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World Heart Names New Director

World Heart Corporation (World Heart), a developer of mechanical circulatory systems, has elected Eugene Jones to serve as a director of the company. Mr. Jones was also appointed as member and chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Jones had began his career with KPMG LLP in 1973 and was elected to the partnership in 1984. From June 2000 to the date of his retirement in April 30, 2002, he served as an assurance partner in KPMG’s Silicon Valley technology practice. Prior to joining the Silicon Valley office, he served in KPMG’s Frankfurt, Germany office where he managed the US GAAP Conversion Team from Europe.

Mr. Jones has also served in the San Francisco, New York, and Salt Lake City offices where he worked with clients concentrated in the technology, banking, and general commercial industries. Subsequent to retirement from KPMG, from April 2004 through January 2007, he was chief financial officer of Amedica, an early stage company seeking to develop ceramic orthopedic implants for spinal and reconstructive joint applications.

Mr. Jones is a certified public accountant and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Utah, Schiff Nutrition International and Larada Sciences. He has also served on the boards of the trustees of Ballet West and the Greater Salt Lake Area Red Cross.