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February 26, 2008


Hagan’s Expertise Will Build on Toshiba’s Strength in Customer Loyalty and Technology Innovation

TUSTIN, California — February 26, 2008 — Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. announced today that Girish T. Hagan has been named vice president, Marketing, further increasing Toshiba’s marketing capabilities and expertise in the diagnostic imaging marketplace. As the vice president of Marketing, Hagan will head Toshiba’s business units including CT, MR, Ultrasound, X-Ray and X-Ray Vascular, as well as handle strategic marketing for Toshiba and its products in the medical imaging industry.

“Girish brings a strong background in strategic business planning and marketing to this new role,” said Larry Dentice, general manager, Toshiba. “He has played a significant role in the leadership of our company and will bring tremendous value to all of our business units further solidifying Toshiba’s leadership position.”

Previously, Hagan served as the director of Business Development and Strategic Management for Toshiba, a position in which he has demonstrated himself as a strategist, manager, facilitator and leader. Additionally, Hagan was an integral part of Toshiba’s alignments with multiple vendors including McKesson and Vital Imaging.

When Hagan joined Toshiba in 2005, he brought more than 15 years of broad marketing experience from AGFA, the Bayer Corporation and GE Medical. He holds an MSEE in medical imaging from University of California at Berkeley, an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles and a bachelor’s of science from Brandeis University.

Toshiba holds number one positions in six of eight MD Buyline categories and was named Best in KLAS 2007 in CT, MR and Ultrasound. Toshiba also surprised industry observers and leapfrogged current technology by bringing the industry’s first dynamic volume CT to market in 2007 — the Aquilion ONE.

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 Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $60 billion. For more information, visit