This release may contain certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of Philips and certain of the plans and objectives of Philips with respect to these items, including without limitation completion of the tender offer and merger and any expected benefits of the merger, and certain forward-looking statements regarding Volcano, including without limitation with respect to its business, the proposed tender offer and merger, the expected timetable for completing the transaction, and the strategic and other potential benefits of the transaction. Completion of the tender offer and merger are subject to conditions, including satisfaction of a minimum tender condition and the need for regulatory approvals, and there can be no assurance that those conditions can be satisfied or that the transactions described in this release (the “Transactions”) will be completed or will be completed when expected. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans,” “expects,” “expected,” “scheduled,” “estimates,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “potential,” “continues” or “believes,” or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events, conditions, circumstances or results “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future and there are many factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, (i) the risk that not all conditions of the Offer or the merger will be satisfied or waived; (ii) uncertainties regarding the two companies’ ability to successfully market both new and existing products; (iii) uncertainties relating to the anticipated timing of filings and approvals relating to the Transactions; (iv) uncertainties as to the timing of the tender offer and merger; (v) uncertainties as to how many of Volcano’s stockholders will tender their stock in the tender offer; (vi) the possibility that competing offers will be made; (vii) the failure to complete the tender offer or the merger in the timeframe expected by the parties or at all; (viii) the outcome of legal proceedings that may be instituted against Volcano and/or others relating to the Transactions; (ix) Volcano’s ability to maintain relationships with employees, customers, or suppliers; (x) domestic and global economic and business conditions; (xi) developments within the euro zone; (xii) the successful implementation of Philips’ strategy and the ability to realize the benefits of this strategy; (xiii) legal claims; (xiv) changes in exchange and interest rates; (xv) changes in tax rates, raw materials and employee costs; (xvi) the ability to successfully exit certain businesses or restructure the operations; (xvii) the rate of technological changes; (xviii) political, economic and other developments in countries where Philips operates; (xix) industry consolidation and competition; and (xx) other risk factors described in Volcano’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Any forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information known to Philips on the date of this announcement. Neither Philips nor Volcano undertakes any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise..