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12/08/14Stryker Resolves Government Investigation of OtisMed Matter
Kalamazoo, Michigan - December 8, 2014 -Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it has entered into a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with the DOJ's civil and criminal investigations into the sales and marketing of the OtisKnee prior to Stryker's acquisition of OtisMed in November 2009. Stryker and OtisMed will pay $79,560,400 plus interest. In resolving the OtisMed matter, the DOJ acknowledged that OtisMed's criminal conduct "occurred prior to... 
12/03/14Stryker Declares a 13% Increase in Quarterly Dividend
Kalamazoo, Michigan - December 3, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has increased its dividend 13% by declaring a quarterly dividend of $0.345 per share payable on January 30, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2014.  "Our strong balance sheet and cash flow support another double-digit increase to our dividend rate," said Kevin A. Lobo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker. Forward-Looking St... 
11/05/14Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - November 5, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: November 18, 2014 - 10:55 a.m. Eastern TimeStifel 2014 Healthcare ConferenceNew York, New York                                      A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived for 90 days. Forward-Looking Statements This presentation may c... 
11/03/14Stryker Orthopaedics Announces Settlement Agreement To Compensate Eligible U.S. Patients Who Had Surgery To Replace Their Rejuvenate Modular-Neck and/or ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems
Kalamazoo, Michigan - November 3, 2014 - Howmedica Osteonics Corp. (referred to as "Stryker Orthopaedics"), a subsidiary of Stryker Corporation, and Court-appointed committees of attorneys representing Rejuvenate Modular-Neck and ABG II Modular-Neck plaintiffs in New Jersey Multicounty and Federal Multidistrict litigations announced a Settlement Agreement to compensate eligible U.S. patients who had surgery to replace their Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stem and/or ABG II Modular-Neck hi... 
10/16/14Stryker Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results and 2014 Outlook
Kalamazoo, Michigan - October 16, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the third quarter of 2014: Net sales grew 11.1% to $2.4 billion Reconstructive 8.5% MedSurg 16.3% Neurotechnology and Spine 6.5% Reported diluted net earnings per share decreased 40.7% $0.16 Adjusted diluted net earnings per share(1) increased 10.6% to $1.15 "The strength of our diversified model was evident again in the third quarter as organic sales g... 
09/08/14Stryker to Host Conference Call on October 16, 2014
Kalamazoo, Michigan - September 8, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 and provide an operational update. Final operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial (866) 436-9172 (domestic) or (630) 691-2760 (internatio... 
09/03/14Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - September 3, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: September 18, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time (2:30 p.m. British Summer Time)Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Healthcare Conference 2014London, England                                             A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archive... 
08/01/14Stryker Completes Acquisition of North American Assets of Small Bone Innovations, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan - August 1, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the completion of its acquisition of substantially all of the North American assets of Small Bone Innovations, Inc. ("SBi"). A separate closing will be held later this year, following receipt of applicable regulatory approvals, for the acquisition of the assets of the French and German operations, through which the international business of SBi has been conducted. SBi is a privately held business hea... 
07/22/14Stryker Announces Appointment of Kevin A. Lobo as Chairman of the Board of Directors
Kalamazoo, Michigan - July 22, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that Kevin A. Lobo, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed Chairman of the Board, in addition to his current responsibilities, effective July 22, 2014. William U. Parfet, Stryker's Non-Executive Chairman, will again assume the role of Lead Independent Director. Mr. Lobo joined Stryker in April 2011 and served as Group President of Stryker Orthopaedics prior to his appointment as President and Chief ... 
07/21/14Stryker Declares a $0.305 Quarterly Dividend
Kalamazoo, Michigan - July 21, 2014- Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has maintained a dividend consistent with that of the prior quarter, by declaring a quarterly dividend of $0.305 per share payable on October 31, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2014. This represents an increase of 15% compared to the prior year.  Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we a... 
07/18/14Stryker to Host Analyst Meeting
Kalamazoo, Michigan - July 18, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host an Analyst Meeting on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, in Mahwah, New Jersey. Kevin Lobo, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by leaders of the Company's key business units.            A simultaneous webcast of the meeting will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the Investor page. The webcast will be archived o... 
07/17/14Stryker Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and 2014 Outlook
Kalamazoo, Michigan - July 17, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the second quarter of 2014:       Net sales grew 6.8% to $2.4 billion        ·     Reconstructive                                   6.5%·     MedSurg                                            8.8%·     Neurotechnology and Spine              3.8%      Reported diluted net earnings per share unchanged at $0.56      Adjusted diluted net earnings per share(1) increased 1% to $1.08                &qu... 
06/30/14Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Assets of Small Bone Innovations, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 30, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire assets of Small Bone Innovations, Inc. ("SBi") in an all cash transaction for up to $375 million. The net cost to Stryker after taking into account the present value of the tax benefits as a result of the asset purchase structure will be up to $285 million. Founded in 2004, SBi is a privately held business headquartered in Morrisville, Pennsylvania with facilities in F... 
06/12/14Stryker to Host Conference Call on July 17, 2014
Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 12, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 and provide an operational update. Final operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial (866) 436-9172 (domestic) or (630) 691-2760 (international) and be prepa... 
05/22/14Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
Kalamazoo, Michigan - May 22, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences:  June 2, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. Eastern TimeJefferies 2014 Healthcare ConferenceNew York, New York June 10, 2014 - 8:40 a.m. Pacific TimeGoldman Sachs 35th Annual Global Healthcare ConferenceRancho Palos Verdes, California June 18, 2014 - 10:05 a.m. Eastern TimeWells Fargo Securities 2014 Healthcare ConferenceBoston, Massachusetts A simultaneous ... 
05/05/14Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - May 5, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: May 13, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. Pacific TimeBank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Health Care ConferenceLas Vegas, Nevada                                            A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived for 30 days.  Forward-Looking Statements Thi... 
04/28/14Stryker Corporation Announces Pricing of $1.0 Billion Senior Notes Offering
Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 28, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) (the "Company") announced today that it has priced an offering to sell $600 million of senior unsecured notes due 2024 (the "2024 Notes") and $400 million of senior unsecured notes due 2044 (the "2044 Notes" and, together with the 2024 Notes, the "Notes"). The 2024 Notes will bear interest at 3.375% per year and, unless previously redeemed, will mature on May 15, 2024. The 2044 Notes wil... 
04/23/14Stryker Reports First Quarter 2014 Results and 2014 Outlook
Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 23, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the first quarter of 2014: First Quarter Highlights       Net sales growth of 5.3% to $2.3 billion ·     Reconstructive                                   4.5% or 5.9% constant currency·     MedSurg                                            5.8% or 6.8% constant currency·     Neurotechnology and Spine              5.9% or 7.0% constant currency            Reported diluted net earnings per share... 
04/22/14Stryker Declares a $0.305 Quarterly Dividend
Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 22, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has maintained a dividend consistent with that of the prior quarter, by declaring a quarterly dividend of $0.305 per share payable on July 31, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2014. This represents an increase of 15% compared to the prior year. Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are d... 
04/15/14Stryker Completes Acquisition of Berchtold Holding AG
Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 15, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Berchtold Holding AG (Berchtold), a provider of customer-centric healthcare equipment for over 90 years. Berchtold's product portfolio includes surgical tables, equipment booms, and surgical lighting systems geared towards maximizing efficiency and safety in operating rooms and ICUs. Combining these complementary solutions with Stryker Endoscopy's exist... 
03/31/14Stryker Announces Legal Function Leadership Change
Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 31, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that Curtis E. Hall, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, has elected to shift to a part-time role as Senior Legal Counsel, and transition the leadership of the Corporation's Legal and Compliance function to Michael D. Hutchinson, General Counsel. Mr. Hall has led Stryker's Legal function since becoming the Company's first General Counsel in 1994. "I would like to thank Curtis for his many contributions to S... 
03/24/14Stryker to Host Conference Call on April 23, 2014
Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 24, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 and provide an operational update. Final operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial (800) 708-4540 (domestic) or (847) 619-6397 (international) and be ... 
03/24/14Stryker Completes Acquisition of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 24, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. Patient Safety conducts its business through its wholly owned subsidiary, SurgiCount Medical, Inc. Patient Safety's proprietary Safety-Sponge® System and SurgiCount 360TM compliance software help prevent Retained Foreign Objects (RFOs) in the operating room.Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology compani... 
03/17/14Stryker Announces Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 17, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is scheduled as follows:   April 22, 2014 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time  Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites at The Kalamazoo Center  Kalamazoo, Michigan Information about the webcast, which will include both the audio and the slide presentation from the meeting, is available in the Calendar of Events area of the Investor section of our website at www.investorevents.stryker.c... 
03/07/14Stryker Completes Acquisition of Pivot Medical, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 7, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Pivot Medical, Inc. (Pivot). Pivot is a privately held business selling innovative products for hip arthroscopy with operating facilities in Sunnyvale, CA. As indicated in the February 19, 2014 press release, the transaction is expected to be neutral to Stryker's 2014 earnings per share excluding acquisition, integration-related and intangible amortizatio... 
02/25/14Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 25, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: March 4, 2014 - 10:40 a.m. Eastern TimeCowen and Company 34th Annual Health Care ConferenceBoston, Massachusetts A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived for 30 days. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements made in the presentati... 
02/19/14Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Pivot Medical, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 19, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Pivot Medical, Inc. (Pivot) in an all cash transaction. Pivot is a privately held business selling innovative products for hip arthroscopy with operating facilities in Sunnyvale, CA. Pivot was founded in 2007 with a focus on hip arthroscopy procedures treating femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI). Pivot has a platform of innovative instruments and implants to effici... 
02/18/14Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Berchtold Holding, AG
Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 18, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Berchtold Holding, AG (Berchtold) for an enterprise value of $172 million. Berchtold, a privately held business with operating facilities in Germany and the United States, sells world-class surgical infrastructure equipment.  Berchtold has been providing customer-centric healthcare equipment for over 90 years with sales in 2013 of approximately $125 million. Their product po... 
02/12/14Stryker Declares a 15% Increase in Quarterly Dividend
Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 12, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has increased its dividend 15%, compared to the prior year, by declaring a quarterly dividend of $0.305 per share payable on April 30, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2014.   Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array... 
02/07/14Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 7, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: February 13, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time2014 Leerink Global Healthcare ConferenceNew York, New York February 25, 2014 - 9:40 a.m. Eastern TimeCiti 2014 Global Healthcare ConferenceNew York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentations will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentations will be ... 
01/22/14Stryker Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results and 2014 Outlook
Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 22, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013: Fourth Quarter Highlights Net sales growth of 5.6% to $2.5 billion   Reconstructive                          5.8% or 8.0% constant currency  MedSurg                                  5.4% or 6.6% constant currency  Neurotechnology and Spine        5.4% or 7.5% constant currency    Reported diluted net earnings per share increased 42.3% to $1.0... 
01/16/14Stryker Corporation Named One of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For"
Fourth consecutive year Stryker has been named to this list Ranked 42 out of 100 Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 16, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it has been named as one of the 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in its 17th annual survey of top-rated workplaces in the United States. The list recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. This is the fourth consecutive year Stryker has been named to the list, and the company was ranked 42 out... 
01/02/14Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 2, 2014 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: January 15, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare ConferenceSan Francisco, California A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived for 30 days. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements made in the presentation m... 
12/31/13Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. for $120 Million
Kalamazoo, Michigan - December 31, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (PSTX) for $2.22 per share, with an aggregate purchase price of $120 million. Patient Safety Technologies conducts its business through its wholly owned subsidiary, SurgiCount Medical, Inc. The company's proprietary Safety-Sponge® System and SurgiCount 360(TM) compliance software help prevent Retained Foreign Objects (RFOs) in the operating ... 
12/30/13Stryker Receives FDA Clearance for Waste Management System
Kalamazoo, Michigan - December 30, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Instruments division has received 510(k) clearance for the Neptune 2 Waste Management System from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Neptune 2 Waste Management System minimizes risk to healthcare workers by eliminating harmful exposure to fluids and smoke in the operating room. This constantly closed system collects and disposes of surgical waste without operator assistance to prevent... 
12/17/13Stryker Completes Acquisition of MAKO Surgical Corp.
Kalamazoo, Michigan - December 17, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of MAKO Surgical Corp., a pioneer in the advancement of robotic arm assisted surgery in orthopaedics. "We're excited to welcome MAKO into our organization and combine their expertise in robotic arm assisted surgery with Stryker's innovations in joint reconstruction to further advance the growth of this compelling technology. The long-term potential ... 
12/13/13Stryker to Provide Fourth Quarter 2013 Results and 2014 Outlook on January 22, 2014
Kalamazoo, Michigan - December 13, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will release operating results for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The Company will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time that day to discuss the Company's results, provide an operational update and outlook for 2014. To participate in the conference call dial (866) 436-9172 (domestic) or (630) 691-2760 (international) and be prepa... 
12/04/13Stryker Declares a 15% Increase in Quarterly Dividend
Kalamazoo, Michigan - December 4, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has increased its dividend 15% by declaring a quarterly dividend of $0.305 per share payable on January 31, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2013.   "Given our strong balance sheet and cash flow generation, we continue to expand our dividend, which has grown 26% on a compound annual basis since 2008," said Kevin A. Lobo, President and Ch... 
11/26/13Stryker Announces Election of New Director, Andrew K. Silvernail
Kalamazoo, Michigan - November 26, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors with the election of Andrew K. Silvernail as a director, effective November 26, 2013. Mr. Silvernail is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IDEX Corporation, an applied solutions company specializing in fluid and metering technologies, health and science technologies, and fire, safety and other diversified products. He was appointed CEO in August 2011 and... 
10/17/13Stryker Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results
Kalamazoo, Michigan - October 17, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the third quarter of 2013: Third Quarter Highlights Net sales growth of 4.8% to $2.2 billion  Reconstructive increased 6.5% as reported, 9.2% constant currency  MedSurg increased 1.5% as reported, 2.6% constant currency  Neurotechnology and Spine increased 7.7% as reported, 10.0% constant currency  Adjusted diluted net earnings per share(1) increased 1.0% to $0.98   Reported ... 
09/25/13Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire MAKO Surgical Corp. for $1.65 Billion
Kalamazoo, Michigan - September 25, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire MAKO Surgical Corp. (MAKO) for $30.00 per share with an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.65 billion. This transaction contemplates the issuance by MAKO of an additional 3.953 million shares in connection with an anticipated acquisition which Stryker expects MAKO will consummate as part of MAKO's normal course of business. Founded in 2004, MAKO has pioneered th... 
