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Spectranetics Names Stacy McMahan Chief Financial Officer

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNC) today announced that Stacy McMahan has been named Chief Financial Officer, effective September 28, 2015. In this role, Ms. McMahan will report directly to Scott Drake, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. McMahan has more than 25 years of finance leadership experience, including Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance with responsibility for global, treasury, tax, internal audit, and decision support groups of high-profile public companies. Ms. McMahan currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Prior to joining MSA, Ms. McMahan was employed by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., where she served as Vice President of Finance, Customer Channels Group. Prior to that, she spent six years with Johnson & Johnson as Vice President of Finance, and 16 years with Eli Lilly, where she served in several significant roles across many countries.

"Stacy is a proven executive with world-class finance, operations, and business development experience," said Drake. "In addition to her financial background and prior experience with large, publicly held companies, Stacy brings a deep understanding of the medical device industry to this critical role. Her skills and leadership will help us capitalize on the transformational opportunities ahead. I am confident that, with the benefit of Guy Childs' continued contribution and leadership, there will be a seamless transition as we execute our strategic plan," said Scott Drake, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. McMahan stated, "I am thrilled to join Spectranetics. The strategic growth opportunities for the company are compelling, and the mission of saving limbs and lives has never been more important. I look forward to being an integral part of the team at Spectranetics and helping to drive further success for the company."

Ms. McMahan earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in finance from Oklahoma State University and a Master's of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

About Spectranetics

The Spectranetics Corporation develops, manufactures, markets and distributes 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.

The Company's Vascular Intervention (VI) products include a range of laser catheters for ablation of blockages in arteries above and below the knee, the AngioSculpt® scoring balloon used in both peripheral and coronary procedures, and the Stellarex drug-coated balloon peripheral angioplasty platform, which received European CE mark approval in December 2014. 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: COMPANY CONTACT The Spectranetics Corporation Guy Childs, Chief Financial Officer (719) 633-8333 INVESTOR CONTACT Westwicke Partners Lynn Pieper (415) 202-5678 lynn.pieper@westwicke.comSource:The Spectranetics Corporation