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HENRY SCHEIN CANADA SELECTED AS THE EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN DISTRIBUTOR OF ACE SURGICAL LINE


March 26, 2012
by Henry Schein



Henry Schein Canada, a subsidiary of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, announced today that it has been selected as the exclusive distributor of ACE Surgical products in Canada, effective immediately. The ACE Surgical line includes a comprehensive offering of products for specialty and implant dentistry, including bone grafting materials, instruments, consumable goods, small equipment, and other specialty items.

Henry Schein has distributed a limited number of ACE products for several years, and will now also assume the distribution business of Surgical Science, a Toronto-based medical distribution company that recently ceased operations, turning over all ACE distribution to Henry Schein Canada. For more than 40 years, ACE, based in Boston, Massachusetts, has served oral surgeons, periodontists and other dental specialists throughout the United States. Surgical Science had sold the ACE line in Canada for nearly 20 years. After the untimely passing of one of its principals in recent months, Surgical Science decided to discontinue operations in Canada, and together with ACE, looked to Henry Schein to become the exclusive distributor of their products and continue serving their customers.

“We are pleased to now deliver first-rate customer service and convenience to Surgical Science customers, in addition to the approximately 20,000 customers we already serve in Canada,” said Cy Elborne, President of Henry Schein Canada. “Customers will benefit, too, from our quick delivery and world-class distribution system, which will speed delivery of product to practices. We are confident that customers of Surgical Science will find the transition to ordering from Henry Schein Canada to be seamless and convenient.”

Customers interested in ordering ACE products through Henry Schein Canada can reach the company through Surgical Science’s number (1-877-668-0888), or by calling Henry Schein at 800-668-5558.

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs nearly 15,000 Team Schein Members and serves approximately 775,000 customers.

The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company’s sales reached a record $8.5 billion in 2011, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 18% since becoming a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.