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The Cooper Companies Appoints Brian Andrews to Treasurer

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PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) today announced the appointment of Brian Andrews to Treasurer, effective January 1, 2013. In this position, he will be responsible for leading the Company's Treasury function including capital market activities, global treasury operations and liquidity management.

Mr. Andrews has served as Assistant Treasurer since April 2006. Prior to joining The Cooper Companies, Andrews worked for Keybanc Capital Markets in Corporate and Investment Banking for five years and for ING Barings in Investment Banking for one year. Andrews graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Columbia University.

About The Cooper Companies

The Cooper Companies, Inc. ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE Euronext (NYSE:COO). Cooper is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company™ with a focus on delivering shareholder value. Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to crafting a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical focuses on supplying women's health clinicians with market leading products and treatment options to improve the delivery of healthcare to women. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, Cooper has over 7,500 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.

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CONTACT: Kim Duncan Senior Director, Investor Relations ir@cooperco.com 925-460-3663

Source:The Cooper Companies, Inc.