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FOR RELEASE 10/4/2007, Thursday

Bausch & Lomb Names Dipankar Bhattacharjee Corporate Vice President and President – Asia Pacific Region

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch & Lomb has named Dipankar Bhattacharjee corporate vice president and president - Asia Pacific Region. Bhattacharjee, 46, was most recently vice president - commercial operations, Asia Pacific. Prior to that, he was vice president of commercial operations for Greece, Italy, South Africa and Turkey, and head of distributor operations for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region.

 

Bhattacharjee joined the company in 1993 as national sales manager for Bausch & Lomb India. Earlier, he held various sales and management positions with Nestle and Bank of America.

 

Bhattacharjee holds a Master of Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies at the University of Bombay, India, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, with honors, from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India. He will be based at Bausch & Lomb’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong.

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Bausch & Lomb is the eye health company dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life for consumers around the world. Its core businesses include soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical and pharmaceutical products. The Bausch & Lomb name is one of the best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Founded in 1853, the Company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and employs approximately 13,000 people worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information about the Company can be found at www.bausch.com.