Cooper Companies To Present At The Smith Barney Citigroup 2005 Small and Mid-Cap Conference

San Ramon, California, UNITED STATES

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Feb. 11, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), today announced that A. Thomas Bender, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, will be presenting at the Smith Barney Citigroup 2005 Small and Mid-Cap Conference on Thursday, February 17 at 10:05am (PT). The conference will be held at the Four Seasons at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. A link to the live webcast and recording of Cooper's presentation will available on the Company's website at

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The Cooper Companies, Inc. manufactures and markets specialty healthcare products through its CooperVision and CooperSurgical units. Corporate offices are in Lake Forest and Pleasanton, Calif. The World Wide Web address is A toll free interactive telephone system at 1-800-334-1986 provides stock quotes, recent press releases and financial data.

CooperVision manufactures and markets contact lenses and ophthalmic surgery products. Headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif., it manufactures in Albuquerque, N.M., Huntington Beach, Calif., Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, Norfolk, Va., Rochester, N.Y., Adelaide, Australia, Hamble and Hampshire, England, Ligny-en-Barrios, France, Madrid, Spain and Toronto. Its Web address is

CooperSurgical manufactures and markets diagnostic products, surgical instruments and accessories to the women's healthcare market. With headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Trumbull, Conn., it also manufactures in Pasadena, Calif., North Normandy, Ill., Fort Atkinson, Wis., Malmo, Sweden, Montreal and Berlin. Its Web address is


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