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Taking surgical precision and technique beyond the limits of the human hand.
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INTUITIVE SURGICAL ANNOUNCES ANNUAL MEETING AND EXPECTED EXCHANGE RATIO IN CONNECTION
WITH PROPOSED MERGER WITH COMPUTER MOTION
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. June 9, 2003 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG), the leader in operative surgical robotics, today announced that both Intuitive Surgical and Computer Motion, Inc. have scheduled stockholder meetings for June 30, 2003 at 8 a.m., Pacific time, to approve the proposed merger of the companies. If the proposed merger is approved by the stockholders of both companies, the merger transaction is expected to close on June 30, 2003 upon conclusion of the stockholder meetings.
Based upon the anticipated June 30 closing date, current stock prices for Intuitive Surgical and Computer Motion, and the number of fully diluted shares outstanding of the companies, Intuitive Surgical expects that, in connection with the merger, each share of Computer Motion common stock will be converted into the right to receive approximately 0.515 shares of Intuitive Surgical common stock.
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achieve planned synergies; and other factors described in the Securities and Exchange Commission reports filed by Intuitive Surgical and Computer Motion, including their most recent filings on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Intuitive Surgical and Computer Motion undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.
In connection with Intuitive Surgicals proposed merger with Computer Motion, Intuitive Surgical has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF INTUITIVE SURGICAL AND COMPUTER MOTION ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND THE OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT INTUITIVE SURGICAL, COMPUTER MOTION AND THE PROPOSED MERGER. The registration statement and any other documents filed with the SEC by Intuitive Surgical or Computer Motion may be obtained free of charge at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Intuitive Surgical by directing a request to Intuitive Surgical, Inc., 950 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Attn: Sarah Norton. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Computer Motion by contacting Computer Motion, Inc., 130-B Cremona Drive, Goleta, CA 93117, Attn: Dan Tamkin. Investors and security holders are urged to read the joint proxy statement/prospectus before making any voting or investment decision with respect to the merger.