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Apr 28,2021

Dr. Paula A. Johnson Joins Abiomed Board of Directors

DANVERS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2021-- Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD) announces the appointment of Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, to the Abiomed Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Johnson will serve as a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee of the board. Following the appointment of Dr. Johnson, the board now comprises nine active directors.

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Dr. Paula A. Johnson joins the Abiomed Board of Directors (Photo: Business Wire)

Dr. Paula A. Johnson joins the Abiomed Board of Directors (Photo: Business Wire)

“Dr. Johnson is known internationally as a leading expert in healthcare, medical research and health policy, especially for her work advancing the health of women,” said Michael R. Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Abiomed. “She is a visionary physician-researcher who will provide sound guidance as Abiomed builds the field of heart and lung recovery, advances the standard of care and improves outcomes for patients.”

“Abiomed’s dedication to putting patients first and commitment to improving patient outcomes aligns closely with my own convictions,” said Dr. Johnson. “I’m looking forward to joining the board of directors and helping Abiomed bring advanced medical technology to even more patients around the world.”

Dr. Johnson is a cardiologist and the 14th president of Wellesley College. Previously, she was the founder and inaugural executive director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology and was chief of the Division of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where she led research dedicated to furthering knowledge of the biological differences between women and men when treating disease. She also served as a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Johnson is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. She has been recognized as a national leader in medicine by the National Library of Medicine, and has received numerous awards and honorary degrees for her contributions to science, medicine and public health. Dr. Johnson received her AB, MD and MPH degrees from Harvard University and trained in internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

“Dr. Johnson’s appointment reflects Abiomed’s commitment to ensuring that we have leading experts with a broad mix of skills and viewpoints on the board,” said Dorothy E. Puhy, Lead Independent Director of the Abiomed Board of Directors and former executive vice president, chief operating officer and assistant treasurer of Dana Farber Cancer Institute. “Her experience and perspective as a cardiologist, researcher and advocate for improving the health of women will be invaluable as Abiomed enters its next phase of growth.”

ABOUT ABIOMED

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

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Abiomed's periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results.

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding development of Abiomed's existing and new products, the company's progress toward commercial growth, and future opportunities and expected regulatory approvals. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be accompanied by such words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “target,” “should,” “likely,” “will” and other words and terms of similar meaning. The company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements based upon a number of factors, including, without limitation: the scope, scale and duration of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company’s dependence on Impella® products for all of its revenues; the company’s ability to successfully compete against its existing or potential competitors; the acceptance of the company’s products by cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists; long sales and training cycles associated with expansion into new hospital cardiac centers; reduced market acceptance of the company’s products due to lengthy clinician training process; the company’s ability to effectively manage its growth; the company’s ability to successfully commercialize its products; the company’s ability to obtain regulatory approvals and market and sell its products in certain jurisdictions; enforcement actions and product liability suits relating to off-label uses of the company’s products; unsuccessful clinical trials or procedures relating to products under development; the company’s ability to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements; the failure of third-party payers to provide reimbursement of the company’s products; the company’s ability to increase manufacturing capacity to support continued demand for its products; the company or its vendors’ failure to achieve and maintain high manufacturing standards; the failure of the company’s suppliers to provide the components the company requires; the company’s ability to expand its direct sales activities into international markets; the outcome of ongoing securities class action litigation relating to our public disclosures, the company’s ability to integrate acquired companies into its operations and other risks and challenges detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including the most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and the filings subsequently filed with or furnished to the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Unless otherwise required by law, 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.