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FOR RELEASE 3/6/2008, Thursday

Bausch & Lomb Names Paul H. Sartori Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch & Lomb announced today that Paul H. Sartori, Ph.D., will join the company as corporate vice president and chief human resources officer on March 17.

Dr. Sartori has more than two decades of experience in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries. Most recently, he was senior vice president of organizational development and human resources for Boston-based BioTrove, Inc.

From 2000 to 2007, he was a partner and principal at CHM Partners International, LLC, the international executive search and management consulting firm. He has also served as executive vice president, External Affairs and Human Resources at Novartis; senior vice president of Human Resources and Communications at CIBA-Geigy; and global vice president of Human Resources at CIBA-Corning Diagnostics. In addition, Dr. Sartori has held teaching and administrative roles at the University of Virginia and James Madison University.

“I’ve known Paul for more than 20 years, and have great respect for his business judgment,” said Gerald M. Ostrov, Bausch & Lomb chairman and CEO. “He has the ability to develop superior talent, and a sterling reputation for working with organizations to improve their effectiveness. We’re fortunate that he’s chosen to join Bausch & Lomb as we enter an extended period of growth.”

Dr. Sartori received his M.A.T. in history, Ph.D. in education and MBA from the University of Virginia, and his B.A. in history from Northeastern University. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Curry School of Education Foundation at the University of Virginia, and a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Virginia’s Partnership for Leaders in Education. He and his wife will reside in Rochester, N.Y.

David R. Nachbar, current chief human resources officer for Bausch & Lomb, has decided to leave the company after a transition period. He is considering various options including as-yet unnamed public service opportunities.

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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.