09/17/13Stryker to Host Conference Call on October 17, 2013
Kalamazoo, Michigan - September 17, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 and provide an operational update. Final operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial (866) 436-9172 (domestic) or (630) 691-2760 (internatio... 
08/30/13Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - August 30, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will participate in the following investor conference: September 10, 2013 - 11:45 a.m. Eastern TimeMorgan Stanley Global Healthcare ConferenceNew York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived for 30 days. This presentation contains information that includes or is based on forward-looking s... 
08/06/13Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - August 6, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will participate in the following investor conference: August 14, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. Eastern TimeCanaccord Genuity 33rd Annual Growth ConferenceBoston, Massachusetts A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived for 30 days. This presentation contains information that includes or is based on forward-looking... 
07/29/13Stryker to Host Analyst Meeting
Kalamazoo, Michigan - July 29, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host an Analyst Meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in Mahwah, New Jersey. Kevin Lobo, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by leaders of the Company's key business units. A simultaneous webcast of the meeting will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the For Investors page.  The webcast will be archived on thi... 
07/25/13Stryker Declares a $0.265 Per Share Quarterly Dividend
Kalamazoo, Michigan - July 25, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.265 per share payable on October 31, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2013, representing an increase of 25% versus the prior year. Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient c... 
07/18/13Stryker Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
Kalamazoo, Michigan - July 18, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the second quarter of 2013:Second Quarter HighlightsNet sales growth of 5.0% to $2.2 billion Reconstructive increased 5.6% as reported, 7.6% constant currency MedSurg increased 4.2% as reported, 4.8% constant currency Neurotechnology and Spine increased 5.4% as reported, 7.5% constant currency Adjusted diluted net earnings per share(1) increased 2.0% to $1.00  Reported diluted net earnings per sha... 
06/18/13Stryker to Host Conference Call on July 18, 2013
Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 18, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 and provide an operational update. Final operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial (866) 436-9172 (domestic) or (630) 691-2760 (international) and be prepar... 
06/04/13Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 4, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: June 12, 2013 - 8:40 a.m. Pacific TimeGoldman Sachs 34th Annual Global Healthcare ConferenceRancho Palos Verdes, California June 18, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern TimeWells Fargo Securities 2013 Healthcare ConferenceBoston, Massachusetts A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentations will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com... 
05/23/13Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - May 23, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will participate in the following investor conference: June 4, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern TimeJefferies 2013 Global Healthcare ConferenceNew York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived for 30 days. This presentation contains information that includes or is based on forward-looking statements... 
05/20/13Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - May 20, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will participate in the following investor conference: May 30, 2013 - 8:40 a.m. Eastern TimeDeutsche Bank Securities 38th Annual Health Care ConferenceBoston, Massachusetts A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived for 30 days. This presentation contains information that includes or is based on forward-... 
05/07/13Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - May 7, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will participate in the following investor conference: May 15, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. Pacific TimeBank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Health Care ConferenceLas Vegas, Nevada A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived for 30 days. This presentation contains information that includes or is based on forward-looking... 
04/30/13Stryker Declares a $0.265 Per Share Quarterly Dividend
Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 30, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.265 per share payable on July 31, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 28, 2013, representing an increase of 25% versus the prior year. Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. Th... 
04/24/13Stryker Reports First Quarter 2013 Results
Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 24, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the first quarter of 2013:First Quarter HighlightsNet sales growth of 1.3% to $2.2 billion Reconstructive increased 1.2% as reported, 2.8% constant currency MedSurg increased 0.3% as reported, 1.0% constant currency Neurotechnology and Spine increased 4.0% as reported, 5.7% constant currency Adjusted net earnings(1) increased 4.0% to $394 million Adjusted diluted net earnings per share(2) increas... 
04/10/13FDA Classifies Voluntary ShapeMatch® Cutting Guides Recall as Class I Recall
Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 10, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that its orthopaedic division has received notice that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed the voluntary recall of its ShapeMatch Cutting Guides and that it will be classified as a Class I recall.ShapeMatch Cutting Guides are intended to be used as patient specific surgical instrumentation to assist in the positioning of total knee replacement components intraoperatively and in guiding the ... 
04/08/13Stryker Announces Appointment of William Jellison to the Position of Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 8, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that William Jellison has joined the Company in the position of Vice President, Chief Financial Officer reporting to Kevin A. Lobo, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 22, 2013.  In this role, Mr. Jellison will have global responsibilities for Stryker's Finance and Information Technology activities, including Corporate Accounting, Reporting, Tax, Treasury and Internal Audit functions. Dean Bergy, St... 
03/27/13Stryker to Host Conference Call on April 24, 2013
Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 27, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 and provide an operational update. Final operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial (866) 436-9172 (domestic) or (630) 691-2760 (international) and be p... 
03/21/13Stryker Announces Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 21, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is scheduled as follows:             April 30, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time            Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites at The Kalamazoo Center            Kalamazoo, Michigan Information about the webcast, which will include both the audio and the slide presentation from the meeting, is available in the Calendar of Events area of the Investor section of our website... 
03/20/13Stryker Corporation Announces Pricing of $1.0 Billion Senior Notes Offering
Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it has priced an offering to sell $600 million of senior unsecured notes due 2018 (the "2018 Notes") and $400 million of senior unsecured notes due 2043 (the "2043 Notes").  The 2018 Notes will bear interest at 1.300% per year and, unless previously redeemed, will mature on April 1, 2018.  The 2043 Notes will bear interest at 4.100% per year and, unless previously redeemed, will mature on April 1, 2043.   The Company inten... 
03/12/13Stryker Receives FDA Warning Letter
Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 12, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Instruments division has received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to observations made during a November 2012 inspection at its Portage, Michigan location.The letter concerns quality system observations made during the inspection and cites Stryker for failing to notify the FDA of a product recall, and for marketing devices, including the Neptune Waste Manageme... 
03/01/13Stryker Announces $250 Million Accelerated Share Repurchase Program
Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 1, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today it has entered into an Accelerated Share Repurchase agreement (ASR) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA to repurchase an aggregate of $250 million of the Company's common stock.  The ASR is part of the Company's existing share repurchase authorization that was increased by the Board of Directors to $1.0 billion in December 2012.   "We continue to be committed to a capital allocation strategy that includes acqui... 
03/01/13Stryker Completes Acquisition of Trauson Holdings Company Limited
Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 1, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the successful completion of its previously announced voluntary general offer to acquire Trauson Holdings Company Limited (Trauson). Trauson is the leading trauma manufacturer in China and a major competitor in the spine segment. "With the acquisition of Trauson, we are well positioned to broaden our presence in China and to expand into the fast growing value segment of the emerging markets. We look for... 
02/15/13Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 15, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: February 25, 2013 - 10:20 a.m. Eastern TimeCiti 2013 Global Healthcare ConferenceNew York, New York March 5, 2013 - 10:40 a.m. Eastern TimeCowen and Company 33rd Annual Health Care ConferenceBoston, Massachusetts A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentations will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The present... 
02/14/13Stryker Announces Correction of Dividend Record Date
Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 14, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that the record date for its quarterly dividend of $0.265 per share payable on April 30, 2013, will be March 28, 2013, instead of the previously announced record date of March 29, 2013.Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of in... 
02/13/13Stryker Declares a $0.265 per Share Quarterly Dividend
Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 13, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.265 per share payable on April 30, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 29, 2013, representing an increase of 25% versus the prior year. Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient car... 
01/23/13Stryker Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results
Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 23, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012: Quarter Highlights Net sales growth of 5.5% to $2.3 billion  Reconstructive increased 6.7% as reported, 7.4% constant currency  MedSurg increased 2.4% as reported, 2.7% constant currency  Neurotechnology and Spine increased 9.7% as reported, 10.8% constant currency  Adjusted net earnings(1) increased 11.8% to $436 million  Adjusted dilute... 
01/17/13Stryker Announces Definitive Offer to Acquire Trauson Holdings Company Limited
Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 17, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) and Trauson Holdings Company Limited (SEHK:0325.HK) announced today that Stryker will make a voluntary general offer to acquire all the shares of Trauson for HK$7.50 per ordinary share for a total consideration of $764 million in an all cash transaction, representing an enterprise value of approximately $685 million. Trauson's controlling shareholder, Luna Group, has undertaken to accept the offer from Stryker by tenderi... 
01/16/13Stryker Corporation Named One of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For"
Third consecutive year Stryker has been named to this list Ranked 61st out of 100 Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 16, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE Magazine in its 16th annual survey of top-rated workplaces in the United States. This is the third consecutive year Stryker has been named to the list, and the company was ranked 61st out of 100. The full list and related stories will be available ... 
01/09/13Stryker Provides Preliminary 2012 Results and Updates 2013 Outlook
Preliminary Fourth Quarter Highlights Preliminary net sales growth of 5.5% to $2.3 billion  Reconstructive increased 6.7% as reported, 7.4% constant currency  MedSurg increased 2.4% as reported, 2.7% constant currency  Neurotechnology and Spine increased 9.7% as reported, 10.8% constant currency  Preliminary Full Year Highlights Preliminary net sales growth of 4.2% to $8.7 billion  Reconstructive increased 3.1% as reported, 4.4% constant curren... 
01/07/13Stryker Announces Appointment of Scott Bruder, MD, PhD to the Position of Vice President, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
Kalamazoo, Michigan - (January 7, 2013) - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that Scott P. Bruder, MD, PhD has joined the Company in the newly created position of Vice President, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, reporting to Kevin A. Lobo, President and Chief Executive Officer.  In this role, Dr. Bruder will oversee the clinical and scientific efforts of Stryker Corporation, including academic, industrial and governmental scientific partnerships.  In addition, he will represent Stryke... 
01/02/13Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 2, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: January 9, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare ConferenceSan Francisco, California A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived for 30 days. Certain statements made in this presentation may contain information th... 
12/05/12Stryker Declares a 25% Increase in Quarterly Dividend and Announces Increase in Its Share Repurchase Authorization to $1 Billion
Kalamazoo, Michigan - December 5, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has increased its dividend 25% by declaring a quarterly dividend of $0.265 per share payable on January 31, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2012.   Stryker also announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase an additional $405 million of its common stock, which raises the total share repurchase author... 
11/08/12Stryker Announces Changes to Executive Leadership
Kalamazoo, Michigan - November 8, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the appointment of David K. Floyd to the role of Group President, Orthopaedics, effective November 15, 2012. Orthopaedics includes the Company's Reconstructive, Trauma and Extremities, Joint Preservation, Orthobiologics and Performance Solutions businesses.  Mr. Floyd will report to Kevin A. Lobo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker. "David brings a strong medical device and orthopaedic ... 
11/01/12Stryker Completes Acquisition of Privately-Held Surpass Medical, Ltd.
Kalamazoo, Michigan - November 1, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the closing of its previously announced acquisition of privately-held Surpass Medical, Ltd. (Surpass). Surpass is developing and commercializing the NeuroEndoGraft family of next-generation flow diversion stent technology to treat brain aneurysms using a unique mesh design and delivery system. "With the acquisition of Surpass Medical we are continuing to expand our global product portfolio in the fast... 
10/17/12Stryker Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
Sales of $2.1 billion, growth of 1.0%    Adjusted diluted net earnings per share(1) of $0.97, growth of 6.6%  Adjusted diluted net earnings per share full year guidance revised to a range of $4.04 to $4.07 per share for 2012 and $4.25 to $4.40 for 2013  Kalamazoo, Michigan - October 17, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the third quarter of 2012 with net sales of $2.1 billion, up 1.0% and adjusted diluted net earnings per share(1) of $0.97, an increa... 
10/16/12Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Privately-Held Surpass Medical, Ltd. for $135 Million
Kalamazoo, Michigan - October 16, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Surpass Medical, Ltd. (Surpass) in an all cash transaction for $100 million and up to an additional $35 million of milestone payments. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel with manufacturing and R&D in Miramar, Florida, Surpass is developing and commercializing next-generation flow diversion stent technology to treat brain aneurysms using a... 
10/01/12Stryker Names Kevin A. Lobo as President and Chief Executive Officer
Kalamazoo, Michigan - October 1, 2012 - Stryker Corporation's (NYSE:SYK) Board of Directors announced today that Kevin A. Lobo has been named the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He has also been named to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Lobo joined Stryker in April 2011, and was most recently Group President of Stryker Orthopaedics. Orthopaedics includes the Company's Reconstructive, Osteosynthesis, Joint Preservation, Orthobiologics and Performance ... 
09/18/12Stryker to Host Conference Call on October 17, 2012
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - September 18, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in ... 
09/10/12Stryker Declares a $0.2125 per Share Quarterly Dividend
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - September 10, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.2125 per share payable on October 31, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 28, 2012, representing an increase of 18% versus the prior year. Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to hel... 
09/05/12Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - September 5, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences:         September 11, 2012 - 9:10 a.m. Eastern Time        Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference        New York, New York         September 13, 2012 - 6:20 a.m. Eastern Time (11:20 a.m. British Summer Time)        Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global He... 
07/26/12Stryker to Host Analyst Meeting
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;}Kalamazoo, Michigan  - July 26, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will host an Analyst Meeting on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in Mahwah, New Jersey.Curt Hartman, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by leaders of the Company's key business units.A simultaneous webcast of the mee... 
07/18/12Stryker Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Sales of $2.1 billion, growth of 2.9%    Adjusted diluted net earnings per share(1) of $0.98, growth of 8.9%  Kalamazoo, Michigan - July 18, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the second quarter of 2012 with net sales of $2.1 billion, up 2.9% and adjusted diluted net earnings per share(1) of $0.98, an increase of 8.9%. "Leveraging the strength of our broad based produ... 
06/19/12Stryker Declares a $0.2125 per Share Quarterly Dividend
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 19, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.2125 per share payable on July 31, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 29, 2012.     Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently... 
06/07/12Stryker to Host Conference Call on July 18, 2012
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 7, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call... 
05/24/12Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - May 24, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences:         June 6, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time        Goldman Sachs 33rd Annual Global Health Care Conference        Rancho Palos Verdes, California         June 20, 2012 - 10:05 a.m. Eastern Time        Wells Fargo Securities 2012 Healthcare Conference        Boston... 
05/01/12Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - May 1, 2012 -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences:         May 8, 2012 - 11:20 a.m. Eastern Time        Deutsche Bank Securities 37th Annual Health Care Conference        Boston, Massachusetts         May 16, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time        Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference        Las V... 
