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HSS Honors Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE, for Leadership in Business

NBC Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Will Serve as Toastmaster

NEW YORK—June 12, 2008

Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE (NYSE:GE), will be honored for his leadership in business at Hospital for Special Surgery’s 25th Annual Tribute Dinner at the World Financial Center Winter Garden on Monday, June 16, 2008. Brian Williams, anchor of NBC Nightly News, will host the event.

Mr. Immelt has been named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named “America’s Most Admired Company” in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and one of “The World’s Most Respected Companies” in polls by Barron’s and the Financial Times.

“GE is a global leader in medical diagnostic technology and biosciences,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and chief executive officer of Hospital for Special Surgery. “Mr. Immelt’s commitment to continued innovation is admirable. In the area of orthopedics, GE has contributed immensely to the advancement of diagnostics and the ability of surgeons to more precisely develop a customized approach to each patient.”

“Hospital for Special Surgery works closely with GE Healthcare on exploring pioneering uses of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in orthopedics,” said Thomas P. Sculco, M.D., surgeon-in-chief at Hospital for Special Surgery. “Our extensive staff expertise and patient volume make for an ideal collaborative research environment. We have been working together to create the next generation of diagnostic approaches in orthopedics.”

Joseph M. Hogan, president and CEO of GE Healthcare, will also be attending the 25th Annual Tribute Dinner and serving as dinner co-chair along with William R. Salomon, a Special Surgery board member and honorary chairman at Citigroup. Mr. Hogan began his career at GE in 1985 and advanced through a series of leadership roles. As head of GE Healthcare, Mr. Hogan currently oversees a $17 billion business.



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