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Zimmer Announces New Compliance Model
Date:4/17/2008

Company Initiates Fundamental Changes to Create a Sustainable Model for

Growth

WARSAW, Ind., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SWX: ZMH) today announced comprehensive changes in its corporate compliance model aimed at establishing an enhanced standard for ethical business practices that will support the development and marketing of products and services that address unmet clinical needs and better serve the healthcare markets of the future.

The refined compliance model is designed to aggressively reduce potential or perceived conflicts of interest inherent in consulting relationships between the industry and healthcare professionals-while preserving the best of the collaboration that drives innovation in medical devices and services. The model includes fundamental changes in the areas of product development, marketing, surgeon training, educational and charitable funding, and transparency.

"Collaboration with physicians will always be critical to advancing medical technology that improves patients' lives. But the historical model for collaboration requires change to continue inspiring the confidence and trust of our stakeholders," said David Dvorak, Zimmer Holdings President and Chief Executive Officer. "The new model we have recently developed at Zimmer implements principles and systems that we believe will drive greater transparency, value to the healthcare system and even more efficient and effective product development cycles. We consider these to be emerging best practices that are necessary to ensure a vibrant future for the medical device industry and for the patients our industry serves."

This model builds upon Zimmer's existing Corpor
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