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FOR RELEASE 6/9/2010, Wednesday

Bausch + Lomb CEOBrent Saunders Named to
New York’s Federal Reserve Regional Advisory Board

NEW YORK -- Bausch + Lomb CEO Brent Saunders has been named to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Upstate New York Regional Advisory Board. The board is comprised of a group of distinguished New York business leaders who provide ground-level financial and economic insights into business conditions across the upstate region.


“Members of the Upstate New York Regional Advisory Board provide us with valuable information which is helpful in carrying out our responsibilities as the central bank,” said William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. “The board is a critical resource which allows us to hear firsthand input on the key economic and financial issues affecting our businesses and communities in the region. We greatly appreciate the service of all of our members.”

Saunders joins other new upstate New York members:

  • Bal Dixit, chairman of the board, Newtex Industries, Inc., Victor

  • Philip J. Faraci, president & COO, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester

  • Robert L. Stevenson, president & CEO, Eastman Machine Company, Buffalo

The Upstate New York Regional Advisory Board is comprised of prominent business and community leaders from the broader upstate New York region. Board members serve three-year terms and meet with the bank’s senior leadership three times per year. The board last met today, June 9, 2010, in New York City. The current chairman is Mr. Alphonso O’Neil-White, president and CEO of HealthNow New York, Inc., in Buffalo.

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About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb is dedicated to bringing visionary ideas to eye health. Its core businesses include contact lenses and lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. 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 more than 10,000 people worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information is available at www.bausch.com.