The Cooper Companies Appoints Daniel G. McBride Chief Operating Officer

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PLEASANTON, Calif.—The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) announced the appointment of Daniel G. McBride to executive vice president, chief operating officer and general counsel, effective Nov. 1 .

"I am very pleased to announce Dan's appointment to this new role," said Robert S. Weiss, Cooper's president and CEO. "He has been instrumental in supporting our growth and development as a member of my executive team, and this new role will strengthen our focus on achieving our long-term operational goals."

McBride most recently served as vice president, general counsel and chief risk officer and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the legal organization focusing on operations, business development and long-term growth. Prior to joining Cooper in February 2005, McBride was an attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP concentrating on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.