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Kalamazoo, Michigan - February 10, 2016 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire all of the assets associated with Synergetics USA, Inc.'s neuro portfolio in an all cash transaction. The portfolio includes the Malis generator, Spetzler Malis disposable forceps, and Stryker's existing Sonopet tips and RF generator.  The Synergetics' portfolio achieved OEM sales in 2015 of approximately $31 million.

"The acquisition of the Synergetics neuro portfolio is highly complementary to Stryker Instruments' Neuro Spine & ENT (NSE) business and is aligned with NSE's strategy of expanding its neurosurgical product offering," stated Timothy J. Scannell, Group President, MedSurg and Neurotechnology.

The closing of the transaction is subject to expiration or termination of the applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and other customary closing conditions.  Upon closing, the transaction is expected to be neutral to Stryker's 2016 adjusted earnings per share excluding acquisition, integration-related and intangible amortization charges and accretive thereafter. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains information that includes or is based on forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities law that are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: weakening of economic conditions that could adversely affect the level of demand for our products; pricing pressures generally, including cost-containment measures that could adversely affect the price of or demand for our products; changes in foreign exchange markets; legislative and regulatory actions; unanticipated issues arising in connection with clinical studies and otherwise that affect U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of new products; changes in reimbursement level from third-party payors; a significant increase in product liability claims; the ultimate total cost with respect to the Rejuvenate and ABG II matter; the impact of investigative and legal proceedings and compliance risks; resolution of tax audits; the impact of the federal legislation to reform the United States healthcare system; changes in financial markets; changes in the competitive environment; our ability to integrate acquisitions, including the acquisition of Synergetics USA, Inc.; and our ability to realize anticipated cost savings. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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 of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.  Please contact us for more information at www.stryker.com.

Contacts

For investor inquiries please contact:
Katherine A. Owen, Stryker Corporation, 269-385-2600 or katherine.owen@stryker.com

For media inquiries please contact:
Yin Becker, Stryker Corporation, 269-385-2600 or yin.becker@stryker.com


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Investor Contacts
Katherine A. Owen
Vice President, Strategy & Investor Relations
Stryker Corporation
2825 Airview Boulevard
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
269-385-2600
Charles DeCoster IV, MSA
Associate Manager, Investor Relations & Strategy
Stryker Corporation
2825 Airview Boulevard
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
P: 269-385-2600
C: 269-532-2118
Charles.DeCoster@Stryker.com