St. Jude Medical Announces Second Quarter Dividend

Board Declares Second Quarter Dividend of $0.21 Per Share

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a second quarter dividend of $0.21 per common share. This dividend amount is equal to the dividend paid during the first quarter of 2011 and brings the total dividend declared for the year to $0.42 per share. The dividend is payable July 29, 2011, to shareholders of record on June 30, 2011.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. Starks of St. Jude Medical commented on the announcement, “This quarter’s dividend reflects St. Jude Medical’s commitment to rewarding shareholders through value creation and demonstrates confidence in our growth potential, earnings power and future cash flow generation.”

About St. Jude Medical

St. Jude Medical develops medical technology and services that focus on putting more control into the hands of those who treat cardiac, neurological and chronic pain patients worldwide. The company is dedicated to advancing the practice of medicine by reducing risk wherever possible and contributing to successful outcomes for every patient. St. Jude Medical is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. and has four major focus areas that include: cardiac rhythm management, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular and neuromodulation. For more information, please visit sjm.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include the expectations, plans and prospects for the Company, including potential clinical successes, anticipated regulatory approvals and future product launches, and projected revenues, margins, earnings and market shares. The statements made by the Company are based upon management’s current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include market conditions and other factors beyond the Company’s control and the risk factors and other cautionary statements described in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including those described in the Risk Factors and Cautionary Statements sections of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2011 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 2, 2011. The Company does not intend to update these statements and undertakes no duty to any person to provide any such update under any circumstance.



CONTACT:

St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Investor Relations:
J.C. Weigelt, 651-756-4347
[email protected]

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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Technology  Data Management  Networks  Practice Management  Health  Biotechnology  Cardiology  Hospitals  Medical Devices  Medical Supplies  General Health  Physical Therapy

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