ABIOMED, Inc.
Oct 30, 2012
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Abiomed Reschedules Its Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call Due to Hurricane Sandy

Company to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on Thursday, November 1

DANVERS, Mass., Oct. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In response to the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast and the related close of the trading markets, Abiomed, Inc. (Nasdaq:ABMD) announced that it will reschedule its second quarter fiscal 2013 earnings release and conference call.

The call, originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, will now be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. ET. Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Robert L. Bowen, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Susan V. Lisa, Senior Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Development, will host the conference call.

To listen to the call live, please tune into the webcast via http://investor.abiomed.com or dial (866) 628-3070; the international number is (224) 357-2384. A replay of this conference call will be available beginning at 11 a.m. ET on November 1, 2012 through 11:59 p.m. ET on November 7, 2012. The replay phone number is (855) 859-2056; the international number is (404) 537-3406. The replay access code is 50239953.

ABOUT ABIOMED

Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Abiomed, Inc., is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support. Our products are designed to enable the heart to rest by improving blood flow and/or performing the pumping of the heart. For additional information please visit: www.abiomed.com.

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding expected patient outcomes, development of Abiomed's existing and new products, the Company's progress toward commercial growth, and future opportunities and expected regulatory approvals. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements based upon a number of factors, including uncertainties associated with development, testing and related regulatory approvals, including anticipated future losses, complex manufacturing, high quality requirements, dependence on limited sources of supply, competition, technological change, government regulation, future capital needs and uncertainty of additional financing, and other risks and challenges detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report filed on Form 10-K and most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Susie Lisa
         Senior Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Development
         978-646-1590
         ir@abiomed.com

         Aimee Maillett
         Corporate Communications Manager
         978-646-1553
         amaillett@abiomed.com