2014

Neovasc earns a spot in 2014 PROFIT 500 List

NASDAQ: NVCN
TSX VENTURE: NVC

VANCOUVER, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NVCN) (TSXV: NVC) is pleased to announce that it has been listed in the 2014 PROFIT 500 as one of Canada's fastest growing companies. Having achieved an average revenue growth of approximately 50% year over year since its inception in 2008, Neovasc attributes its success to its strong customer relationships, attention to operational excellence, and dedication to furthering advances in cardiovascular device technology.

"We appreciate this recognition of our success and share the honour with each of our employees, customers, shareholders, and industry partners and offer our congratulations to all those named in this year's PROFIT 500," states Alexei Marko, CEO at Neovasc.

In addition to recently announcing strong clinical trial results for its Reducer™ product for the treatment of refractory angina, the Company's Tiara™ valve is now widely recognized as a leading program for transcatheter mitral valve replacement. Neovasc's tissue development, supply and manufacturing business provides services to a range of customers around the world as a trusted provider of biological tissue and cardiovascular device contract manufacturing services.

Published annually, the PROFIT 500 lists and profiles Canada's  Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth and gives entrepreneurs and their businesses the recognition they deserve for their achievements and contributions to Canada.

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About Neovasc Inc.
Neovasc is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace.  Its products include the Tiara™ technology in development for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease, the Neovasc Reducer™ for the treatment of refractory angina and a line of advanced biological tissue products that are used as key components in third-party medical products including transcatheter heart valves. For more information, visit: www.neovasc.com.

Statements contained herein that are not based on historical or current fact, including without limitation statements containing the words "anticipates," "believes," "may," "continues," "estimates," "expects," and "will" and words of similar import, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, events or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following: general economic and business conditions, both nationally and in the regions in which the Company operates; the merits and the Company's defence of the lawsuit filed by CardiAQ, listing of the Company's securities on the TSX, our anticipated use of proceeds from any financings, a history of losses and lack of and uncertainty of revenues, ability to obtain required financing, receipt of regulatory approval of product candidates, ability to properly integrate newly acquired businesses, technology changes; competition; changes in business strategy or development plans; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; existing governmental regulations and changes in, or the failure to comply with, governmental regulations; liability and other claims asserted against the Company; and other factors referenced in the Company's filings with Canadian securities regulators. Although the Company believes that expectations conveyed by the forward-looking statements are reasonable based on the information available to it on the date such statements were made, no assurances can be given as to the future results, approvals or achievements. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as otherwise required by applicable law.

SOURCE Neovasc Inc.



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