CONMED Announces the Passing of Its Founder, Eugene R. Corasanti

Monday, March 9, 2015

It is with great sadness thatCONMED Corporation (Nasdaq:CNMD) announces the passing of its founder,Eugene R. Corasanti. Gene founded the Company in 1970 and served as Chairman of the Board since its incorporation through February of 2014. Gene also served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from its founding through December 31, 2006.

Mark Tryniski, Chairman of the Board, stated, “No words can adequately express our sadness at Gene’s passing. Through Gene’s entrepreneurial spirit and leadership, CONMED grew from a small operation in Utica, New York to a publicly-traded company, with employees, customers and relationships around the globe. We are honored to have had the opportunity to work with him and will honor his memory by continuing to build the Company he loved so much. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, Connie, and the rest of Gene’s family.”

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