04/17/12Stryker Reports First Quarter 2012 Results
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;}Net sales growth of 7.2% to $2.2 billion Adjusted diluted net earnings per share(1) growth of 10.0% to $0.99 Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 17, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the first quarter of 2012:Quarter HighlightsReported net sales increased 7.2% to $2.2 billion Reconstructive increased 5.2% MedSurg increased 7.5% Neurotechnology and Spine increased 12.4% Adjusted net earning... 
03/19/12Stryker Announces Annual Meeting of Shareholders
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 19, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is scheduled as follows: April 24, 2012 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern TimeRadisson Plaza Hotel & Suites at The Kalamazoo CenterKalamazoo, Michigan Information about the webcast, which will include both the audio and the slide presentation from the meeting, is available in the Calendar of Event... 
03/12/12Stryker to Host Conference Call on April 17, 2012
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 12, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference ... 
03/02/12Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 2, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: March 14, 2012 - 9:30 a.m. Eastern TimeBarclays Capital Global Healthcare ConferenceMiami, Florida A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived for 30 days. Cert... 
02/09/12Stryker Declares a $0.2125 Per Share Quarterly Dividend
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 9, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.2125 per share payable on April 30, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 30, 2012.     With an 18% increase versus the prior year in Stryker's quarterly dividend payment, we are affirming our commitment to maximizing shareholder value t... 
02/08/12Stephen P. MacMillan Resigns as Chairman, President and CEO of Stryker Corporation
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Chief Financial Officer Curt Hartman Named Interim CEOLead Independent Director William U. Parfet Becomes Non-Executive Chairman Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 8, 2012 - The Board of Directors of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that Stephen P. MacMillan has resigned as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for family reasons, effective immediately. Curt Hartman, Vice President and Chie... 
02/03/12Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 3, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: February 16, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. Eastern TimeLeerink Swann 2012 Global Healthcare ConferenceNew York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived for 3... 
01/24/12Stryker Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
TABLE.hugin { BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: black; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: black; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: black; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: black } TD.hugin { BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: black; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: black; PADDING-LEFT: 3px; PADDING-RIGHT: 3px; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: black; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: black; PADDING-TOP: 3px } Fourth Quarter Highlights  Net sales growth of 11.0% to $2.2 billion  Adjusted diluted net earnings per share(1) growth of 9.7% to $1.02  C... 
01/19/12Stryker Corporation Named One of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For"
Second consecutive year Stryker has been named to this list  Ranked 80th out of 100  Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 19, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE Magazine in their 15th annual survey of top-rated workplaces in the United States. This is the second consecutive year Stryker has been named to the list, and the company was ranked 80th out of 100. The full list and related stories wi... 
01/18/12Stryker Reaches Settlement with the U.S. Attorney's Office
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 18, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that Stryker Biotech has reached a settlement with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.  As part of the settlement, Stryker has agreed to plead to one misdemeanor charge and pay a non-tax deductible fine of $15 million. As a result of this resolution, the Department of Justice has agreed to dismiss all... 
01/10/12Stryker Increases Expected 2011 Results and Provides 2012 Outlook
TABLE.hugin { BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: black; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: black; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: black; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: black } TD.hugin { BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: black; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px !important; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: black; PADDING-LEFT: 3px !important; PADDING-RIGHT: 3px !important; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: black; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: black; PADDING-TOP: 3px !important } Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 10, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that preliminary net sales were $2.2 ... 
01/03/12Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 3, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: January 11, 2012 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare ConferenceSan Francisco, California A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The presentation will be archived fo... 
12/07/11Stryker Announces Additional $500 Million Share Repurchase Program and Declares 18% Increase in Quarterly Dividend
table.hugin { border-color:black;} td.hugin { padding: 3px; border-color:black;} Kalamazoo, Michigan - December 7, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has increased its dividend 18% by declaring a quarterly dividend of $0.2125 per share payable on January 31, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 29, 2011.   Stryker also announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase an addition... 
12/02/11Stryker Announces Completion of TREVO 2 Trial Enrollment
TABLE.hugin { BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: black; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: black; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: black; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: black } TD.hugin { BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: black; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: black; PADDING-LEFT: 3px; PADDING-RIGHT: 3px; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: black; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: black; PADDING-TOP: 3px } Kalamazoo, Michigan - December 2, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that Stryker Neurovascular and its Concentric Medical (Concentric) business has c... 
11/10/11Stryker Announces Actions to Drive Over $100 Million In Annual Productivity Gains
Kalamazoo, Michigan - November 10, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced its intention to implement focused workforce reductions of approximately 5% of its global workforce and other restructuring activities that are anticipated to reduce annual pre-tax operating costs by over $100 million beginning in 2013.  The targeted reductions and other restructuring activities are being initiated to provide efficiencies and realign resources in advance of the new Medical Device Excise Tax sch... 
10/19/11Stryker Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results
Net sales growth of 14.9% to $2.03 billion  Adjusted diluted net earnings per share growth of 13.8% to $0.91  Adjusted diluted net earnings per share full year guidance raised to $3.70 to $3.74 per share  Kalamazoo, Michigan - October 19, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the third quarter 2011 as follows: Third Quarter Highlights Reported net sales increased 14.9% to $2.03 billion   Reconstructive increased 8.0%   MedSurg increased 12.0%  Neur... 
10/03/11Stryker Completes Acquisition of Privately-Held Concentric Medical, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan - October 3, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the closing of its previously announced acquisition of privately-held Concentric Medical, Inc. (Concentric).  Concentric develops, manufactures and markets minimally invasive products for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS).   "With the acquisition of Concentric Medical and its leadership team we are further broadening our commitment to advancing care within the interventional neurovascular sp... 
09/13/11Stryker Corporation Announces Pricing of Senior Notes
Kalamazoo, Michigan - September 13, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it has priced an offering to sell $750 million of senior unsecured notes due 2016 (the "2016 Notes").  The 2016 Notes will bear interest at 2.000% per year and, unless previously redeemed, will mature on September 30, 2016.       The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital and other general corporate purposes, including acquisitions, stock repurchases ... 
09/13/11Stryker to Host Conference Call on October 19, 2011
Kalamazoo, Michigan - September 13, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day.   To participate in the conference call dial 800-706-7749 (domestic) or 617-614-3474 (international... 
08/31/11Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Privately Held Concentric Medical, Inc. for $135 Million
Kalamazoo, Michigan - August 31, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Concentric Medical, Inc. (Concentric) in an all cash transaction for $135 million. Founded in 1999 and based in Mountain View, California, Concentric develops, manufactures and markets minimally invasive products for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Concentric's products include devices for the removal of thrombus in patients experiencing acute i... 
08/25/11Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
Kalamazoo, Michigan - August 25, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences:   September 7, 2011 - 10:55 a.m. Eastern Time                              Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference 2011Boston, Massachusetts   September 13, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. Eastern TimeMorgan Stanley Global Healthcare ConferenceNew York, New York   A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentations will be available on Stryker's website a... 
08/19/11Stryker Declares a $0.18 Per Share Quarterly Dividend
Kalamazoo, Michigan - August 19, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share payable on October 31, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2011.       With a 20% increase versus the prior year in Stryker's quarterly dividend payment, we are affirming our commitment to maximizing shareholder value through an approach that leverages our balance sheet to address sharehold... 
08/18/11Stryker Appoints Ramesh Subrahmanian to Group President, International
Kalamazoo, Michigan - August 18, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the appointment of Ramesh Subrahmanian to the role of Group President, International, effective September 1, 2011. This role was formerly held by Andrew Fox-Smith, who is leaving Stryker to pursue other career opportunities. Subrahmanian will report to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen P. MacMillan.     "Ramesh brings a strong global perspective to Stryker through his successful l... 
08/02/11Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - August 2, 2011- Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference:   August 9, 2011 - 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time31st Annual Canaccord Genuity Growth ConferenceBoston, Massachusetts   A simultaneous webcast will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The webcast for the 31st Annual Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference will be archived for 30 days.   Certain statements made in this presentation may con... 
07/19/11Stryker Reports 16% Sales Growth, 12.5% Adjusted Diluted Net Earnings Per Share Growth For Quarter Ended June 30, 2011
Kalamazoo, Michigan - July 19, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 as follows:   Second Quarter Highlights   Net sales increased 11.9% on a constant currency basis (16.3% as reported) to $2.05 billion  Sales of Reconstructive products increased 1.8% on a constant currency basis (7.4% increase as reported)  Sales of MedSurg products increased 11.9% on a constant currency basis (15.0% as reported)  Sales of Neurotechnology a... 
07/06/11Stryker Completes Acquisition of Privately-Held Memometal Technologies S.A.
Kalamazoo, Michigan - July 6, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the closing of its previously announced acquisition of privately-held Memometal Technologies S.A. (Memometal).  France based Memometal develops, manufactures and markets products for extremity indications based on its proprietary methods for preparing and manufacturing a shape memory metal alloy.    "The acquisition of Memometal provides Stryker with the platform to further establish our company as a key... 
06/28/11Stryker Completes Acquisition of Orthovita, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 28, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Orthovita, Inc., a global developer and manufacturer of orthobiologic and biosurgery products through an all cash tender offer. "With this acquisition we are meaningfully expanding our orthobiologics product portfolio and strengthening our competitive position in key segments of the Spine, Orthopaedics and Biosurgery markets," said Stephen P. MacMi... 
06/27/11Stryker Announces Successful Completion Of Tender Offer For Orthovita, Inc. With Over 87.6% of Shares Tendered
Kalamazoo, Michigan, June 27, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) ("Stryker") announced today the successful completion of a tender offer through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Owl Acquisition Corporation ("Purchaser"), for all outstanding shares of common stock of Orthovita, Inc. (NasdaqGM: VITA) ("Orthovita") for $3.85 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes.  The tender offer and withdrawal rights... 
06/16/11Stryker to Host Conference Call on July 19, 2011
Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 16, 2011- Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day.   To participate in the conference call dial 800-884-5695 (domestic) or 617-786-2960 (international) and enter the parti... 
06/09/11Stryker Declares a $0.18 Per Share Quarterly Dividend
Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 9, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share payable on July 29, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2011.       The quarterly dividend payment represents a 20% increase versus the prior year and is consistent with Stryker's commitment to leveraging its balance sheet and strong cash flow generation to maximize shareholder value. The dividend ... 
06/06/11Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Privately-Held Memometal Technologies S.A. for $162 Million
Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 6, 2011-  Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Memometal Technologies S.A. (Memometal) in an all cash transaction for $150 million and up to an additional $12 million of milestone payments. France based Memometal develops, manufactures and markets products for extremity indications based on its proprietary methods for preparing and manufacturing a shape memory metal alloy.  Memometal is rapidly establishing ... 
05/31/11Stryker Appoints Kevin Lobo to Group President, Orthopaedics
Kalamazoo, Michigan - May 31, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the appointment of Kevin Lobo, Group President, Neurotechnology and Spine, to the role of Group President, Orthopaedics, effective June 13, 2011. This role was formerly held by Mike Mogul, who announced his intention to join DJO Global, Inc. as CEO.  Lobo will continue to report to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen P. MacMillan.   "Kevin's global leadership skills and prior healthcare a... 
05/27/11Stryker Commences Tender Offer for Acquisition of Orthovita, Inc.
  Kalamazoo, Michigan / Malvern, Pennsylvania - May 27, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) ("Stryker") and Orthovita, Inc. (NasdaqGM: VITA) ("Orthovita") announced today that Stryker's indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Owl Acquisition Corporation, has commenced the previously announced tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Orthovita for $3.85 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest and less any required withholding taxes.   On May 1... 
05/25/11Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
Kalamazoo, Michigan - May 25, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences:   June 7, 2011 - 10:30 a.m. Eastern TimeJefferies 2011 Global Healthcare ConferenceNew York, New York   June 15, 2011 - 9:20 a.m. Central TimeWilliam Blair & Company Growth Stock ConferenceChicago, Illinois   June 22, 2011 - 10:15 a.m. Eastern TimeWells Fargo Securities 2011 Healthcare ConferenceBoston, Massachusetts   A simultaneous web... 
05/24/11Stryker Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance for Shapematch® Cutting Guides
Kalamazoo, Michigan – May 24, 2011 - Stryker Orthopaedics, a division of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK), today announced that its ShapeMatch Cutting Guides have been granted 510(k) market clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use with the company’s Triathlon Total Knee System.  The single-use ShapeMatch Cutting Guides are designed and manufactured from patient-specific 3D imaging data that is derived from MRI or CT scans. ShapeMatch Technology utilizes proprietary 3D imagi... 
05/16/11Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Orthovita, Inc. for $3.85 Per Share in Cash
Kalamazoo, Michigan - May 16, 2011- Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Orthovita, Inc. (Nasdaq:VITA), a global developer and manufacturer of orthobiologic and biosurgery products through an all cash tender offer. Orthovita competes in the $5 billion orthobiologics market and is a global leader in synthetic bone grafts with its Vitoss ™ product offering, and also competes in vertebral augmentation with its Cortoss™ product offering. In addition,... 
04/27/11Stryker Announces Kevin Lobo to Head New Neurotechnology and Spine Group
Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 27, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) today announced that former Johnson & Johnson executive Kevin Lobo was appointed as a group president to lead the newly formed Neurotechnology and Spine Group. Lobo joins Stryker after nearly a decade at Johnson & Johnson, where he held a number of senior-level leadership roles, most recently as worldwide president of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a $4 billion division with more than 5,000 employees.  These moves follow St... 
04/25/11Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 25, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences:  May 2, 2011 - 11:20 a.m. Eastern Time Deutsche Bank 36thAnnual Health Care Conference Boston, Massachusetts   May 11, 2011 - 4:20 p.m. Pacific TimeBank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care ConferenceLas Vegas, Nevada  -->   May 2, 2011 - 11:20 a.m. Eastern Time Deutsche Bank 36thAnnual Health Care Conferenc... 
04/19/11Stryker Reports 12% Sales Growth, 10% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended March 31, 2011
Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 19, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 as follows: First Quarter HighlightsNet sales increased 10.2% on a constant currency basis (12.0% as reported) to $2.02 billion  Sales of Reconstructive products decreased 0.2% on a constant currency basis (1.9% increase as reported)  Sales of MedSurg products increased 11.9% on a constant currency basis (13.1% as reported)  Sales of Neurotechnology and Spine prod... 
03/22/11Stryker Announces Annual Shareholder Meeting
Kalamazoo, Michigan -- March 22, 2011 -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that its 2011 Annual Shareholder Meeting is scheduled as follows:               April 26, 2011 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time            Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites at The Kalamazoo Center            Kalamazoo, Michigan            Information about the webcast, which will include both the audio and the slide presentation from the meeting, is available in the Calendar of Events area of the Investor section of ... 
