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Crdentia Hires Jean Stewart as Chief Operating Officer

Adds 24 Years of Healthcare Staffing Experience to Leadership Team

DALLAS, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crdentia Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: CRDT), a leading U.S. provider of healthcare staffing services, today announced the appointment of Jean Stewart as the Company's Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Ms. Stewart's responsibilities will include oversight of all of Crdentia's field operations, which includes 19 offices located throughout Arizona, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. As part of her duties, Ms. Stewart will supervise the Company's staff of hub operations managers. Ms. Stewart will report directly to John Kaiser, CEO of Crdentia.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Kaiser said, "I am pleased to announce that, after an extensive search, we have been successful in identifying and bringing onboard an extremely qualified and talented individual to serve as Crdentia's Chief Operating Officer. Jean has spent her entire 20-year career in the healthcare industry, with executive management responsibilities in sales, business development and operations, often as part of a team managing divisions greater in size than Crdentia today. Jean has extensive experience in successfully managing multi-site healthcare operations and handling the challenges of growing businesses in competitive markets. I look forward to working closely with Jean to execute our strategy to expand our presence throughout the attractive U.S. Sun Belt region, continually drive revenue growth and accelerate the path to profitability."

Ms. Stewart joins Crdentia from TLC Health Care Services (recently acquired by Amedisys Inc.), a leading national provider of Medicare home health care services specializing in care for the elderly, where she served as Divisional Director of Sales. At TLC Health Care Services, Ms. Stewart successfully reorganized her regional sales team and significantly grew annual West Division revenue. Prior to this, she served as Vice President for Intelistaf Healthcare, Inc., a leading healthcare staffing company, where she was responsible for multi-site management for up to 47 healthcare staffing offices in 26 states. During her tenure at Intelistaf, Ms. Stewart was instrumental in winning and managing multiple large vendor management contracts with several hospital systems and led the firm's Seattle office through successful JCAHO certification as the first Intelistaf operation to apply for this standard. Prior to this, Ms. Stewart held management positions in sales and operations at a number of different healthcare companies including StarMed Staffing Group, Beverly Enterprises, Inc. and Olsten Health Services. Ms. Stewart received a Bachelors degree in health sciences from Chapman College and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University. She is a Registered Nurse licensed in California.

About Crdentia Corp.

Crdentia Corp., one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare staffing solutions, is focused on recruiting talented national and international healthcare professionals to meet the ever-increasing employment needs of over 2,300 clients. Crdentia is one of the few companies that can provide quality temporary staff for all healthcare industry positions including local nurses, travel nurses, allied health, locum tenens and home care professionals. For more information, visit

Forward Looking Statements

Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those discussed in "Risk Factors" in the Company's Forms 10-K, Forms 10-Q, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to, a limited operating history with no earnings; reliance on the Company's management team, members of which have other business interests; the ability to successfully implement the Company's business plan; the ability to continue as a going concern; the ability to fund the Company's business and acquisition strategy; the growth of the temporary healthcare professional staffing business; difficulty in managing operations of acquired businesses; uncertainty in government regulation of the healthcare industry; and the limited public market for the Company's common stock. The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. Crdentia undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Contact Crdentia Corp.

John Kaiser, CEO

Phone: 972.850.0780

Fax: 972.392.2722

Jim TerBeest, CFO

Phone: 972.850.0780

Fax: 972.392.2722

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