Covidien Ltd. Sets Date for its 2008 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

    PEMBROKE, BERMUDA, November 23 /CNW/ - Covidien Ltd. (NYSE:   COV; BSX:
COV) today announced that its 2008 annual general meeting of shareholders will
be held on March 18, 2008, at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, 76 Pitts
Bay Road, Hamilton, Bermuda at 10:00 a.m., Atlantic Time. The Company expects
to mail proxy materials on or about January 24, 2008, to shareholders of
record as of January 16, 2008.


    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, including
Surgical Devices, Energy-based Devices, Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions,
Patient Care and Safety Products, Imaging Solutions, Pharmaceutical Products,
Medical Supplies and Retail Products. With 2006 revenue of nearly $10 billion,
Covidien has more than 43,000 employees worldwide in 57 countries, and its
products are sold in over 130 countries. For additional information, please
visit our website,

For further information:

For further information: Covidien Ltd. Eric Kraus, 508-261-8305 Senior
Vice President Corporate Communications or Coleman
Lannum, 508-452-4343 CFA 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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