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May 25, 2001

Integra NeuroSciences' Littlejohns Honored in AACN 2001 Circle of Excellence

Integra NeuroSciences' Littlejohns Honored in AACN 2001 Circle of Excellence

PLAINSBORO, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2001--Integra NeuroSciences today announced that Linda Littlejohns, Vice President of Clinical Development, was the recipient of a Circle of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

The AACN's awards program recognizes the contributions and achievements that exemplify the association's mission, vision and ethic of care.

Ms. Littlejohns received the AACN Excellence in Education Award, which recognizes nurse educators who facilitate the acquisition and advancement of the knowledge and skills required for competent practice and positive patient outcomes in the care of acute and critically ill patients and their families.

As the Vice President of Clinical Development for Integra NeuroSciences, Ms. Littlejohns directly educates and trains both the direct sales force and customers in the use of the Integra's medical devices.

"Linda has played a critical role in supporting the launch of the Company's new products, especially the recently launched LICOX&reg; Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitoring System," commented Stuart M. Essig, Integra's President and Chief Executive Officer. "More importantly, her efforts have saved lives, as she has trained neurosurgeons and nurses on the use of our innovative, life-saving medical devices. Through her more than 20 years of experience, Linda has developed a global reputation as a thought leader in the field of neurotrauma and related critical care and is an important asset to Integra NeuroSciences' sales and marketing team."

Integra NeuroSciences, the neurosurgical device division of Integra LifeSciences Holdings (NASDAQ:IART), designs, manufactures and sells implants, devices and monitors used in neurosurgery, neurotrauma, and related critical care.

Together with its seven-person clinical development team, Integra NeuroSciences' direct selling effort exceeds 50 field personnel in the United States and Europe. Integra NeuroSciences also sells its products in approximately 80 countries worldwide through a network of international distributors.

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation has its corporate headquarters in Plainsboro, New Jersey, with manufacturing and research facilities located throughout the world. The Company has approximately 550 permanent employees. Please visit the Company's website at (http://www.integra-ls.com).





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CONTACT: Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
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