Medtronic, Inc. : Medtronic Elects Scott C. Donnelly to the Board of Directors

Medtronic, Inc. : Medtronic Elects Scott C. Donnelly to the Board of Directors

Medtronic, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS - April 24, 2013 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced
that its Board of Directors unanimously elected Scott C. Donnelly, chairman
and CEO of Textron, Inc., a multi-industry company in the aircraft, defense,
automobile, industrial and finance businesses worldwide, to the Board as an
independent director, effective July 1, 2013.

Mr. Donnelly has been president and CEO of Textron since 2009 and chairman of
the Board of Directors since 2010, having previously served there since 2008
as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining
Textron, Mr. Donnelly held several roles at General Electric Company from 1989
to 2008, including president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation,
senior vice president and director of GE Global Research and vice president of
technology for GE Healthcare. Mr. Donnelly received a B.S. degree in
electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado at
Boulder, where he serves on its Engineering Advisory Committee.

"We are delighted to have Scott Donnelly join our Board of Directors. He has
broad experience across multiple industries on a global scale together with
deep technical expertise," said Omar Ishrak, Medtronic chairman and chief
executive officer. "I look forward to Scott's counsel as we execute on our
twin strategies of globalization and economic value for patients and health
systems around the world."

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

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

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