03/10/11Stryker to Host Conference Call on April 19, 2011
Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 10, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial 866-362-4666 (domestic) or 617-597-5313 (international) and enter the pa... 
02/28/11Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 28, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: March 8, 2011 - 11:00 a.m. Eastern TimeCowen and Company 31st Annual Health Care ConferenceBoston, Massachusetts   A simultaneous webcast will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The webcast for the Cowen and Company 31st Annual Health Care Conference will be archived for 30 days. Certain statements made in the presentatio... 
02/22/11Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 22, 2011 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: March 1, 2011 - 9:30 a.m. Eastern TimeCiti 2011 Global Health Care ConferenceNew York, New York   A simultaneous webcast will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com.  The webcast for the Citi 2011 Global Health Care Conference will be archived for 30 days.   Certain statements made in the presentation may contain information that ... 
02/15/11Stryker to Host Analyst Meeting
Kalamazoo, Michigan -- February 15, 2011 -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it will conduct an Analyst Meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in New York, New York. Stephen P. MacMillan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by leaders of the Company's key business units.            A simultaneous webcast of the meeting will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the For Investor... 
02/09/11Stryker Declares a $0.18 Per Share Quarterly Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share payable on April 29, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2011. The quarterly dividend payment represents a 20% increase versus the prior year and is consistent with Stryker's commitment to leveraging its balance sheet and strong cash flow generation to maximize shareholder v... 
02/01/11Stryker Completes Sale of OP-1 for use in Orthopaedic Bone Applications to Olympus
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today the closing of the previously announced sale of its OP-1 product family, which includes OP-1 Implant, OP-1 Putty, Opgenra and Osigraft, for use in orthopaedic bone applications. The transaction also includes the sale of the manufacturing facility in Lebanon, NH. Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform... 
01/25/11Stryker Reports 9% Sales Growth, 13% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended December 31, 2010
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2010 as follows: Fourth Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 8.6% on a constant currency basis (8.8% increase as reported) to $1,995 million Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 4.3% on a constant currency basis (4.5% increase as reported) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 15.4% on a constant currency basis (15... 
01/20/11Stryker Corporation Named One of FORTUNE Magazine's '100 Best Companies to Work For'
- First time for Stryker in company history - Ranked 68th out of 100; 9th for telecommuting KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE in the magazine's 14th annual survey of top-rated workplaces in the United States. This is Stryker's first time to be named to the list, and the company was ranked 68th out of 100; 9th for the employee benefit of telecom... 
01/10/11Stryker Increases Expected 2010 Results and Provides 2011 Outlook
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that net sales were $1,995 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, representing an 8.8% increase over net sales of $1,834 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, and were $7,320 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, representing an 8.9% increase over net sales of $6,723 million for the year ended December 31, 2009. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 8.6% for the fourth... 
01/03/11Stryker Completes Acquisition of the Neurovascular Division of Boston Scientific
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today the closing of its previously announced acquisition of the assets of the Neurovascular division of Boston Scientific, the global leader in the approximately $900 million worldwide neurovascular market, which includes products used for the minimally invasive treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. "With the acquisition of Boston Scientific Neurovascular we are further broadening our... 
12/21/10Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: January 6, 2011 - 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time Goldman Sachs Healthcare CEO's Unscripted: A View from the Top New York, New York January 11, 2011 - 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time ... 
12/10/10Stryker Announces Election of New Director
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced an increase in the size of its Board of Directors to ten and the election of Allan C. Golston as a director, effective January 1, 2011. Mr. Golston has served since 2006 as President, United States Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is a director for Malt-O-Meal, a privately held breakfast cereal corporation. Mr. Golston has previously been a Chief Financial and Administr... 
12/08/10Stryker Announces Additional $500 Million Share Repurchase Program and Declares a 20% Increase in Quarterly Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has increased its dividend by 20% by declaring a quarterly dividend of $0.18per share payable on January 31, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2010. Stryker also announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase an additional $500 million of its common stock. The manner, timing and amoun... 
12/06/10Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell OP-1 for Use in Orthopaedic Bone Applications to Olympus
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Olympus Corporation for the sale of its OP-1 product family, which includes OP-1 Implant, OP-1 Putty, Opgenra and Osigraft, for use in orthopaedic bone applications for $60 million. The transaction also includes the sale of the manufacturing facility in Lebanon, NH. The planned sale is aligned with strategic objectives for both companies. S... 
11/17/10Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: December 1, 2010 - 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time 22nd Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference New York, New York A simultaneous webcast will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com. The webcast for the Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference will be archived for 30 days. Certain statements made in the pres... 
10/29/10Stryker Announces Acquisition of Privately-Held Porex Surgical
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today the acquisition of privately-held Porex Surgical, a division of Porex Corporation. Porex Surgical is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of bioimplantable porous polyethylene products (PPE) for use primarily in reconstructive surgery of the head and face. Porex has a long history in the PPE market with strong brand recognition and considerable clinical data supported by approximately 35... 
10/28/10Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire the Neurovascular Division of Boston Scientific for $1.5 Billion
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the Neurovascular division of Boston Scientific in an all cash transaction for $1.5 billion, which includes $100 million of milestone payments. The purchase price also reflects consideration for the present value of the future tax benefit for Stryker based on the asset purchase structure of the transaction. Boston Scientific Neurovascular is a g... 
10/19/10Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 as follows: Third Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 7.0% on a constant currency basis (6.9% as reported) to $1,768 million Orthopaedic Implants sales increased 1.3% on a constant currency basis (1.2% as reported) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 16.3% on a constant currency basis (16.1% as reported) Adju... 
09/15/10Stryker Declares a $0.15 Per Share Quarterly Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share payable on October 29, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2010. Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company provide... 
09/13/10Stryker to Host Conference Call on October 19, 2010
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial 866-270-6057(domestic)or 617-213-8891 (i... 
09/01/10Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept 01, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: September 14, 2010 - 9:45 a.m. Eastern Time Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference New York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com. The presentation for the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference will be archived for 30 days... 
08/25/10Stryker Announces Plans to Acquire Privately Held Gaymar Industries for $150 Million
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Gaymar Industries. Under the terms of the agreement, Stryker will acquire Gaymar Industries for approximately $150 million in an all-cash transaction. Gaymar specializes in support surface and pressure ulcer management solutions as well as the temperature management segment of the healthcare industry, with an attractive portfolio of capital and... 
07/29/10Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: August 5, 2010 - 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time BMO Capital Markets 10th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference New York, New York August 11, 2010 - 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time Canaccord Genuity 30th Annual Growth Conference Boston, Massachusetts A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presenta... 
07/20/10Stryker Reports 8% Sales Growth, 10% Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended June 30, 2010
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 as follows: Second Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 6.9% on a constant currency basis (7.6% as reported) to $1,758 million Orthopaedic Implants sales increased 1.4% on a constant currency basis (2.2% as reported) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 15.9% on a constant currency basis (16.4% as reported) Net ear... 
07/07/10Stryker to Host Conference Call on July 20, 2010
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 7, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial 800-901-5217 (domestic)or 617-786-2964 (international)... 
06/23/10Stryker Announces Election of New Director
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced an increase in the size of its Board of Directors to nine and the election of Dr. Roch Doliveux as a director. Dr. Doliveux has served since 2005 as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee of UCB S.A., a global biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Doliveux has previously been a Chief Executive Officer of Pierre Fabre Pharmaceuticals and President, Schering-Plough Internatio... 
06/21/10Stryker Declares a $0.15 Per Share Quarterly Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share payable on July 30, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2010. Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company provides innovat... 
06/14/10Stryker Facilities Earn LEED(R) Certifications
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that two of its manufacturing facilities have earned Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, developed by the USGBC, which provides a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, ope... 
06/09/10Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: June 15, 2010 - 2:10 p.m. Central Time William Blair & Company 30th Annual Growth Stock Conference Chicago, Illinois June 24, 2010 - 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time Wells Fargo Securities 2010 Healthcare Conference Boston, Massachusetts A simultaneous webcast of the Company's present... 
05/19/10Stryker Announces Resolution of Two FDA Warning Letters
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has informed the Company that the actions undertaken to address issues raised in two Warning Letters received in 2007 and 2009 are sufficient. The Company received a Warning Letter from FDA regarding compliance with certain quality system requirements at its reconstructive implant manufacturing facility in Cork, Ireland in 2007. In 2009, the... 
04/28/10Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: May 4, 2010 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time Deutsche Bank 35th Annual Health Care Conference Boston, Massachusetts May 12, 2010 - 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference New York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentations will b... 
04/20/10Stryker Reports 12% Sales Growth, 14% Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended March 31, 2010
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 as follows: First Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 8.7% on a constant currency basis (12.4% as reported) to $1,799 million Orthopaedic Implants sales increased 6.4% on a constant currency basis (10.7% as reported) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 12.2% on a constant currency b... 
03/25/10Stryker Announces Annual Shareholder Meeting
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its 2010 Annual Shareholder Meeting is scheduled as follows: April 27, 2010 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites at The Kalamazoo Center Kalamazoo, Michigan The Company will provide webcast and telephone access to the meeting. Information about the webcast, which will include both the audio and the slide presentation from the meetin... 
03/23/10Stryker Announces Resolution of FDA Warning Letter Related to Its Mahwah, New Jersey Manufacturing Facility
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) today announced that it has been informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the actions undertaken by the Company to address the issues raised in a 2007 Warning Letter are sufficient. The Company received the Warning Letter from FDA regarding compliance with certain quality system requirements at its reconstructive implant manufacturing facility in Mahwah, New Jersey in 2007. Followi... 
03/05/10Stryker to Host Conference Call on April 20, 2010
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 5, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial 866-713-8562 (domestic)or 617-597-5310 (internationa... 
03/01/10Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 1, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: March 9, 2010 - 3:20 p.m. Central Time Canaccord Adams' Musculoskeletal Conference New Orleans, LA A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com. The presentation for the Canaccord Adams' Musculoskeletal Conference will be archived for 30 days. Certai... 
02/25/10Stryker Declares a $0.15 Per Share Quarterly Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share payable on April 30, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 30, 2010. Stryker Corporation is one of the world's leading medical technology companies with the most broadly based range of products in orthopaedics and a significant presence in other medical specialties. Stryker works wit... 
02/02/10Stryker to Host Analyst Meeting
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb 02, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will conduct an Analyst Meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in New York, New York. Stephen P. MacMillan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by leaders of the Company's key business units. A simultaneous webcast of the meeting will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the For Inv... 
01/26/10Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 10% Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended December 31, 2009
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2009 as follows: Fourth Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 2.5% on a constant currency basis (6.8% increase as reported) to $1,834 million Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 4.7% on a constant currency basis (9.7% increase as reported) MedSurg Equipment sales decreased 0.7% on a constant currency basis (2.5% i... 
01/12/10Stryker Corporation Announces Pricing of Senior Notes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has priced an offering to sell $500 million of senior unsecured notes due 2015 (the "2015 Notes") and $500 million of senior unsecured notes due 2020 (the "2020 Notes"). The 2015 Notes will bear interest at 3.00% per year and, unless previously redeemed, will mature on January 15, 2015. The 2020 Notes will bear interest at 4.375% per year and, unless previously redeemed, will matu... 
01/12/10Stryker Updates Expected 2009 Results and Provides 2010 Outlook
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that net sales were $1,834 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, representing a 6.8% increase over net sales of $1,718 million for the fourth quarter of 2008, and were $6,723 million for the year ended December 31, 2009, representing a 0.1% increase from net sales of $6,718 million for the year ended December 31, 2008. On a constant currency basis, net sales increased 2.5% for the fourth ... 
01/06/10Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan 06, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: January 13, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time 28th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference San Francisco, California A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com. The presentation for the 28th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference will be archived for ... 
12/31/09Stryker Completes Acquisition of Ascent Healthcare Solutions
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec 31, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) today announced the closing of its previously announced acquisition of Ascent Healthcare Solutions, the market leader in the reprocessing and remanufacturing of medical devices in the U.S. "The acquisition of Ascent Healthcare Solutions will enhance our value proposition by offering our customers one of the most impactful programs in use at hospitals, allowing for significant costs savings to the... 
12/03/09Stryker Announces $750 Million Share Repurchase Program and Declares a $0.15 Per Share Quarterly Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $750 million of its common stock. The manner, timing and amount of any purchases will be determined by the Company's management based on their evaluation of market conditions, stock price and other factors and will be subject to regulatory considerations. Purchases may be made from time to time in the open market, in pri... 
11/30/09Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement To Acquire Ascent Healthcare Solutions
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Ascent Healthcare Solutions, Inc. the market leader in the reprocessing and remanufacturing of medical devices in the U.S. Under the terms of the agreement, Stryker will acquire Ascent Healthcare Solutions for $525 million in an all cash transaction. The closing is conditioned on the expiration or termination of all applicable waiti... 
11/10/09Stryker Announces Agreements To Acquire Assets
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has acquired OtisMed Corporation, a privately held, software technology firm. OtisMed will focus on customizable instrumentation that has the potential to complement the many benefits that surgeons and patients realize from Stryker's Triathlon Knee System, as well as other Stryker implants. OtisMed will operate as part of Stryker's Orthopaedics Division and remain located in Alameda, ... 
10/30/09Stryker Announces Change in Chairman of the Board of Directors
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 30 //PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that after a highly successful and distinguished 32-year career with Stryker Corporation, John W. Brown, has announced his decision to retire as Chairman of the Board and a Director effective December 31, 2009. Mr. Brown joined the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1977 and served in those positions until 2003. He has been a Director since 1977 and Chairman of the... 
10/30/09Stryker Modifies Its Dividend Policy and Declares Transition Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has modified its dividend policy to adopt a quarterly payment schedule in lieu of an annual dividend. In conjunction with this modification, the Company's Board of Directors has declared a cash transition dividend of $0.10 per share, payable December 16, 2009, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 18, 2009. The transition dividend will... 
10/28/09Stryker Statement in Response to the Indictment of Its Biotech Division
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) learned today that a federal grand jury in the District of Massachusetts has returned an indictment charging Stryker Biotech LLC and certain current and former employees of Stryker Biotech with wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), distribution of a misbranded device and false statements to the FDA. The Company disclosed in March of this year that its Biotech division ... 
10/20/09Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2009
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 as follows: Third Quarter Highlights Net sales of $1,653 million increased 1.2% on a constant currency basis (flat as reported) Orthopaedic Implants sales increased 6.9% on a constant currency basis (5.5% increase as reported) MedSurg Equipment sales decreased 6.7% on a constant currency basis (7... 
