The Cooper Companies, CooperVision and Their Employees Donate $100K to OGS’s 2012 World Sight Day Challenge

PLEASANTON, Calif.-- The Cooper Companies, Inc. ( NYSE:COO) announced $100,000 has been donated to Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) in support of the 2012 World Sight Day Challenge. Employees in over 30 locations worldwide participated in a global fundraising campaign and organized local activities to help raise funds for the 2012 World Sight Day Challenge. To support its subsidiary, CooperVision, and the charitable efforts of employees worldwide, The Cooper Companies matched all employee donations.

In describing the company's participation, Robert S. Weiss, President and CEO, The Cooper Companies, Inc., said, "I am extremely proud of the outstanding efforts of all our employees in uniting together to support Optometry Giving Sight's 2012 World Sight Day Challenge. Our employees embraced this effort by holding fundraising campaigns around the world, demonstrating a shared passion to a worthy cause."

Clive Miller, Global CEO of OGS, commented, "This truly is a fantastic outcome and our sincere thanks to everyone involved. The funds raised will have a huge impact on our efforts to support projects that provide affordable and accessible eye and vision care to the millions of people in need globally."