Zimmer Holdings to Partner with AmeriCares for Global Product Donation Program

Jun 19, 2008, 01:00 ET from Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

    WARSAW, Ind., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc.
 (NYSE:   ZMH; SWX: ZMH) announced today that it will partner with AmeriCares,
 one of the world's leading non-governmental organizations providing in-kind
 medical donations, to support emergency response and ongoing medical
 assistance. Zimmer has initially committed product valued at $1 million to
 three of AmeriCares' primary programs: Global Medical Assistance, Medical
 Outreach and Emergency Response. AmeriCares will be responsible for
 assessing and matching patient needs within their Global Medical Assistance
 and Emergency Response programs with Zimmer's product lines, as well as
 screening all international medical volunteer applications referred to
 their Medical Outreach Program. Zimmer will not be involved in selecting
 the recipients of the product it donates through AmeriCares.
     "We are proud to be partnering with AmeriCares for the purpose of
 providing the life-enhancing benefits of our products to those affected by
 disasters, conflict and chronic poverty," said David Dvorak, Zimmer
 Holdings President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are confident that
 AmeriCares, with its worldwide reach and longstanding record of success in
 medical relief work, can help us achieve our philanthropic goals in this
     Zimmer products such as joint replacements, spinal systems, trauma
 products, burn care and dental implants are frequently used to address
 injuries or diseases that result from natural disasters or lack of advanced
 medical care.
     "AmeriCares is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Zimmer.
 Zimmer's product donations will be a valuable addition to our three primary
 programs. For over twenty-five years, we have been able to match product
 donations with the critical medical needs of our partners around the
 world," said Curt Welling, AmeriCares President and CEO. "Collaborations
 with companies such as Zimmer enable us to save lives and restore health to
 people in crisis."
     About Zimmer
     Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer is a
 worldwide leader in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing
 orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and
 related orthopaedic surgical products. Zimmer has operations in more than
 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100
 countries. Zimmer's 2007 sales were approximately $3.9 billion. The Company
 is supported by the efforts of more than 7,500 employees worldwide.
     For more information about Zimmer, visit www.zimmer.com
     About AmeriCares
     AmeriCares is a private, nonprofit international disaster relief and
 humanitarian aid organization, which delivers medicines, medical supplies
 and aid to people in crisis around the world. Since it was established in
 1982, AmeriCares has distributed more than $7.5 billion in humanitarian aid
 to 137 countries. For more information, log onto www.americares.org.
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