09/09/09Stryker To Host Conference Call on October 20, 2009
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009, and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009, will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial 800-706-7745 (domestic) or 617-614-347... 
09/03/09Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: September 15, 2009 - 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference New York, New York September 22, 2009 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time UBS Global Life Sciences Conference New York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentations will be available on Stry... 
09/01/09Stryker Announces Organizational Changes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announces senior level organizational changes, effective today. Lonny J. Carpenter, currently Group President, Instruments and Medical, assumes the newly created position of Group President, Global Quality and Operations, reporting to Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Mr. Carpenter will be responsible for setting and executing company-wide quality, manufact... 
07/29/09Stryker Announces Election of New Director
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 29, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced an increase in the size of its Board of Directors to nine and the election of Dr. Srikant M. Datar as a director. Dr. Datar serves as Senior Associate Dean and Director of Research at the Graduate School of Business Administration of Harvard University. He also holds the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professorship at Harvard University since joining that organization in 1996. Dr. Datar has... 
07/21/09Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2009
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 as follows: Second Quarter Highlights -- Net sales of $1,634 million were flat (0.1% decrease) on a constant currency basis (4.6% decrease as reported) -- Orthopaedic Implants sales increased 5.1% on a constant currency basis (0.2% decrease as reported) -- MedSurg Equipment sales decreased 7.7% on a c... 
06/11/09Stryker to Host Conference Call on July 21, 2009
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial 866-700-0133 (domestic) or 617-213-8831 (in... 
05/05/09Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: May 12, 2009 - 11:20 a.m. Eastern Time Bank of America and Merrill Lynch 2009 Health Care Conference New York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com. The presentation for the Bank of America a... 
04/29/09Stryker Announces Election of New Director
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 29, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced an increase in the size of its Board with the election of Howard L. Lance as a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Lance was elected along with the slate of the Company's seven current Directors nominated for re-election at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held today. Mr. Lance is currently Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Harris Corporation, an international co... 
04/20/09Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2009
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 as follows: First Quarter Highlights -- Net sales increased 3.3% on a constant currency basis (2.0% decrease as reported) to $1,601 million -- Orthopaedic Implants sales increased 6.2% on a constant currency basis (0.2% increase as reported) -- MedSurg Equipment sales decreased 1.0% on a constant cu... 
03/13/09Stryker to Host Conference Call on April 20, 2009
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial 866-700-5192 (domestic) or 617-213-8833 (inter... 
03/13/09Stryker to Provide Webcast and Telephone Access to Annual Shareholder Meeting
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will provide webcast and telephone access to its Annual Shareholder Meeting that will be held: April 29, 2009 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Radisson Plaza Hotel Kalamazoo, Michigan Information about the webcast, which will include both the audio and the video presentation from the meeting, is available in the Calendar of Events area of the Inve... 
01/30/09Stryker to Host Analyst Meeting
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will conduct an Analyst Meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in New York, New York. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by leaders of the Company's key business units. A simultaneous webcast of the meeting will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the For Invest... 
01/27/09Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended December 31, 2008
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2008 as follows: Fourth Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 3.6% (7.7% constant currency) to $1,718 million Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 4.2% (8.9% constant currency) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 2.8% (6.2% constant currency) Net earnings from continuing operations increased 0.6% to $278 m... 
01/09/09Stryker Updates Expected 2008 Results and Provides 2009 Outlook
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan 09, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that net sales were $1,718 million for the fourth quarter of 2008, representing a 3.6% increase over net sales of $1,658 million for the fourth quarter of 2007, and were $6,718 million for the year ended December 31, 2008, representing a 12.0% increase over net sales of $6,001 million for the year ended December 31, 2007. On a constant currency basis, net sales ... 
01/07/09Stryker To Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: January 14, 2009 -- 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time 27th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference San Francisco, California A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the For Investors page. The presentation... 
12/19/08Stryker Reduces 2008 Guidance
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that the Company's 2008 sales and earnings per share results will be below the guidance previously provided. As a result of lower than expected fourth quarter sales, full year 2008 constant currency revenue growth is now projected to be 9% to 10% compared to the Company's prior forecast of 11% to 12%. The sales shortfall is primarily a result of a significant and rapid contraction in hos... 
12/03/08Stryker Increases Annual Dividend by Over 20%
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker (NYSE: SYK) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a year-end cash dividend of forty cents per share, an increase of 21% over the thirty-three cent dividend declared in December 2007. The dividend is payable January 30, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2008. "Our continued growth in 2008 combined with our strong financial position have enabled us to return significan... 
11/10/08Stryker Announces Organizational and Leadership Changes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today a series of organization and leadership changes that leverage the Company's deep talent bench and position it for continued success. Si Johnson, Group President, MedSurg, has decided to retire following an exceptionally successful 29-year career with Stryker. It would be impossible to quantify the total impact Mr. Johnson has had on Stryker over these years, but what is very clear i... 
11/03/08Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: November 13, 2008 - 8:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time 2008 Credit Suisse Phoenix Health Care Conference Phoenix, Arizona A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the For Investors page. The presentation for the Credit Suisse Phoenix H... 
10/23/08Stryker Announces Additional Share Repurchase Authorization
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to an additional $250 million of its common stock. This authorization follows the completion of the previously announced $750 million share repurchase program. Under the $750 million program, completed the first week of October, the Company purchased 11.6 million shares of common stock. Purchases under the newly au... 
10/16/08Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2008
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2008 as follows: Third Quarter Highlights -- Net sales increased 13.7% (12.0% constant currency) to $1,653 million -- Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 12.0% (9.8% constant currency) -- MedSurg Equipment sales increased 16.2% (15.1% constant currency) -- Net earnings from continuing operati... 
09/12/08Stryker to Host Conference Call on October 16, 2008
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2008 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2008 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. To participate in the conference call dial 800-299-9630 (domestic) or 617-786-... 
09/12/08Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept 12, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: September 23, 2008 - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time UBS Global Life Sciences Conference New York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the For Investors page. The presentation for the UBS Gl... 
08/22/08Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: September 3, 2008 - 9:45 a.m. Eastern Time Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2008 Boston, Massachusetts September 17, 2008 - 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical Conference 2008 London, England Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's present... 
07/29/08Stryker To Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: August 6, 2008 - 11:15 a.m. Eastern Time BMO Capital Markets Focus on Healthcare Conference New York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the For Investors page. The presentation for the BMO Capital Markets... 
07/17/08Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2008
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 as follows: Second Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 17.0% (12.6% constant currency) to $1,713 million Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 14.5% (9.2% constant currency) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 20.8% (17.8% constant currency) Net earnings from continuing operations increased 27.4% to $306 million... 
06/20/08Stryker To Host Conference Call On July 17, 2008
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dean H. Bergy, Vice President a... 
05/28/08Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: June 11, 2008 - 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time Seventh Annual Needham & Company, LLC Biotechnology and Medical Technology Conference New York, New York June 12, 2008 - 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time Goldman Sachs Twenty-Ninth Annual Global Healthcare Conference Dana Point, California Simultaneous web... 
05/09/08Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its presentation time at the following investor conference has been revised from the previous announcement dated April 28, 2008. May 14, 2008 - 9:20 a.m. Pacific Time Bank of America 2008 Healthcare Conference Las Vegas, Nevada A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the Investor page. ... 
05/02/08Stryker's Biotech Division Receives FDA Warning Letter
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Biotech division has received a warning letter from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to quality systems and compliance issues at its Hopkinton, Massachusetts location. The warning letter concerns observations made during an inspection that was initiated in September 2007. The letter primarily cites issues relating to Stryker Biotech's handling of a past cl... 
04/28/08Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: May 1, 2008 - 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference Key Biscayne, Florida May 14, 2008 - 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time Bank of America 2008 Healthcare Conference Las Vegas, Nevada May 15, 2008 - 10:05 a.m. Central Time Robert W. Baird 2008 Growth Stoc... 
04/17/08Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2008
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008 as follows: First Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 14.7% (10.3% constant currency) to $1,634 million Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 12.4% (7.3% constant currency) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 18.1% (14.9% constant currency) Net earnings from continuing operations increased 20.1% from $242 ... 
03/28/08Stryker to Provide Webcast and Telephone Access to Annual Shareholder Meeting
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will provide webcast and telephone access to its Annual Shareholder Meeting that will be held: April 23, 2008 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Radisson Plaza Hotel Kalamazoo, Michigan Information about the webcast, which will include both the audio and the video presentation from the meeting, is available in the Calendar of Events area of the Investor section of th... 
03/28/08Stryker to Host Conference Call on April 17, 2008
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 28, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dean H... 
03/11/08Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: March 17, 2008 -- 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time Cowen and Company 28th Annual Health Care Conference Boston, Massachusetts March 18, 2008 -- 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time Lehman Brothers Eleventh Annual Global Healthcare Conference Miami, Florida Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's presentation... 
02/13/08Stryker Announces Share Repurchase Program
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $750 million of its common stock. Purchases may be made from time to time in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions or otherwise. The manner, timing and amount of any purchases will be determined by the Company's management based on their evaluation of market conditions, stock price and other fact... 
01/30/08Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan 30, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: February 6, 2008 - 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time 2008 Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Conference New York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via ... 
01/30/08Stryker to Host Analyst Meeting
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan 30, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will conduct an Analyst Meeting on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, in New York, New York. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by leaders of the Company's key business units. A simultaneous webcast of the meeting will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com v... 
01/23/08Stryker Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2007
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2007 as follows: Fourth Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 18.4% (14.4% constant currency) to $1,658 million Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 16.5% (11.8% constant currency) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 21.2% (18.2% constant currency) Net earnings from continuing operations increased 21.8% from $227 mill... 
01/22/08Stryker Issues Statement Regarding FDA Warning Letter
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) today issued the following statement in response to recent media attention regarding a Warning Letter dated November 28, 2007, that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published on its web site on January 15, 2008. While Stryker does not normally comment on discussions with the FDA, the Company believes it is obligated to provide additional information to healthcare professionals, ... 
12/18/07Stryker to Host Conference Call on January 23, 2008
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2007 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2007 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, ... 
12/18/07Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: January 8, 2008 - 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time 26th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference San Francisco, California January 30, 2008 - 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time Wachovia Healthcare Conference Boston, Massachusetts Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's presentations will be available on Stryke... 
12/06/07Stryker Increases Annual Dividend by 50%
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker (NYSE: SYK) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a year-end cash dividend of thirty-three cents per share, an increase of 50% over the twenty- two cent dividend declared in December 2006. The dividend is payable January 31, 2008 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2007. "Our accelerating revenue growth in 2007 combined with our strong overall financial position have put u... 
11/09/07Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its presentation time at the following investor conference has been revised from the previous announcement dated November 1, 2007. November 27, 2007 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference New York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the ... 
11/01/07Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: November 14, 2007 - 8:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time Credit Suisse Health Care Conference Phoenix, Arizona November 27, 2007 - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference New York, New York Simultaneous webca... 
10/17/07Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2007
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2007 as follows: Third Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 18.0% (15.7% constant currency) to $1,453 million Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 15.4% (12.6% constant currency) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 22.0% (20.3% constant currency) Net earnings from continuing operations increased 22.3% from... 
10/12/07Stryker Discloses Informal Inquiry Made by United States Securities and Exchange Commission
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) disclosed today that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has made an informal inquiry of the Company regarding possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with the sale of medical devices in certain foreign countries. Stryker is fully cooperating with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding this informal investigation. Stryker Corporation i... 
09/27/07Stryker Announces Resolution Related to March 2005 U.S. Department of Justice Subpoena
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has reached a resolution with the United States Attorney's office in Newark, New Jersey in connection with its investigation of consulting practices in the orthopaedic industry. The investigation began with a U.S. Department of Justice subpoena issued in March 2005 that requested documents for the period January 2002 through the present relating to "any and all consulting contra... 
09/14/07Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: September 25, 2007 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time UBS Global Life Sciences Conference New York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the For Investors page. The presentation for the UBS conference will be archived for 30 d... 
09/06/07Stryker To Host Conference Call on October 17, 2007
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2007 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2007 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dean H. Bergy, Vi... 
08/20/07Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: September 5, 2007 - 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2007 Boston, Massachusetts September 11, 2007 - 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference New York, New York September 17, 2007 - 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time ... 
07/19/07Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2007
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 as follows: Second Quarter Highlights -- Net sales increased 16.0% (14.2% constant currency) to $1,464 million * Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 14.6% (12.4% constant currency) * MedSurg Equipment sales increased 18.3% (17.0% constant currency) -- Diluted net earnings per share increased 25.0% to $.65... 
07/03/07FDA Approval Allows Stryker to Market Hip Resurfacing System In Third Quarter of 2007
Corin Group's FDA Approval for the Cormet(TM) Hip Resurfacing System Paves Way for Stryker to Educate and Advance the MarketKALAMAZOO, Mich., July 3, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will begin marketing Corin Group PLC's (LSE: CRG) Cormet Hip Resurfacing System as early as the third quarter of this year. This follows today's FDA approval of Cormet and is predicated on a comprehensive surgeon education protocol develope... 
06/22/07Stryker Corporation Recipient of the Gallup Great Workplace Award 2007
Stryker Corporation received award as a part of Gallup Great Workplace Summit KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it received the Gallup Great Workplace Award during a gala on June 11, 2007, in Washington, DC. The 12 award-winning organizations were evaluated by a panel of workplace experts and announced at The Gallup Great Workplace Summit on June 12, 2007. Stryker is among the winners because its results demonstrate i... 
06/14/07Stryker to Host Conference Call on July 19, 2007
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dean H. Bergy, Vice President a... 
06/04/07Stryker Completes Sale of Physiotherapy Associates to Water Street Healthcare Partners for Approximately $150 Million
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has completed the sale of its outpatient physical therapy business, Physiotherapy Associates, to Water Street Healthcare Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, for approximately $150 million in cash. Water Street has also committed additional equity capital with the expectation of accelerating Physiotherapy Associates' gro... 
06/01/07Stryker To Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: June 6, 2007 - 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time FTN Midwest Health Care Conference New York, New York June 13, 2007 - 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time Goldman Sachs Twenty-Eighth Annual Global Healthcare Conference Dana Point, California June 21, 2007 - 7:30 a.m. Central Time William Blair &am... 
05/22/07Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: May 30, 2007 - 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time Sanford Bernstein's 23rd Annual Strategic Decisions Conference New York, New York May 31, 2007 - 9:20 a.m. Pacific Time Bank of America 2007 Health Care Conference Las Vegas, Nevada Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's presentations will be availab... 
