SOURCE: Viveve Medical, Inc.

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June 18, 2015 08:28 ET

Viveve Announces Distribution Partnerships for Austria, Germany and Switzerland

Viveve® Treatment Now Available in 28 Countries Throughout the World

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - June 18, 2015) - Viveve Medical, Inc. ("Viveve") (OTCQB: VIVMF), a company focused on women's health, today announced the expansion of its commercial efforts into Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In Austria and Germany, Viveve will partner with European Aesthetics, GmbH ("European Aesthetics"), a leading distributor of medical devices based in Schaafheim, Germany. Swiss distribution will be handled in partnership with Calista Medical, GmbH, ("Calista Medical") located in Frauenfeld, Switzerland.

Viveve now has 20 exclusive distribution partnerships covering 28 countries throughout the world:

North America  Canada
Europe  United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Asia Pacific  Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Taiwan, Thailand, S. Korea
Middle East  United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt

"Germany, Austria and Switzerland represent important markets for Viveve. We're very pleased to be working with, what we believe, are two world-class partners to bring the globally patented Viveve System, which offers an effective and painless treatment for vaginal laxity, to physicians and their female patients in each country," said Patricia Scheller, the Chief Executive Officer of Viveve.

European Aesthetics works closely with its large network of key opinion leaders to identify emerging clinical needs and pioneering technologies to build new markets within Germany and Austria. "Now women who have this very common and frustrating condition will have access to a procedure that is aimed at improving vaginal laxity and restoring sexual satisfaction," said Ralf Schmidt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Comprehensive training, strong customer support and innovative marketing are capabilities that have helped establish Calista Medical as a market leader in Switzerland. Luc Joosen, General Manager of Calista said, "The Viveve System is a perfect fit for Calista. It is in precise alignment with our goal of bringing innovative technologies to our physicians and their patients."

About Viveve

Viveve, Inc., the operating subsidiary of Viveve Medical, Inc., is a women's health company passionately committed to advancing new solutions to improve women's overall well-being and quality of life. The company's lead product, the globally patented Viveve® System, is a non-surgical, non-ablative medical device that remodels collagen and restores tissue with only one treatment session. The Viveve System treats the condition of vaginal laxity, which is the result of the over-stretching of tissue during childbirth that can result in a decrease in physical sensation and sexual satisfaction. Physician surveys indicate that vaginal laxity is the number one post-delivery physical change for women, being more prevalent than weight gain, urinary incontinence or stretch marks. The Viveve Treatment uses patented, reverse-thermal gradient radiofrequency technology to tighten vaginal tissue in one 30-minute out-patient treatment in a physician's office. The Viveve System has received regulatory approval in Europe, Canada and Hong Kong and is available through physician import license in Japan. It is currently not available for sale in the U.S. For more information, please visit Viveve's website at

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Viveve is a registered trademark of Viveve, Inc.

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