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June 28, 2005


New Position to Support Toshiba’s Rapid Growth in Cardiology 

TUSTIN, Calif., June 28, 2005 – Further supporting the company’s successful cardiology business, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. (TAMS) today announced the promotion of Robb Young to a newly created position, senior manager, Market Segment Cardiology CT.  The new position was created in response to Toshiba’s steady growth in the U.S. cardiac CT market, which has spurred expansion of the entire CT business unit in an effort to meet growing demand for new cardiac imaging technologies. 

According to Doug Ryan, director, CT business unit, Young will leverage his experience and knowledge of the CT business in an effort to further the company’s objectives for the cardiac segment.  “Robb was a natural choice for this position owing to his extensive experience and the successful launch of the AquilionTM CFX Series.  Robb will be integral to new product introductions and the future growth of our business unit moving forward.”

Prior to his promotion, Young served as product manager for the CT business unit where he supported the development of the company’s cardiac CT growth strategy, including the expansion of educational activities with key luminary sites, such as Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as restructuring the company’s tradeshow and symposium approach to the cardiac segment.  

“I am eager to take on this new responsibility and look forward to continuing to advance Toshiba’s medical technology innovation and leadership,” Young said.  “The Aquilion 64 CFX has been well received by the market, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to Toshiba’s outstanding advances in this area.”

Before joining Toshiba, Young worked at General Electric Medical Systems in Milwaukee and San Francisco.  Occupying several positions during his seven-year tenure, Young most recently served as Electron Beam CT product manager where he lead the development of the newest cardiovascular diagnostic imaging technology, including the creation of several clinical research sites.  Additionally, Young facilitated several global Medical Advisory Boards, oversaw numerous product launches and collaborated on product marketing efforts.  Young holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

About Toshiba
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States.  Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, an independent group company of Toshiba Corporation, is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems.  Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems.  Toshiba has approximately 162,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $55 billion.