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LivaNova Announces Publication of Prospectus

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS AN ADVERTISEMENT AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A PROSPECTUS OR A PROSPECTUS EQUIVALENT DOCUMENT. NOTHING HEREIN SHALL CONSTITUTE AN OFFERING OF THE SHARES OF LIVANOVA PLC. ANY DECISION TO PURCHASE OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRE, SELL OR DISPOSE OF ANY SHARES OF LIVANOVA PLC MUST BE MADE ONLY ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN AND INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THE PROSPECTUS ONCE PUBLISHED.

LONDON, Oct. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LivaNova PLC (the "Company" or "LivaNova"), the UK public limited company which, effective as of October 19, 2015, will be the holding company for the combined businesses of Sorin S.p.A. ("Sorin") and Cyberonics Inc. ("Cyberonics"), is pleased to announce that the UK Listing Authority has approved the prospectus dated October 12, 2015 (the "Prospectus") in connection with the listing of its ordinary shares on the standard segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority.

The Prospectus will be available on the Sorin and Cyberonics websites.

An electronic copy of the Prospectus will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

Safe harbor statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including "may," "believe," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "plan," "intend," "forecast," or other similar words. Statements contained in this press release are based on information presently available to Cyberonics, Sorin and LivaNova and assumptions that the parties believe to be reasonable. Cyberonics, Sorin and LivaNova are not assuming any duty to update this information if those facts change or if the assumptions are no longer believed to be reasonable. Investors are cautioned that all such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, statements concerning conducting our special meeting of stockholders and closing the proposed merger transactions involving Cyberonics, Sorin and LivaNova. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: the failure to obtain applicable regulatory or shareholder approvals in a timely manner or otherwise, or the requirement to accept conditions that could reduce the anticipated benefits of the proposed transactions as a condition to obtaining regulatory approvals; the failure to satisfy other closing conditions to the proposed transactions; the length of time necessary to consummate the proposed transactions, which may be longer than anticipated for various reasons; risks that the new businesses will not be integrated successfully or that the combined companies will not realize estimated cost savings, value of certain tax assets, synergies and growth, or that such benefits may take longer to realize than expected; the inability of Cyberonics, Sorin and LivaNova to meet expectations regarding the timing, completion and accounting and tax treatments with respect to the proposed transactions; risks relating to unanticipated costs of integration, including operating costs, customer loss or business disruption being greater than expected; reductions in customer spending, a slowdown in customer payments and changes in customer demand for products and services; unanticipated changes relating to competitive factors in the industries in which the companies operate; the ability to hire and retain key personnel; the potential impact of announcement or consummation of the proposed transactions on relationships with third parties, including customers, employees and competitors; the ability to attract new customers and retain existing customers in the manner anticipated; reliance on and integration of information technology systems; changes in legislation or governmental regulations affecting the companies; international, national or local economic, social or political conditions that could adversely affect the companies or their customers; conditions in the credit markets; risks to the industries in which Cyberonics, Sorin and LivaNova operate that are described in the "Risk Factors" section of the Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC by Cyberonics and LivaNova and the analogous section from Sorin's annual reports and other documents filed from time to time with the Italian financial market regulator (CONSOB) by Sorin; risks associated with assumptions the parties make in connection with the parties' critical accounting estimates and legal proceedings; the parties' international operations, which are subject to the risks of currency fluctuations and foreign exchange controls; and the potential of international unrest, economic downturn or effects of currencies, tax assessments, tax adjustments, anticipated tax rates, raw material costs or availability, benefit or retirement plan costs, or other regulatory compliance costs. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect the parties' businesses, including those described in Cyberonics' Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended from time to time, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC by Cyberonics and LivaNova and those described in Sorin's annual reports, registration documents and other documents filed from time to time with CONSOB by Sorin. Nothing in this press release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that earnings per Sorin share or Cyberonics share for the current or any future financial years or those of the combined group, will necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings per Sorin share or Cyberonics share, as applicable. None of Cyberonics, Sorin and LivaNova gives any assurance (1) that any of Cyberonics, Sorin or LivaNova will achieve its expectations, or (2) concerning any result or the timing thereof, in each case, with respect to any regulatory action, administrative proceedings, government investigations, litigation, warning letters, consent decree, cost reductions, business strategies, earnings or revenue trends or future financial results.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact: For Cyberonics: Investors Greg Browne Chief Financial Officer Cyberonics, Inc. Tel: +(1) 281-228-7262 e-mail: ir@cyberonics.com For Sorin Group: Investors Demetrio Mauro Chief Financial Officer Sorin Group Tel: +39 02 69969 512 e-mail: investor.relations@sorin.com Francesca Rambaudi Director, Investor Relations Sorin Group Tel: +39 02 69969716 e-mail: investor.relations@sorin.com Media Gabriele Mazzoletti Director, Corporate Communications Sorin Group Tel: +39 02 69 96 97 85 Mobile: +39 348 979 22 01 e-mail: corporate.communications@sorin.com Kal Goldberg Finsbury (New York) Tel: +(1) 646-805-2000 e-mail: kal.goldberg@finsbury.com Edward Simpkins Finsbury (London) Tel: +44 7958 421 519 e-mail: edward.simpkins@finsbury.comSource:LivaNova PLC