Rochester Medical Director Benson E. Smith to Retire from the Company's Board

Rochester Medical Director Benson E. Smith to Retire from the Company's Board

PR Newswire

STEWARTVILLE, Minn., Dec. 28, 2012

STEWARTVILLE, Minn., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rochester Medical
Corporation (NASADQ: ROCM) today announced that board member Benson E. Smith
has decided to retire from the Company's Board of Directors when his current
term expires on January 31, 2013. Mr. Smith is Chief Executive Officer of
Teleflex, Inc. (NYSE: TFX). His decision was related to prioritization of his


Commenting on the announcement Company CEO, Anthony J. Conway said, "Benson
has been a great asset to Rochester Medical for the past twelve years. His
knowledge of the marketplace and the medical device industry in general has
been invaluable to us. We will miss his support, hard work, and good natured
guidance. From me personally, and all of us at Rochester Medical Corporation:
Thank you, Benson. We wish you continued success."

Rochester Medical Corporation also announced today that to fill this vacancy
its Nominating Committee has nominated for election as a Director of the
Company, Mr. Richard W. Kramp.

Mr. Kramp served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Synovis
Life Technologies from January 2007 until February 2012 when Synovis was
acquired by Baxter International, Inc. Mr. Kramp had served as President of
Synovis since June 2006. From August 2004 to May 2006, he served as President
and Chief Operating Officer of the former Interventional Solutions division of
Synovis. Prior to joining Synovis, Mr. Kramp most recently served as the
President and Chief Operating Officer of Medical CV, Inc. From 1988 to 2003,
Mr. Kramp served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and then President
and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a director of ATS Medical, Inc. (now
part of Medtronic, Inc.). From 1978 to 1988, Mr. Kramp held sales and
marketing positions at St. Jude Medical, Inc., serving as Vice President of
Sales and Marketing from 1981 to 1988. Mr. Kramp's extensive experience in the
medical device industry, including as a chief executive officer of a publicly
traded company, will enable him to share meaningful perspectives regarding
strategic planning and growth initiatives.

About Rochester Medical Corporation

Rochester Medical Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets disposable
medical catheters and devices for urological and continence care
applications. The Company also sells certain ostomy and wound and scar care
products and other brands of urological products into the European

For further information, please contact Anthony J. Conway, President and Chief
Executive Officer or David A. Jonas, Chief Financial Officer of Rochester
Medical Corporation at (507) 533-9600 or Parice Halbert, CFA, at Westwicke
Partners (443) 213-0500. More information about Rochester Medical is
available on its website at

SOURCE Rochester Medical Corporation

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