The Cooper Companies Set Annual Meeting and Stockholder Record Dates

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) today announced that it will hold its next annual meeting of stockholders on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 9:00 A.M.  Stockholders of record as of the close of business on January 28, 2011 will be eligible to vote on matters presented in the Company's proxy statement, including electing its slate of directors. The Company plans to mail its proxy statement on or about February 7, 2011.

ABOUT THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC.

The Cooper Companies, Inc. () is a global medical products company that serves the specialty healthcare market through its CooperVision and CooperSurgical business units. Corporate offices are in Pleasanton, CA.

CooperVision (www.coopervision.com) develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of contact lenses for the worldwide vision correction market. Dedicated to enhancing the contact lens experience for practitioners and patients, CooperVision specializes in lenses for astigmatism, presbyopia and ocular dryness. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, it manufactures in: Hamble and Hampshire, UK; Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico; and Scottsville, NY. 

CooperSurgical (www.coopersurgical.com) develops, manufactures and markets medical devices, diagnostic products and surgical instruments and accessories used primarily by gynecologists and obstetricians. CooperSurgical is a leader in the U.S. Ob-Gyn market, and its major manufacturing and distribution facilities are located in Trumbull, CT; Pasadena, CA; and Stafford, TX.

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CONTACT: The Cooper Companies, Inc. Kim Duncan, Director, Investor Relations 925-460-3600 Fax: 925-460-3648 ir@coopercompanies.com www.coopercos.com 6140 Stoneridge Mall Road Suite 590 Pleasanton, CA 94588