Merit Medical Announces Appointment of New Independent Director

Merit Medical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, announced today that it has appointed F. Ann Millner to serve as an independent director of the Company.  Millner will serve on the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Millner is a Regents Professor in Health Administrative Services and past President at Weber State University.  She represents District 18 in the Utah State Senate and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at Intermountain Health Care.  Millner received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree from Southwest Texas State University and an Ed.D. from Brigham Young University.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Millner join our Board,” said Fred P. Lampropoulos, Merit’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  “Her vast experience in strategic planning at the university and community levels as well as her expertise in health care policy will provide valuable insight.”

ABOUT MERIT

Founded in 1987, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy. Merit serves client hospitals worldwide with a domestic and international sales force totaling approximately 200 individuals. Merit employs approximately 3,300 people worldwide, with facilities in South Jordan, Utah; Pearland, Texas, Richmond, Virginia; Malvern, Pennsylvania; Maastricht and Venlo, The Netherlands; Paris, France; Galway, Ireland; Beijing, China; and Rockland, Massachusetts.