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Stryker Completes Acquisition of Privately-Held Memometal Technologies S.A.

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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 player in the rapidly growing foot and hand segment of the extremities market and creates a strong presence in the podiatric surgery market," said Stephen P. MacMillan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker.

As indicated in the June 6, 2011 press release, the transaction is expected to be neutral to Stryker's 2011 earnings per share excluding acquisition and integration-related charges.

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 innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. For more information about Stryker, please visit




For investor inquiries please contact:
Katherine A. Owen, Stryker Corporation, 269-385-2600 or