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SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperCompanies (NYSE: COO) announced that its board of directors elected Teresa S. Madden to the board as an independent director, effective Dec. 1, 2020. “We are delighted to have Teresa join our board of directors,” said Al White, president and CEO. “Teresa brings a unique perspective that combines operational excellence and financial acumen, with long-term experience in an industry that was continually being pushed to evolve and change. We look forward to Teresa’s advice and support as Cooper continues growing its business.”

Madden is an independent director of Enbridge, Inc. (NYSE: ENB) where she serves on the governance committee and as chair of the audit, finance and risk committee. She previously served as a director of Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) from 2017 to 2020 where she served on the health, safety, security and environmental committee and as chair of the audit committee.

Madden served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Xcel Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: XEL), an electric and natural gas utility, from 2011 until her retirement in 2016. She joined Xcel in 2003 as vice president, finance, customer and field operations and was named vice president and controller in 2004.

Previously, Madden served as controller for Rogue Wave Software, Inc. and as controller for New Century Energies and Public Service Company of Colorado, predecessor companies of Xcel Energy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Colorado State University and Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University.

CooperCompanies operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical.