SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, March 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care and endoscopy, announced today that it experienced an early morning earthquake of 5.7 magnitude.

According to Merit Medical’s Chairman and CEO Fred P. Lampropoulos, there is no damage to any of the company’s facilities in Utah. All essential elements of the business, including receiving, shipping, customer service and communications infrastructure, are running. Merit employees were released to go home while further assessments are made.

“We are taking necessary precautions and will communicate any relevant updates to this information,” Lampropoulos said.

ABOUT MERIT
Founded in 1987, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care and endoscopy. Merit serves client hospitals worldwide with a domestic and international sales force and clinical support team totaling in excess of 300 individuals. Merit employs approximately 6,400 people worldwide with facilities in South Jordan, Utah; Pearland, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Malvern, Pennsylvania; Rockland, Massachusetts; Aliso Viejo, California; Maastricht and Venlo, The Netherlands; Paris, France; Galway, Ireland; Beijing, China; Tijuana, Mexico; Joinville, Brazil; Markham, Ontario, Canada; Melbourne, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Reading, United Kingdom; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Singapore.

Contact:         Anne-Marie Wright, Vice President, Corporate Communications
Phone:           (801) 208-4167  e-mail: awright@merit.com  Fax: (801) 253-1688