04/24/07Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: May 3, 2007 - 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time Deutsche Bank's 32nd Annual Health Care Conference Washington, DC May 4, 2007 - 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference Key Biscayne, Florida May 9, 2007 - 8:55 a.m. Central Time Baird's 2007 Growth Stock Con... 
04/18/07Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2007
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007 as follows: First Quarter Highlights -- Net sales increased 12.7% (10.9% constant currency) to $1,489 million -- Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 12.6% (10.3% constant currency) -- MedSurg Equipment sales increased 15.3% (14.1% constant currency) -- Net earnings increased 65.1% from $148 m... 
03/09/07Stryker to Host Conference Call on April 18, 2007
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dean H. Bergy, Vice Preside... 
02/28/07Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: March 13, 2007 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time Cowen and Company 27th Annual Health Care Conference Boston, Massachusetts March 20, 2007 - 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time Lehman Brothers 10th Annual Global Healthcare Conference Miami, Florida Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's presentations will be a... 
02/15/07Stryker Announces New Corporate Officer Appointment
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that Katherine A. Owen will join the Company in the newly created position of Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations. In this role, Ms. Owen will be responsible for leading Stryker's strategic planning process, overseeing the Business Development function and driving strong alignment between the Company's mid- and long-term strategies and its external business development plans. ... 
01/30/07Stryker To Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan 30, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: February 6, 2007 - 9:20 a.m. Eastern Time Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Medical Device Conference New York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the For Invest... 
01/25/07Stryker Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2006
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2006 as follows: Fourth Quarter Highlights * Net sales increased 14.4% (12.6% constant currency) to $1,463 million * Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 13.2% (11.0% constant currency) * MedSurg Equipment sales increased 18.8% (17.5% constant currency) * Net earnings increased 27.7% from... 
01/05/07Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: January 10, 2007 - 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time JP Morgan 25th Annual Healthcare Conference San Francisco, California January 31, 2007 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Wachovia 2007 Small and Mid Cap Healthcare Conference Boston, Massachusetts Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's ... 
12/20/06Stryker to Host Analyst Meeting During the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will conduct an Analyst Meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time, during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which is being held in San Diego, California. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by leaders of the Company's key business units. A simultaneous webcast of the meet... 
12/19/06Stryker to Host Conference Call on January 25, 2007
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec 19, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2006 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2006 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief ... 
12/06/06Stryker Doubles Year-End Cash Dividend to Twenty-Two Cents Per Share
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker (NYSE: SYK) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a year-end cash dividend of twenty-two cents per share, an increase of 100% over the eleven cent dividend declared in December 2005. The dividend is payable January 31, 2007 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 29, 2006. "This increased dividend reflects the Company's strong cash flow generation capability and allows us to return... 
12/04/06Stryker to Present at Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: December 7, 2006 - 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time BMO Capital Markets Focus on Healthcare Conference New York, New York A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at http://www.stryker.com via the For Investors page. The presentation for the BMO Capital Markets F... 
11/09/06Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: November 16, 2006 - 9:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time Credit Suisse Health Care Conference Phoenix, Arizona November 29, 2006 - 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference New York, New York Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's presentations will be available... 
10/17/06Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2006
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct 17, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 as follows: Third Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 10.4% (9.8% constant currency) to $1,294 million Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 9.6% (9.0% constant currency) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 14.0% (13.4% constant currency) Net earnings increased 56.1% ... 
09/13/06Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept 13, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: September 20, 2006 - 10:00 a.m. British Summer Time Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotech & Medtech Conference London, England September 28, 2006 - 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time UBS Global Life Sciences Conference New York, New York Simultaneous w... 
09/12/06Stryker to Host Conference Call on October 17, 2006
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, October 17, 2006, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Dean H. Bergy... 
09/01/06Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: September 7, 2006 -- 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time Thomas Weisel Healthcare Conference Boston, Massachusetts September 11, 2006 -- 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time Bear Stearns 19th Annual Healthcare Conference New York, New York September 18, 2006 -- 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time Bank of America 36th Ann... 
08/25/06Stryker(R) Receives FDA Clearance for LFIT(TM) Anatomic Femoral Heads with X3(R) Liners
Anatomic Heads Designed to Maximize Hip Stability, Reduce Risk of Dislocation and Lower Associated Healthcare Costs KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Orthopaedics division has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its advanced bearing system, LFIT Anatomic Femoral Heads with X3 Polyethylene liners. A significant advancement in hip bearing technology, the new implant system combines Stryker's Lo... 
07/27/06Stryker Announces Election of Additional Director
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced an increase in the size of its Board to eight and the election of Louise L. Francesconi as a member of its Board of Directors on July 26, 2006. Ms. Francesconi is a Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Vice President and President of its Missile Systems business, which she has led since 1996. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, and with a workforce of 11,000 employees and 2005 sales of $4.1 billion... 
07/20/06Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2006
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2006 as follows: Second Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 9.0% (9.4% constant currency) to $1,328 million Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 6.6% (7.3% constant currency) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 14.5% (14.4% constant currency) Net earnings increased 20.3% to $214 million Diluted net earnings per... 
06/26/06Stryker Submits Application to FDA For Spinal Indication For OP-1 Putty
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has submitted a pre-market approval (PMA) application to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of OP-1 Putty for posterolateral lumbar spine fusion surgeries. The product, OP-1 Putty, which contains the recombinant human protein OP-1 that stimulates new bone formation, is currently approved in the United States under a humanitarian device exemption ... 
06/26/06Stryker Receives Subpoena From Department of Justice
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 26, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has received a subpoena from the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division requesting documents for the period January 2001 through the present regarding possible violations of federal criminal law, including possible violation of the antitrust laws, relating to the manufacture and sale of orthopaedic implant devices. Similar requests have... 
06/20/06Stryker to Host Conference Call on July 20, 2006
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, July 20, 2006, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2006 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2006 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Dean H. Bergy, Vice Pres... 
06/02/06Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 2, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: June 6, 2006 -- 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time FTN Midwest Securities Corp. 2006 Healthcare Conference New York, New York June 14, 2006 -- 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time Goldman Sachs Twenty-Seventh Annual Global Healthcare Conference Dana Point, California June 28, 2006 -- 9:50 a.m.... 
05/09/06Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: May 11, 2006 -- 11:15 a.m. Central Time Baird 2006 Growth Stock Conference Chicago, Illinois May 17, 2006 -- 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time 2006 Bank of America Health Care Conference Las Vegas, Nevada Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's presentations will be available on Stryker's website at... 
04/27/06Stryker Announces Corporate Officer Appointments
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced the following appointments of additional officers of the Corporation: * Luciano Cattani, Vice President, Group President, International Mr. Cattani joined Stryker in 2001 as President, EMEA and was promoted to Group President, International in April 2005, with overall responsibility for Stryker EMEA, Pacific and Japan Divisions. Prior to joining Stryker, Mr. Cattani spent over 20 y... 
04/25/06Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: May 2, 2006 -- 11:15 a.m. Eastern Time Deutsche Bank Securities 31st Annual Health Care Conference Boston, Massachusetts May 4, 2006 -- 11:15 a.m. Eastern Time Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference Miami, Florida Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's presentations will... 
04/20/06Stryker Operating Results For Quarter Ended March 31, 2006
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2006 as follows: First Quarter Highlights * Net sales increased 9.8% (12.3% constant currency) to $1,321 million * Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 7.1% (10.6% constant currency) * MedSurg Equipment sales increased 15.5% (16.6% constant currency) * Adjusted net earnings increased 20.1% to $200 million and reporte... 
03/20/06Stryker to Host Conference Call on April 20, 2006
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, April 20, 2006, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2006 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2006 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Dean H. Bergy, Vice Pr... 
03/20/06Stryker Announces Acquisition of Sightline Technologies Ltd.
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 20, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that is has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Sightline Technologies Ltd. (Sightline), a private development stage company based in Haifa, Israel. Terms of the transaction include an upfront payment of $50 million in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities. Stryker has also agreed to make milestone payments of up to an additional $90 million upo... 
03/15/06Stryker Markets First Total Knee Replacement Designed With Women In Mind
Triathlon(R) Knee System implanted in more than 30,000 worldwideMAHWAH, N.J., March 15, 2006 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Orthopaedics announced today that its Triathlon Knee System, which was designed to better meet the needs of women, is already improving the lives of more than 30,000 patients worldwide. More than 60% of total knee replacement patients are women. However, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that, "even though they suffer f... 
03/03/06Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: March 7, 2006 -- 11:20 a.m. Eastern Time Cowen & Co. 26th Annual Health Care Conference Boston, Massachusetts March 8, 2006 -- 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Lehman Brothers Ninth Annual Global Healthcare Conference Miami, Florida Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's presentations will ... 
01/26/06Stryker Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2005
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2005 as follows: Fourth Quarter Highlights * Net sales increased 10.6% (13.0% constant currency) to $1,279 million * Net earnings increased 14.1% to $186 million and adjusted net earnings increased 21.5% to $198 million * 2005 includes a charge of $15.9 million ($.04 per diluted share) for purch... 
01/16/06Stryker Corporation to Host Analyst Meeting During the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan 16, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will hold an Analyst Meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2006, at 8:00 a.m., Central Time, during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which is being held in Chicago, Illinois. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by leaders of the Company's key business units. A simultaneous webcast of the ... 
01/16/06Stryker Orthopaedics Selects NetRegulus NetRM Study Solutions
CENTENNIAL, Colo., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetRegulus(R), Inc., an established provider of enterprise compliance software for regulated industries, today announced that the Orthopaedics division of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), a leader in the worldwide orthopaedic market and one of the world's largest medical device companies, is adopting the NetRegulus NetRM(TM) Study suite of applications. The implementation of these solutions will provide Stryker Orthopaedics with a s... 
01/05/06Stryker To Present At Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan 05, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: January 10, 2006 -- 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time JPMorgan Healthcare Conference San Francisco, California February 9, 2006 -- 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Medical Device Conference New York, New York Simultaneous webcasts ... 
01/05/06Stryker To Host Conference Call On January 26, 2006
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, January 26, 2006, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2005 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2005 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, a... 
01/03/06Stryker Announces Acquisition of PlasmaSol Corporation and Completion of Cash Repatriation
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that on December 30, 2005, it acquired, by merger, all of the outstanding stock of PlasmaSol Corporation, a private, development stage company. PlasmaSol has developed a technology which should allow Stryker to provide sterilization equipment for use in sterilizing certain of its MedSurg Equipment products. The cost of the transaction totals approximately $17.5 million, including an up-front ... 
12/07/05Stryker Announces Eleven Cents Per Share Year-End Cash Dividend, a 22% Increase
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec 07, 2005 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a year- end cash dividend of eleven cents per share, an increase of 22% over the nine cent dividend declared in December 2004. The dividend is payable January 31, 2006 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 30, 2005. Stryker Corporation is one of the world's l... 
11/23/05Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: December 1, 2005 -- 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time and 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time Merrill Lynch Med Tech Fundamentals Conference New York, New York December 8, 2005 -- 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time Harris Nesbitt Healthcare Conference New York, New York Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's presentation... 
11/15/05Stryker To Present At Investor Conference
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov 15, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conference: November 16, 2005 -- 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time Credit Suisse First Boston Healthcare Conference Phoenix, Arizona A simultaneous webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on Stryker's website at www.stryker.com via the For Investors page and will be archived on this site for 30... 
10/18/05Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2005
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 as follows: Conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, today Third Quarter Highlights * Net sales increased 13.9% (13.5% constant currency) to $1,172 million * Net earnings increased from $14 million to $132 million and adjusted net earnings increased 20.9% to $163 mill... 
09/29/05Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on October 18, 2005
Operating Results For Quarter Ended September 30, 2005 KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen ... 
09/27/05Stryker Announces Plan to Repatriate Foreign Earnings Under the Provisions of the American Jobs Creation Act
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a plan to repatriate approximately $722 million of undistributed foreign earnings under the provisions of the American Jobs Creation Act (the "Act"). The Act, which was passed in October 2004, provides a temporary incentive for United States companies to repatriate accumulated income earned in foreign jurisdictions at a reduced income tax cost. The... 
08/29/05Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug 29, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: September 8, 2005 -- 10:20 a.m. Eastern Time Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Tailwinds 2005 Conference Boston, Massachusetts September 13, 2005 -- 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time Bear Stearns Healthcare Conference New York, New York Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's presentations wi... 
08/11/05Stryker Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement To Enter Hip Resurfacing Market
The deal positions Stryker to become one of the first companies to offer hip resurfacing technology to U.S. patients KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that the Company has entered into an exclusive U.S. marketing and distribution agreement with Corin Group PLC (London Stock Exchange: CRG), a leading United Kingdom-based manufacturer and supplier of orthopaedic devices, for the Cormet Hip Resurfacin... 
07/19/05Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2005
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 19, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2005 as follows: Second Quarter Highlights * Net sales increased 16.8% (15.1% constant currency) to $1,219 million * Net earnings increased 20.7% to $184 million * Diluted net earnings per share were $.45, an increase of 21.6% * Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 14.9% (12.7% constant currency) * Med... 
06/07/05Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on July 19, 2005
Operating Results For Quarter Ended June 30, 2005 KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2005 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2005 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chi... 
06/01/05Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 1, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: June 8, 2005 -- 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time FTN Midwest Health Care Conference New York, New York June 13, 2005 -- 4:25 p.m. Pacific Time Thomas Weisel Partners Growth Forum 7.0 San Francisco, California June 14, 2005 -- 12:40 p.m. Pacific Time Goldman Sachs Twenty-Sixth Annual... 
05/05/05Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 5, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will participate in the following investor conferences: May 11, 2005 -- 12:00 p.m. Central Time Baird 2005 Growth Stock Conference Chicago, Illinois May 17, 2005 -- 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time Banc of America Securities Health Care Conference 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada Simultaneous webcasts of the Company's presentations will be available on St... 
04/19/05Stryker Operating Results For Quarter Ended March 31, 2005
First Quarter Highlights Net sales increased 16.2% (14.6% constant currency) to $1,203 million Net earnings increased 27.4% to $173 million Diluted net earnings per share were $.42, an increase of 27.3% Orthopaedic Implant sales increased 12.8% (10.9% constant currency) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 23.8% (22.5% constant currency) Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $1,202.5 million for the first quarter of 2005,... 
