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Endologix Appoints John Onopchenko as Chief Operating Officer


Endologix Appoints John Onopchenko as Chief Operating Officer

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELGX), a developer and marketer of innovative treatments for aortic disorders, announced today that it has appointed John Onopchenko as the Company's Chief Operating Officer, effective October 30, 2017. Mr. Onopchenko will be responsible for managing Endologix's manufacturing, supply chain, and quality organizations.

Mr. Onopchenko brings to Endologix almost thirty years of executive leadership experience in medical devices. Most recently, Mr. Onopchenko was Executive Vice President for Acutus Medical, where he was responsible for program management/product development, quality, marketing, and sales. Prior to that, he served on the Board of Directors of Volcano Corporation ("Volcano") and later became the company's Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer. While at Volcano, he was responsible for its peripheral business unit, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, program management/product development, clinical affairs, business development, and the Axsun business unit. Following Volcano's acquisition by Philips, John was retained as Senior Vice President and Head of Therapy Strategy. Before joining Volcano, Mr. Onopchenko spent 10 years at Johnson & Johnson, where he led medical device investments with Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation and was responsible for worldwide operations for Advanced Sterilization Products.

John McDermott, Chief Executive Officer for Endologix, said, "We are very excited to welcome John to Endologix's executive team. His impressive and versatile leadership expertise will be invaluable in helping us revolutionize aortic care for life and build on our position as an innovative leader in the endovascular aortic market."

John Onopchenko said, "I am thrilled to join Endologix in this role. The Company's dedication to aortic care, coupled with its breadth of products, uniquely positions Endologix to create great value for physicians and patients. I look forward to being a part of the leadership team."

Mr. Onopchenko earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

About Endologix

Endologix, Inc. develops and manufactures minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders. The Company's focus is endovascular stent grafts for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a balloon-like enlargement. Once AAA develops, it continues to enlarge and, if left untreated, becomes increasingly susceptible to rupture. The overall patient mortality rate for ruptured AAA is approximately 80%, making it a leading cause of death in the U.S. For more information, visit www.endologix.com.

Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "expect," "could," "may," "will," "believe," "estimate," "forecast," "goal," "project," "continue," "outlook," "guidance," "future," other words of similar meaning and the use of future dates. Forward-looking statements used in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the anticipated commencement (and commensurate benefits) of Mr. Onopchenko's employment with Endologix, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause Endologix's actual results to differ materially and adversely from the statements contained herein. Some of the potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from anticipated results include Endologix's ability to continue integrating the businesses and operations of, and to realize the expected benefits of its merger with, TriVascular, continued market acceptance, hiring, integration and retention of the Endologix's executive management team, endorsement and use of Endologix's products (including market acceptance and adoption of the Nellix EVAS System with its refined IFU), risks associated with the manufacturing of Endologix's products, the success of clinical trials relating to Endologix's products (including the clinical results of the EVAS2 study), product research and development efforts, uncertainty in the process of obtaining and maintaining U.S.FDA and other regulatory approvals for Endologix's products, risks associated with international operations, including currency exchange rate fluctuations, Endologix's ability to protect its intellectual property rights and proprietary technologies, and other economic, business, competitive and regulatory factors. Undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Endologix undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they are made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Please refer to Endologix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, for more detailed information regarding these risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied.

Endologix, Inc.
Vaseem Mahboob, CFO, 949-595-7200

Source: Endologix, Inc.

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