Covidien Announces Conference Call and Webcast

    HAMILTON, BERMUDA, December 16 /CNW/ - Covidien Ltd. (NYSE:   COV, BSX:
COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, announced that it will
hold a conference call and webcast for investors on Monday, December 17, 2007,
at 8:30AM ET.

    The call can be accessed three ways:

    --  Web - Go to Covidien's website at A replay of the
call will be available through December 24 at the same website.

    --  Telephone - The dial-in number for participants in the United States
is (800)-599-9816. For participants outside the United States, the dial-in
number is (617)-847-8705. The access code for both numbers is 46228342.

    --  Audio replay - The conference call will be available for replay,
beginning at noon ET on December 17, 2007, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on
December 24, 2007. The dial-in number for participants in the United States is
(888)-286-8010. For participants outside the United States, the replay dial-in
number is (617)-801-6888. The replay access code for all callers is 53611916.

    About Covidien

    Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates
innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value
through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien manufactures, distributes
and services a diverse range of industry-leading product lines in five
segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical Products, Imaging Solutions, Medical
Supplies and Retail Products. With 2007 revenue of $10 billion, Covidien has
more than 43,000 employees worldwide in 57 countries, and its products are
sold in over 130 countries. Please visit to learn more about
our business.

For further information:

For further information: Covidien Ltd. Eric Kraus, 508-261-8305 Senior
Vice President Corporate Communications or Coleman
Lannum, CFA, 508-452-4343 Vice President Investor Relations or Bruce Farmer, 508-452-4372 Director Financial
Communications or Wayde McMillan, 508-452-4387
Director Investor Relations

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