03/30/05Stryker Announces Receipt of Subpoena Related to Orthopaedic Service Agreements
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has received a subpoena from the United States Department of Justice requesting documents for the period January 2002 through the present as follows: "any and all consulting contracts, professional service agreements, or remuneration agreements between Stryker Corporation and any orthopedic surgeon, orthopedic surgeon in training, or medical school graduate using or considering the... 
03/17/05Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on April 19, 2005
Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2005 KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2005 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2005 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. Stephen P. MacMillan, President ... 
02/23/05Stryker Announces Acquisition of eTrauma
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) and eTrauma.com Corp. (eTrauma), a privately-held developer of software for Picture Archive and Communications Systems (PACS), announced today that Stryker has acquired Florida-based eTrauma for $50 million in cash. Under the agreement, eTrauma becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stryker and will be combined with the Stryker Endoscopy imaging business. eTrauma sells its proprietary PACS image management a... 
02/14/05Stryker Announces Management Changes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb 14, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that Michael P. Mogul has been appointed President, Stryker Orthopaedics. Since 2000, Mr. Mogul has been the Managing Director of Stryker Germany, Austria and Switzerland where he led the rebuilding of these organizations following the Howmedica acquisition. From 1994 through 2000, he was Vice President, Sales for the Osteonics Division of Stryker where he led the successfu... 
01/26/05Stryker Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2004
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan 26, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $1,155.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2004, representing a 15% increase over net sales of $1,001.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2003 and $4,262.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2004, representing an 18% increase over net sales of $3,625.3 million in 2003. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 13% for the fourth qua... 
12/13/04Stryker Corporation to Host Analyst Meeting During the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec 13, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via Comtex/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will hold an Analyst Meeting on Thursday, February 24, 2005, at 8:00 a.m., Eastern Time, during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which is being held in Washington, DC. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by Stephen Si Johnson, Group President, MedSurg; James E. Kemler, Group President, Biotec... 
12/10/04Stryker Announces Appointment of Stephen P. MacMillan as President and Chief Executive Officer; John W. Brown Remains Chairman of the Board
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec 10, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Stephen P. MacMillan as President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker, effective January 1, 2005. In addition, the Board of Directors elected Mr. MacMillan to a newly-created position on the Board, effective January 1, 2005. John W. Brown, who has previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker, will retain t... 
12/10/04Stryker Announces Year-End Cash Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec 10, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a year- end cash dividend of nine cents per share. The dividend is payable January 31, 2005 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2004. Stryker Corporation is a leader in the worldwide orthopaedic market and is one of the world's largest medical device companies. Stryker delivers results through a wid... 
12/07/04Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on January 26, 2005
Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2004 KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2004 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2004 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. ... 
10/14/04Stryker Operating Results For Quarter Ended September 30, 2004
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $1,028.7 million for the third quarter of 2004, representing a 16% increase over net sales of $885.4 million in the third quarter of 2003 and $3,106.8 million for the first nine months of 2004, representing an 18% increase over net sales of $2,624.0 million for the first nine months of 2003. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 13% for the third q... 
09/10/04Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on October 14, 2004
Operating Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2004 KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sep 10, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, October 14, 2004, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2004 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2004 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Br... 
08/12/04Stryker Announces Completion of SpineCore, Inc. Acquisition
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug 12, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via Comtex/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has completed its acquisition, by merger, of all of the outstanding stock of SpineCore, Inc., for an upfront payment of $120 million in cash, financed by Stryker's existing credit facilities. SpineCore is a developer of artificial lumbar and cervical discs located in Summit, New Jersey. Substantially all of the upfront payment will be written off as in-process resear... 
07/26/04Stryker Announces Management Changes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced the following management changes today: J. Patrick Anderson has been appointed Vice President, Strategy and Communications and Assistant to the Chairman. Mr. Anderson joined Stryker in 1998 as Assistant to the Chairman and was promoted to Vice President, New Business Development and Assistant to the Chairman in 1999. Prior thereto, Mr. Anderson was Vice President of New Business Developmen... 
07/21/04Stryker Announces Acquisition of SpineCore, Inc.
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, by merger, all of the outstanding stock of SpineCore, Inc., a privately-owned developer of artificial lumbar and cervical discs located in Summit, New Jersey. Terms of the transaction include an upfront payment of $120 million in cash. Stryker has also agreed to make milestone and royalty payments of up to an additional $240 milli... 
07/15/04Stryker Operating Results For Quarter Ended June 30, 2004
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $1,043.0 million for the second quarter of 2004, representing a 17% increase over net sales of $891.7 million in the second quarter of 2003 and $2,078.1 million for the first half of 2004, representing a 20% increase over net sales of $1,738.6 million for the first half of 2003. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 14% for the second quarter and 1... 
06/10/04Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on July 15, 2004
Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2004 KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, July 15, 2004, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2004 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2004 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Brown, Ch... 
04/20/04 Stryker Corporation Announces Two-for-One Stock Split
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that the Board of Directors has declared a two-for-one stock split effective for shareholders of record at the close of business on May 3, 2004. Shareholders will be entitled to receive one new share of common stock for each share held at the close of business on May 3, 2004. Certificates representing the additional shares will be mailed to shareholders on or about May 14, 2004. Stryke... 
04/15/04 Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2004
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $1,035.1 million for the first quarter of 2004, representing a 22% increase over net sales of $846.9 million in the first quarter of 2003. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 17% for the first quarter. Net earnings for the first quarter of 2004 were $135.9 million, representing a 31% increase over net earnings of $104.1 million in the first ... 
04/08/04 Stryker Announces the Appointment of Mark A. Philip as President of Stryker Biotech
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that Mark A. Philip has been named President, Stryker Biotech. Stryker Biotech is focused on the commercialization of the bone growth factor osteogenic protein-1 (OP-1). Mr. Philip has extensive biotechnology experience gained as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zycos, Inc. since 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Philip was President and Chief Executive Officer of Immuno-U.S., the U.S. subsi... 
04/08/04 Stryker Receives Humanitarian Device Exemption for Use of OP-1 in Revision Spine Surgery
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) for the use of its patented human protein osteogenic protein-1 (OP-1) in revision spine surgery. The approved product, OP-1 Putty, is a combination of the OP-1 protein, a collagen carrier and a handling excipient, which is wetted and then surgically implanted across the transverse process... 
03/19/04 Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on April 15, 2004
Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2004 KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, April 15, 2004, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2004 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2004 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Brown, Chairman and Chief E... 
01/29/04 Stryker Corporation Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2003
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $1,001.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2003, representing a 21% increase over net sales of $829.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2002 and $3,625.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2003, representing a 20% increase over net sales of $3,011.6 million in 2002. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 15% in the fourth quarter and 16% for the... 
01/16/04 Stryker Corporation to Host Analyst Meeting During the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will hold an Analyst Meeting on Thursday, March 11, 2004, at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Time (11:00 a.m., Eastern Time) during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which is being held in San Francisco, California. John W. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Si Joh... 
12/22/03 Stryker Announces Receipt of Subpoena Related to its Physiotherapy Associates Business
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its subsidiary, Physiotherapy Associates, Inc., and Stryker have received a subpoena from the United States Attorney's Office in Boston, Massachusetts in connection with a Department of Justice investigation of Physiotherapy Associates' billing and coding practices. Physiotherapy Associates provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to patients through approximately 37... 
12/18/03 Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on January 29, 2004
Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2003 KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, January 29, 2004, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2003 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2003 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. ... 
12/17/03 Stryker Announces MedSurg Production Facility Expansions
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it will construct manufacturing facilities in Portage, Michigan over the next two years to accommodate the growth of Stryker Instruments and Stryker Medical, both currently operating in the City of Portage. Stryker Instruments, located at 4100 East Milham Avenue, Portage, Michigan, manufactures large and small bone powered surgical instruments and other high-technology medical devi... 
12/02/03 Stryker Announces Year-End Cash Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a year- end cash dividend of fourteen cents per share. The dividend is payable January 30, 2004 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2003. Stryker Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty surgical and medical products worldwide, including reconstructive implants, spinal, trauma and craniomaxillofacial... 
10/16/03 Stryker Corporation Results for Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2003
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $885.4 million for the third quarter of 2003, representing a 19% increase over net sales of $745.6 million in the third quarter of 2002 and $2,624.0 million for the first nine months of 2003, representing a 20% increase over net sales of $2,182.4 million for the first nine months of 2002. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 16% for both the third... 
09/29/03 Stryker Corporation Announces Management Changes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced the following management changes today: Edward B. Lipes, Vice President of the Corporation and Group President, Stryker Howmedica Osteonics has been appointed Executive Vice President, Stryker Corporation, effective January 1, 2004. In his new role, he will be responsible for maintaining key surgeon relationships, contributing to Company-wide business development efforts and advising on ne... 
09/22/03 Stryker Launches Patient Education Campaign With Golf Legend And Hip Replacement Recipient Jack Nicklaus
Osteoarthritis Sufferers Report Severe Decline In Activity Following Onset of Disease KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Osteoarthritis (OA) negatively impacts the quality of life for 88 percent of those diagnosed with the disease, according to survey results released today by Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) and Harris Interactive(R). Joint-pain sufferers spend nearly one-third of their day, or seven hours, dealing with uncontrolled pain. The onl... 
09/16/03 Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on October 16, 2003
Operating Results For Quarter Ended September 30, 2003 KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2003 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2003 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Brown, Chair... 
09/16/03 Stryker Corporation Announces Management Changes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced the following management changes today: Jud Hoff has been promoted to Vice President, Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance for Stryker Corporation. In his new role, Mr. Hoff will oversee Stryker's regulatory affairs and quality assurance functions, worldwide product approvals and registrations and corporate compliance in the areas of quality systems, recall management and filing of medical d... 
07/15/03 Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2003
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $891.7 million for the second quarter of 2003, representing a 22% increase over net sales of $733.9 million in the second quarter of 2002 and $1,738.6 million for the first half of 2003, representing a 21% increase over net sales of $1,436.8 million for the first half of 2002. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 16% for both the second quarter an... 
06/26/03 Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on July 15, 2003
Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2003 KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2003 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2003 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Brown, Chairman, President and C... 
05/06/03 Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Receives FDA Clearance For Simplex(TM) P With Tobramycin Antibiotic Bone Cement
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its orthopaedic implant division, Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin marketing and selling Simplex(TM) P with Tobramycin Bone Cement in the United States. Simplex(TM) P with Tobramycin Bone Cement represents a combination of the most popular bone cement in the U.S., Simplex(TM) P Bone Cement, with U.S. orthopaedic sur... 
04/22/03 Stryker Corporation Appoints Stephen P. MacMillan As President and Chief Operating Officer
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, John W. Brown, announced today the appointment of Stephen P. MacMillan to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Stryker Corporation, effective June 1, 2003. In this newly created position, Mr. MacMillan will have direct responsibility for the Company's five operating groups: Stryker Howmedica Osteonics; Stryker MedSurg; Stryker Internation... 
04/16/03 Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2003
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $846.9 million for the first quarter of 2003, representing a 20% increase over net sales of $702.9 million in the first quarter of 2002. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 15% for the first quarter. Net earnings for the first quarter of 2003 were $104.1 million, representing a 28% increase over net earnings of $81.1 million in the first qu... 
03/24/03 Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on April 16, 2003
Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2003 KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2003 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2003 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Brown, Chairman, Presiden... 
02/03/03 Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Receives FDA Approval Of Ceramic Insert for Hip Replacements
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that its orthopaedic implant division, Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, has received pre-market approval (PMA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ceramic-on-ceramic hip replacement, the Trident(R) Ceramic Acetabular Insert. Prior to this approval, technologies used for total hip replacement included conventional polyethylene-on-metal and metal-on-metal articulations. The Trident(R) ... 
01/27/03 Stryker Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2002
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $829.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2002, representing a 17% increase over net sales of $709.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2001, and $3,011.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2002, representing a 16% increase over net sales of $2,602.3 million in 2001. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 15% for both the fourth quarter and the ye... 
01/15/03 Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Launches Online Joint Replacement Resource Center
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its division, Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, a leading provider of orthopaedic implants, has launched an online Joint Replacement Resource Center. The sponsored Resource Center, aimed at educating patients on joint replacement therapies for hips, knees and shoulders, provides content developed by Stryker Howmedica Osteonics and hosted by WebMD at www.joints.webmd.com . With increa... 
01/03/03 Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on January 27, 2003
Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2002 KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Monday, January 27, 2003, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2002 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2002 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. ... 
12/10/02 Stryker Corporation to Hold Analyst Meeting During the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will hold an Analyst Meeting during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on Thursday, February 6, 2003, at 8:00 a.m., Central Time. John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by Stephen Si Johnson, Group President, MedSurg, James E. Kemler, Group President, Stryker Biotech, Spine and Trauma, James R. Lawson, Group P... 
12/03/02 Stryker Announces Year-End Cash Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a year-end cash dividend of twelve cents per share. The dividend is payable January 31, 2003 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2002. Stryker Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty surgical and medical products, including orthopaedi... 
10/16/02Stryker Corporation Announces Management Changes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), today announced that David J. Simpson, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company has been appointed to Executive Vice President, effective January 1, 2003.  In this newly created role, Dave will focus his efforts on various broad scale executive duties, including Investor Relations, Business Development and Str... 
10/16/02Stryker Operating Results for Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2002
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK - News ) reported today that net sales were $745.6 million for the third quarter of 2002, representing a 20% increase over net sales of $619.3 million in the third quarter of 2001 and $2,182.4 million for the first nine months of 2002, representing a 15% increase over sales of $1,892.5 million for the first nine months of 2001. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 19% for the thi... 
10/04/02Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on October 16, 2002
Operating Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2002 KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2002 and provide an operational update.  Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2002 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Bro... 
10/01/02Stryker Announces OP-1 Royalty Agreement
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Curis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS) which eliminates all royalties payable to Curis relating to future Stryker sales of osteogenic protein-1 (OP-1).  Under terms of this agreement Stryker made a one-time cash payment of $14 million to Curis which Stryker will amortize over the next 15 years. Stryker Corporation develops, manufactures and markets sp... 
08/30/02Stryker Announces Management Appointments
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced the following management appointments today: Jeffrey R. Winter has been appointed Vice President, Internal Audit, Stryker Corporation, effective September 1, 2002. In his new role, Mr. Winter will develop and lead a formal internal audit function for Stryker Corporation. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Mr. Winter holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and is also a Certified Public Accou... 
08/23/02Stryker to Close Rutherford, New Jersey Manufacturing Facility
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that employees at the Howmedica Osteonics manufacturing plant in Rutherford, New Jersey, who are members of the I.U.E.- CWA Local 485, approved a Shutdown Agreement in anticipation of the closure of the facility. The Shutdown Agreement, which union leadership unanimously recommended to its membership for approval, was ratified by a majority of the employees. Under the agreement, laid-of... 
