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Merit Medical: Anne-Marie Wright, Vice President, Corporate Communications Phone:

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

(801) 208-4167 e-mail:

awright@merit.com

Fax: (801) 253-1688

MERIT MEDICAL NAMES NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH-

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMSI),

a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy

, today announced that it has named Bernard Birkett its Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately

Birkett joined Merit in 1997 and has served as Merit’s Controller responsible for Europe, Middle East an d Africa (EMEA) since 2000 and as Merit’s Vice President of International Finance since 2010. He has been a leader in the development of Merit’s global business and has experience in management, operations and business development. Birkett is a certified accountant with a business degree from the National University of Ireland Galway and a Master’s degree in banking and finance from the University College Dublin’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business

School. He also completed a program in Strategic Leadership at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Birkett recently relocated to Salt Lake City from Galway, Ireland.

Birkett assumed his new position from Kent W. Stanger, who has served as Merit’s Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary since Merit’s founding in 1987. Stanger will continue to be employed by Merit on an interim basis, to support the transition, and will continue to serve on Merit’s Board of Directors.

“I would like to publicly thank Kent for his many years of dedicated service to Merit,” said Fred P. Lampropoulos, Merit’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Kent has been an integral force in

building this company from its beginning, and I have enjoyed working with him. I am also optimistic about the change and look forward to working with Bernard in his new role.”

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