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Covidien Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Covidien Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend16:01 EST Thursday, January 19, 2012 DUBLIN (Business Wire) -- Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.225 per ordinary share. The dividend is payable on February 22, 2012, to shareholders of record on January 30, 2012. ABOUT COVIDIEN 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 in three segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies. With 2011 revenue of $11.6 billion, Covidien has 41,000 employees worldwide in more than 65 countries, and its products are sold in over 140 countries. Please visit www.covidien.com to learn more about our business. Covidien plcEric Kraus, 508-261-8305Senior Vice PresidentCorporate Communicationseric.kraus@covidien.comorColeman Lannum, CFA, 508-452-4343Vice PresidentInvestor Relationscole.lannum@covidien.comorBruce Farmer, 508-452-4372Vice PresidentPublic Relationsbruce.farmer@covidien.comorTodd Carpenter, 508-452-4363DirectorInvestor Relationstodd.carpenter@covidien.com