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7/23/2008, Wednesday

FOR RELEASE 7/23/2008, Wednesday

Bausch & Lomb Names Alan Farnsworth as Senior Vice President of Customer Service & IT and CIO

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch & Lomb, the global eye health company, has named Alan H. Farnsworth as senior vice president of Customer Service & Information Technology and chief information officer. He remains a corporate vice president.

In this newly created position, Mr. Farnsworth provides leadership for the company’s global delivery of customer service processes, as well as for the strategic development of information technology resources to support global business growth.

“Alan embodies the spirit and commitment of Bausch & Lomb. He has been instrumental in uniting our diverse and experienced teams across Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the past seven years,” said Gerald M. Ostrov, chairman and chief executive officer, Bausch & Lomb. “As we develop the company for sustained growth, harnessing and sharing knowledge for the benefit of our customers and teams is crucial. We are thrilled that Alan will bring his passion and skills to this new challenge.”

Mr. Farnsworth joined Bausch & Lomb in 1988 as vice president, Business Development, for the former International Division. Since 2001, he has been president of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, responsible for the commercial operations of all Bausch & Lomb businesses. He will maintain this role until the transition to a new EMEA president occurs during Q3 2008.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell University School of Law. He is a member of the board of trustees of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness/Vision 2020.


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 can be found at


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