The Edwards Lifesciences Fund to Grant Nearly $5 Million to

The Edwards Lifesciences Fund to Grant Nearly $5 Million to
Non-Profit Organizations in 2012 
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/12 --  Edwards Lifesciences
Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart
valves and hemodynamic monitoring, announced today that The Edwards
Lifesciences Fund is expected to grant nearly $5 million to
approximately 250 non-profit organizations around the world in 2012.
Grant recipients were recognized today at the Fund's Awards
Celebration of the 2012 grant cycle, held at Edwards' corporate
headquarters. Since the Fund's inception in 2004, approximately $25
million in grants have been distributed. 
"Helping people is a core part of Edwards' culture and we feel
fortunate to be able to support the charitable efforts of so many
outstanding non-profit organizations around the world," said Michael
A. Mussallem, Edwards Lifesciences' chairman and CEO. "The heart-felt
and impactful services that our philanthropic partners provide are
impressive and we are proud that their work also inspires our
employees to dedicate their time and resources to strengthen our
global communities." 
About Edwards Lifesciences and The Edwards Lifesciences Fund 
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart
valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help
patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative
technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical
care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives. In 2004,
the company established The Edwards Lifesciences Fund at the Vanguard
Charitable Endowment Program to support advancements in knowledge and
improvements in quality-of-life, focusing primarily upon
cardiovascular disease and the communities where its employees live
and work. The Fund's mission is fulfilled by making grants to
qualified charitable organizations. Additional information about the
company and its Fund can be found at  
Edwards, Edwards Lifesciences and the stylized E logo are trademarks
of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. 
Media Contact:  
Amanda C. Fowler
Investor Contact:  
David K. Erickson
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
One Edwards Way 
Irvine, CA USA 92614 
Phone: 949.250.2500 
Fax: 949.250.2525 
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