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Lumenis, World's Largest Medical Laser Company, Honored by Premier Healthcare Alliance for 'Exceeding Performance Expectations'

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company, announced today that it is a winner of the Supplier Performance Award, presented by Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, the group purchasing unit of the Premier Healthcare Alliance.

We are excited to receive this award recognizing our commitment to provide quality laser systems that are an outstanding value to hospitals," said Lloyd Diamond, Sr. VP and General Manager of Lumenis' Surgical and Vision businesses. "We are pleased that we can work with our partners, such as Premier, to ensure that hospitals have access to systems that they may not otherwise be able to purchase."

"Lumenis endeavors to bring the most state of the art technology to the market, fulfilling the highest standards of excellence, quality and reliability," stated Mr. Dov Ofer, Chief Executive Officer of Lumenis. "We believe that by persistently enhancing all aspects our operations, we are able to deliver the highest quality and best value systems to our customers."

Premier contracts with over 800 suppliers and winners, recognized for their outstanding management of Premier agreements, and drive toward the mutual goal of providing clinical and financial value to the not-for-profit hospitals that are members of the Premier Alliance."

"Premier is pleased to recognize our top performing suppliers with the Performance Award, which honors our valued suppliers that strive for collaboration and performance excellence to the benefit of the alliance," said Premier Purchasing Partners President Mike Alkire.

Premier's Performance Award applauds the efforts of contracted suppliers to meet and exceed operational expectations. In selecting recipients, satisfaction and performance data are collected and scored over four successive calendar quarters. Feedback is provided during regular supplier business line reviews. Organizations scoring 80 percent or higher earn the Performance Award.

For more information on the Performance Award, please visit:

About Premier Inc.

A 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.

The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,200 U.S. hospitals and 58,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Premier has offices in San Diego, Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington.

About Lumenis

Lumenis, the world's largest medical laser company, is a global developer, manufacturer and distributor of laser, light-based and radiofrequency devices for surgical, aesthetic and ophthalmic applications, with more than 800 employees worldwide. Lumenis has over 250 patents, over 75 FDA clearances, an installed base of over 80,000 systems and presence in over 100 countries. Lumenis endeavors to bring the finest state of the art technology products to the market, fulfilling the highest standards of excellence, quality and reliability. Consequently we are able to deliver premium value and service to our customers. Lumenis' name is derived from the Latin meaning "Light of Life," highlighting the light which is the basis of our technologies used to enhance life. For more information about Lumenis and its products, please go to:

    For further information contact:
    Michelle Maydan
    Director of Corporate Communications

Lumenis(R) and its logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Lumenis Group of Companies.

Certain statements and information in this press release may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements relating to our objectives, plans and strategies, statements that contain projections of results of operations or of financial condition and all statements (other than statements of historical facts) that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future. Forward-looking statements are often characterized by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "believe," "should," "intend," "project" or other similar words, but are not the only way these statements are identified. We have based these forward-looking statements on assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. Any forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements may be found in our most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F, including the section therein entitled "Risk Factors", as well in our reports on Form 6-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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