Medtronic, Inc. : Medtronic Announces Public Offering of Senior Notes

    Medtronic, Inc. : Medtronic Announces Public Offering of Senior Notes

Medtronic, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS -- March 19, 2013 -- Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) today announced a
registered offering of $1.0 billion of its 1.375% Senior Notes due 2018, $1.25
billion of its 2.750% Senior Notes due 2023 and $750 million of its 4.000%
Senior Notes due 2043 (collectively, the "Notes"). The closing of the
offering is expected to occur on March 26, 2013, subject to satisfaction of
customary closing conditions. Medtronic intends to use the net proceeds for
working capital and general corporate purposes, which may include repayment of
its indebtedness.

The Notes will be unsecured obligations of Medtronic and will rank equally
with all of Medtronic's existing and future unsubordinated unsecured debt and
senior to all of Medtronic's subordinated debt.

This press release is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to
buy nor shall there be any sale of such Notes in any jurisdiction in which
such offer, solicitation or sale would not be permitted. The offering of these
securities is being made only by means of a base prospectus dated March 6,
2012, which is part of a registration statement that Medtronic filed with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") utilizing a "shelf"
registration process, as supplemented by a prospectus supplement dated March
19, 2013 (collectively, the "Prospectus"). Copies of the Prospectus may be
obtained from Medtronic Inc. at 710 Medtronic Pkwy NE LC-480, Minneapolis, MN
55432, Attn: Investor Relations Department, (763) 505-2692. The Prospectus is
also available to the public through the Internet at the SEC's website at

Medtronic, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical
technology -- alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for
millions of people around the world.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the expected
closing date of our offering of the Notes, our intended use of proceeds and
anticipated use of our shelf registration statement, which are subject to
risks and uncertainties, such as our ability to market and sell the Notes, our
continued eligibility to use the shelf registration statement, general
economic conditions and other risks and uncertainties described in Medtronic's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ
materially from anticipated results. Medtronic does not undertake to update
its forward-looking statements.

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Cindy Resman
Public Relations

Jeff Warren
Investor Relations


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