PLEASANTON, CALIF., September 23, 2016 — CooperVision, Inc. announced that its parent company—The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO)—was added to the regarded Standard & Poor’s 500 Index after the close of the U.S. markets Thursday. The company, which is part of the health care sector of the index, joins well-known companies including Apple, Google, P&G and others.
“This is a great accomplishment for The Cooper Companies and for CooperVision as we play an integral role in the organization’s collective success,” said Dan McBride, executive vice president, chief operating officer of The Cooper Companies and president of CooperVision. “Being named to the S&P 500 Index recognizes our performance in the health care sector. This achievement is a testament to the continued growth of the company and the dedication of our employees.”
As part of the S&P 500, The Cooper Companies becomes one of only 500 publicly traded U.S. companies that serves as a benchmark for the overall health of the stock market and the U.S. economy. The S&P 500 Index is recognized as an important listing of publicly traded companies and is acknowledged and relied upon by investors globally.
CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.
About The Cooper Companies
The Cooper Companies, Inc. ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE (NYSE:COO). Cooper is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company™ with a focus on delivering shareholder value. Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to developing a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical is committed to advancing the health of families with its diversified portfolio of products and services focusing on women’s health, fertility and diagnostics. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, Cooper has approximately 10,000 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.
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