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Zimmer Showcases Newly Acquired Line of Surgical Power Tools at 2011 AAOS Annual Meeting

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, today announced it will showcase a new line of orthopaedic surgical power tools as part of the Company's exhibit at the 2011 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in San Diego, CA.  The new line was previously distributed under the SoPlus brand name.  Zimmer acquired Switzerland-based Sodem Diffusion S.A., the manufacturer of SoPlus Orthopaedic Surgical Power Tools, in December 2010.  

"We are excited to showcase this new portfolio of surgical power equipment," said Mark Dorris, President, Zimmer Surgical.  "The new line includes a range of innovative power tools that build upon Zimmer's existing offerings in the orthopaedic power equipment market."

To learn more about Zimmer's orthopaedic surgical power tool offerings, visit the Zimmer booth at the 2011 AAOS annual meeting.

About the Company

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products.  Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.  Zimmer's 2010 sales were approximately $4.2 billion.  The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,000 employees worldwide.

Zimmer Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the orthopaedics industry, management's beliefs and assumptions made by management.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as "may," "will," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "projects," "assumes," "guides," "targets," "forecasts," and "seeks" or the negative of such terms or other variations on such terms or comparable terminology.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially.  For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see our periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be set forth in our periodic reports.  Readers of this document are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, since, while we believe the assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate.  This cautionary statement is applicable to all forward-looking statements contained in this document.

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