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Levi & Korsinsky, LLP is investigating the Board of Directors of Thoratec Corp. (NASDAQGS: THOR) in connection with the sale of the Company to St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ). Under the terms of the transaction, Thoratec shareholders will receive $63.50 in cash for each share of Thoratec stock they own.

The investigation concerns whether the Board of Thoratec breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before agreeing to enter into this transaction, and whether St. Jude Medical, Inc. is underpaying for Thoratec stock.

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This submission does not create an attorney-client relationship. If we believe that you might be an appropriate lead plaintiff, we will contact you to discuss whether to establish an attorney-client relationship.

This letter confirms that you have retained Levi & Korsinsky, LLP to represent you as a named plaintiff in the class action against Thoratec Corp. As a named plaintiff, you acknowledge that you owned shares in Thoratec Corp. prior to the recent takeover announcement and that you must maintain ownership in Thoratec Corp. throughout the litigation.

We agree to advance all expenses in the litigation, which means that you are not liable to pay any of the expenses of the lawsuit, whether attorneys’ fees or costs. Regardless of the result, we will never ask you to directly pay for any attorneys’ fees or costs. Should we obtain a favorable result, we may ask the court to award us compensation to be paid by the defendants or as a portion of any benefit, but, again, we will never ask you to directly pay any of the costs of this litigation.

As our client, you are entitled to direct the litigation in any way you deem proper, and may at any time order us to dismiss the case. Should you choose to do so, we will never ask you to reimburse us directly for any legal fees or expenses. During the course of this litigation, we may employ and/or work with other law firms to prosecute your case.

We look forward to representing you and other Thoratec shareholders.


Levi & Korsinsky,LLP

Joseph Levi

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