07/16/02Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2002
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $733.9 million for the second quarter of 2002, representing a 15% increase over net sales of $639.0 million in the second quarter of 2001 and $1,436.8 million for the first half of 2002, representing a 13% increase over sales of $1,273.2 million for the first half of 2001. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 14% for both the second quarter and th... 
07/01/02Stryker Announces Completion of Surgical Dynamics Spinal Business Acquisition
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the spinal implant business of Surgical Dynamics Inc. from Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC; LSE: TYI; BSX: TYC) for $135 million in cash. The purchase price was funded by cash drawn under the Company's existing credit facilities. Stryker Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty surgical and medical products, including orthopaedi... 
06/21/02Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on July 16, 2002
Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2002 KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2002 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2002 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Brown, Chairman, President and ... 
06/12/02Stryker May Close Rutherford, New Jersey Manufacturing Facility
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has completed a review of the worldwide manufacturing capacity and utilization of its Howmedica Osteonics subsidiary and, as a result, has made a tentative decision to close the Rutherford, New Jersey implant manufacturing facility. Howmedica Osteonics intends to enter into discussions regarding the potential closing with representatives of the CWA/IUE, Local 485, which represents approximate... 
06/04/02Stryker to Acquire Surgical Dynamics Spinal Business for $135 Million in Cash
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the spinal implant business of Surgical Dynamics Inc. from Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC; LSE:TYI; BSX:TYC) for $135 million in cash. Surgical Dynamics Inc., located in Norwalk, Connecticut, had spinal product sales of $56 million for the year ended December 31, 2001. Its lead products are the Ray Threaded Fusion Cage(TM) along with t... 
06/03/02Stryker Howmedica Osteonics to Begin Clinical Evaluation On Minimally Invasive Total Knee Project
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it is initiating clinical evaluations of the Howmedica Osteonics Scorpio(R) Total Knee instrumentation for minimally invasive surgery. Developed to complement the surgical technique pioneered by Peter Bonutti, M.D., the Scorpio(R) Total Knee instrumentation is used in a unique less invasive total knee replacement procedure. The Bonutti technique reduces the incision length approxim... 
04/17/02Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2002
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $702.9 million for the first quarter of 2002, representing an 11% increase over net sales of $634.2 million in the first quarter of 2001. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 13% for the first quarter. Net earnings for the first quarter of 2002 were $81.1 million, representing a 27% increase over net earnings of $64.1 million in the first qu... 
03/27/02Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on April 17, 2002
Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2002 KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2002 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2002 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Brown, Chairman, Preside... 
03/11/02Stryker CEO Recovering From Surgery
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that John W. Brown, its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, underwent successful elective surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. A mitral valve repair and a single arterial bypass were performed by Dr. Delos Cosgrove. Mr. Brown was diagnosed with a prolapsed heart valve 30 years ago and opted to have it treated at this time. In final preparation for the valve repair procedure, a pa... 
02/14/02Stryker Receives Canadian Approval for OP-1
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has received approval to market its OP-1 Implant (Osteogenic Protein 1) in Canada for the clinical indication of long bone nonunions. Commercial shipments are expected to begin in the second quarter. Stryker Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty surgical and medical products, including orthopaedic reconstructive, trauma, spinal and craniomaxillofacial implant... 
01/28/02Stryker Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2001
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $709.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2001, representing a 16% increase over net sales of $612.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2000, and $2,602.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2001, representing a 14% increase over net sales of $2,289.4 million in 2000. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 17% for the fourth quarter and 16% for the... 
01/07/02Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on January 28, 2002
Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2001 KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Monday, January 28, 2002, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2001 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2001 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Br... 
01/07/02Stryker Corporation to Hold Analyst Meeting During the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will hold an Analyst Meeting during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on Thursday, February 14, 2002, at 8:00 a.m., Central Time. John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the meeting with presentations by Stephen Si Johnson, Group President, MedSurg, James E. Kemler, Group President, Stryker Biotech, Spine and Trauma, James R. Lawson, Group President, ... 
12/21/01Stryker Announces Year-End Cash Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a year-end cash dividend of ten cents per share. The dividend is payable January 31, 2002 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2001. Stryker develops, manufactures and markets specialty surgical and medical products, including orthopaedic reconstructive, trauma,... 
12/21/01Stryker Announces $1 Billion Credit Facility
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that it has established a $1 billion Unsecured Credit Facility with a group of banks led by Bank of America, N.A. The facility will consist of a $250 million, 364-day Revolving Credit Agreement and a $750 million, five-year Revolving Credit Agreement. Proceeds of the refinancing were used to repay the Company's credit facility entered into in 1998 in connection with the Howmedica acquisition and ... 
12/04/01Stryker Announces Management Changes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced the following management changes today: Mr. William T. Laube, Vice President of Stryker Corporation and President, Stryker Pacific, has announced his plans to retire from the Company at the end of the year. Mr. Laube has been instrumental in building a strong international presence for Stryker since he joined the Company in 1975. In 1... 
10/17/01Stryker Receives Humanitarian Device Exemption For OP-1; Stryker's Patented Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) Is the First Approved in the U.S.
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted it Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) status for OP-1 Implant (Osteogenic Protein 1). The clearance marks the first for a BMP in the United States. Osteogenic Protein 1 is Stryker's patented recombinant protein, which induces bone formation. The approved product, OP-1 Implant, is a combination of OP-1 and a collagen carrier. The product is we... 
10/17/01Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2001
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $619.3 million for the third quarter of 2001, representing a 13% increase over net sales of $548.4 million in the third quarter of 2000 and $1,892.5 million for the first nine months of 2001, representing a 13% increase over sales of $1,677.0 million for the first nine months of 2000. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 16% for the third quarter and first ... 
10/15/01Stryker Announces Management Changes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. John W. Brown, Chairman, President and CEO of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced the following management changes today: Mr. James R. Lawson, Vice President of Stryker Corporation and President, Stryker Europe, has been promoted to Vice President of Stryker Corporation and Group President, Stryker International. Mr. Lawson joined Stryker in December 1998 following the acquisition of Howmedica and has played a vital role in the succ... 
09/26/01Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on October 17, 2001
Operating Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2001 KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2001 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2001 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Brown, Chairman, Pre... 
08/22/01Stryker Announces Management Changes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced the following management changes today: Mr. James E. Kemler, President of Stryker Biotech, has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Stryker Corporation and Group President, Stryker Biotech, Spine and Trauma. Mr. Kemler joined Stryker Biotech in 1995 as General Manager and was promoted to President in 1996. Under his lea... 
07/17/01Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2001
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $639.0 million for the second quarter of 2001, representing a 13% increase over net sales of $566.5 million in the second quarter of 2000 and $1,273.2 million for the first half of 2001, representing a 13% increase over sales of $1,128.6 million for the first half of 2000. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 16% for the second quarter and first half of 200... 
06/25/01Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on July 17, 2001
Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2001 KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2001 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2001 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Exec... 
05/17/01Stryker Reports OP-1 Marketing Authorization in Europe
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Osteogenic Protein 1 (OP-1) in the 15 member countries of the European Union. Osteogenic Protein 1 is Stryker's patented recombinant human protein which induces bone formation. The approved product is a combination of the OP-1 protein and a collagen carrier. The product is wetted to form a paste which is surgically implanted into th... 
05/04/01Stryker Reports OP-1 Registration in Australia
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has granted marketing registration of OP-1 Implant (Osteogenic Protein 1) in Australia. Osteogenic Protein 1 is Stryker's patented recombinant human protein, which induces bone formation. The approved product, OP-1 Implant, is a combination of OP-1 and a collagen carrier. The product is wetted to form a paste which is then surgically implanted into the fr... 
04/18/01Stryker Operating Results For Quarter Ended March 31, 2001
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $634.2 million for the first quarter of 2001, representing a 13% increase over net sales of $562.1 million in the first quarter of 2000. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 16% for the first quarter. Net earnings for the first quarter of 2001 were $64.1 million, representing a 24% increase over net earnings of $51.8 million in the first quarter of 20... 
03/26/01Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on April 18, 2001
Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2001 KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at 5 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2001 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2001 will be released at 4 p.m. that day. John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Exe... 
02/16/01Stryker Reports OP-1 Receives Positive Opinion From Australian ADEC
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) today announced that the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) adopted a positive opinion to recommend the granting of marketing authorization for OP-1 Implant (Osteogenic Protein 1) in Australia. The ADEC opinion will now be considered by the Therapeutic Goods Agency (TGA), which is expected to make the final decision regarding marketing author... 
02/15/01Stryker Corporation to Hold Analyst Meeting During The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will hold an Analyst Meeting during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on Thursday, March 1, 2001, at 8 a.m., Pacific Time. John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Si Johnson, Group President, MedSurg, James E. Kemler, President, Stryker Biotech, James R. Lawson, President, Stryker Europe, Edward B. Lipes, Group President, Howmedica Osteonics, and David ... 
01/29/01Stryker Reports OP-1 PMA Receives Not-Approvable Letter From FDA
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that it received a Not-Approvable Letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its Pre-Market Approval (PMA) for OP-1 Implant(TM) for use in treating nonunion fractures of the tibia. Stryker had filed its PMA on June 7, 1999. The deficiencies cited relate primarily to the lack of statistical equivalence as compared to the control treatment of autograft in the clinical trial for tibial... 
01/29/01Stryker Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2000
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $612.4 million for the fourth quarter 2000 representing a 10% increase over net sales of $559.1 million in the fourth quarter of 1999 and $2,289.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2000 representing a 9% increase over net sales of $2,103.7 million in 1999. Excluding the impact of foreign currency and discontinued products, net sales increased 14% for the fourth quarter and 11%... 
01/05/01Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on January 29, 2001
Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2000 KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Monday, January 29, 2001, at 5 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2000 and provide an operational update. Operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2000 will be released at 4 p.m. that day. John W. Brown, C... 
01/02/01Stryker Reports OP-1 Receives Positive Opinion From European CPMP
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) today announced that the Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products (CPMP) adopted a unanimous positive opinion to recommend the granting of marketing authorization for OP-1 (Osteogenic Protein 1) in the European Union. The CPMP opinion will now be considered by The European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA) on behalf of the Euro... 
12/15/00Stryker Announces Year-End Cash Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), announced that the Board of Directors has declared a year-end cash dividend of eight cents per share. The dividend is payable January 31, 2001 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 29, 2000. Stryker Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty surgical and medical products, including orthopaedic reconstructive... 
10/17/00Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2000
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $548.4 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2000 representing a 10% increase over sales of $498.9 million in the third quarter of 1999 and $1,677.0 million for the first nine months of 2000 representing a 9% increase over sales of $1,544.6 million for the first nine months of 1999. Excluding the impact of foreign currency and discontinued products, net sales increased ... 
10/05/00Stryker Corporation to Host Conference Call on October 17, 2000
Third Quarter 2000 Operating Results KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company's third quarter 2000 operating results. Operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2000 will be released at 4:00 p.m. that day. John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and David J. Simpson, Vice President, Chief F... 
08/16/00Stryker Corporation Completes Acquisition of Image Guided Technologies, Inc.
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Image Guided Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of optical localizers for both medical and industrial applications. Under the terms of the merger agreement, each outstanding share of IGT common stock will be converted into 0.049470 of a share of Stryker common stock (an aggregate of 265,029 Stryker shares). The IGT optical localizer is a series... 
07/20/00Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2000
KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $566.5 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2000 representing an 8% increase over sales of $523.3 million in the second quarter of 1999 and $1,128.6 million for the first half of 2000 representing an 8% increase over sales of $1,045.7 million for the first half of 1999. Excluding the impact of foreign currency and discontinued products, net sales increased 10% in the secon... 
06/01/00Stryker Agrees to Acquire Image Guided Technologies
KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) today announced that it has agreed to acquire Image Guided Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: IGTI) of Boulder, Colorado, a developer and manufacturer of optical localizers for both medical and industrial applications. The IGT optical localizer is a series of infrared cameras that compute the position and orientation of a point or object in 3-dimensional space. IGT manufactures the localizer component of Str... 
04/19/00Stryker Announces Two-For-One Stock Split
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- John W. Brown, Chairman of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a two-for-one stock split effective for shareholders of record at the close of business on May 1, 2000. Shareholders will be entitled to receive one new share of common stock for each share held at the close of business on May 1, 2000. Certificates representing the additional shares will be mailed to shareholders on or about M... 
04/18/00Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended March 31, 2000
KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000 were $562.1 million representing an 8% increase over sales of $522.4 million in the first quarter of 1999. Excluding the impact of foreign currency and discontinued products, sales for the first quarter increased 9% over the prior year. Net earnings for the first quarter of 2000 were $51.8 million representing a 55% increase over net earn... 
02/16/00Stryker Announces Management Changes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), announced the following management changes today: Mr. Stephen Si Johnson, Group President, MedSurg, has been appointed by the Board of Directors to the additional position of Vice President of the Corporation. Mr. Johnson began his career at Stryker Corporation in 1980 and was most recently promoted to Group President, MedSurg in 1999. Mr. J... 
01/27/00Stryker Operating Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 1999
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $559.1 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 1999, representing a 74% increase over sales of $321.3 million in the fourth quarter of 1998, and $2,103.7 million for the year ended December 31, 1999, representing a 91% increase over sales of $1,103.2 million for 1998. Net sales for Howmedica, which was acquired on December 4, 1998, were $242.9 million for the fourth quart... 
12/08/99Stryker Announces Year-End Cash Dividend
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), announced that the Board of Directors has declared a year-end cash dividend of thirteen cents per share. The dividend is payable January 31, 2000 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 1999. Stryker Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty surgical and medical products, including orthopaedic reconstructi... 
10/19/99Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 1999
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) reported today that net sales were $498.9 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 1999 representing a 91% increase over sales of $261.0 million in the third quarter of 1998 and $1,544.6 million for the first nine months of 1999 representing a 98% increase over sales of $781.9 million for the first nine months of 1998. Net sales for Howmedica, which was acquired on December 4, 1998, were $209.7 million for ... 
09/20/99Stryker Announces Management Changes
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- John W. Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), announced that Ronald A. Elenbaas, Vice President, Group President, MedSurg, has elected to take early retirement, effective September 30, 1999. Mr. Elenbaas' retirement comes after a long and exceptionally successful career with the Company. Mr. Elenbaas joined Stryker Corporation in September 1975 as a Sales Representative. He held a variety ...