in minimally invasive procedures within the cardiovascular system. The Company's products are sold in over 65 countries and are used to treat arterial blockages in the heart and legs and in the removal of pacemaker and defibrillator leads.

Spectranetics recently acquired AngioScore Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of cardiovascular, specialty scoring balloons and the Stellarex drug-coated balloon platform from Covidien.

The Company's Vascular Intervention (VI) products include a range of laser catheters for ablation of blockages in arteries above and below the knee as well as the AngioSculpt® scoring balloon used in both peripheral and coronary procedures and the Stellarex drug-coated balloon platform. The Company also markets support catheters to facilitate crossing of peripheral and coronary arterial blockages, and retrograde access and guidewire retrieval devices used in the treatment of peripheral arterial blockages, including chronic total occlusions. The Company markets aspiration and cardiac laser catheters to treat blockages in the heart.

The Lead Management (LM) product line includes excimer laser sheaths, dilator sheaths, mechanical sheaths and accessories for the removal of pacemaker and defibrillator cardiac leads.

For more information, visit www.spectranetics.com.

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CONTACT: The Spectranetics Corporation Guy Childs, Chief Financial Officer (719) 633-8333 guy.childs@spnc.com Westwicke Partners Lynn Pieper (415) 202-5678 lynn.pieper@westwicke.comSource:The Spectranetics Corporation