Zimmer Holdings Names Gail Boudreaux to Board of Directors

Dec 11, 2012, 16:30 ET from Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

WARSAW, Ind., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, today announced that Gail K. Boudreaux, Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. UnitedHealth Group, a leader in the health benefits and services industry, serves more than 75 million people worldwide.  The company had 2011 revenues of $102 billion and has 99,000 employees around the world.

"For the past 30 years, Gail Boudreaux has pursued an extraordinary career leading the design and delivery of health benefit programs at the regional and national level.  Her unique perspective leading one of the world's largest health benefits providers will prove invaluable to Zimmer," said John L. McGoldrick, Chairman of the Board of Directors.  "We are extremely pleased that Gail has agreed to join the Board and we look forward greatly to her participation in shaping the Company's long-term strategic vision."

Ms. Boudreaux assumed overall responsibility for all UnitedHealthcare health benefits businesses in 2011.  She joined UnitedHealth Group in May 2008 as Executive Vice President and as President of UnitedHealthcare. Ms. Boudreaux was formerly Executive Vice President of Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC) and prior to that served as President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, a division of HCSC. Before joining HCSC she held senior management positions at Aetna, Inc.

Ms. Boudreaux earned a master's degree in business administration at Columbia Business School and a bachelor's degree in psychology at Dartmouth College. An active Dartmouth college alum, Ms. Boudreaux currently serves on the college's Board of Trustees, participates as an alumni interviewer and recently served as a member of the college's Alumni Council.

She also is on the Board of Trustees of the Field Museum of Chicago, a board member of The Executives' Club of Chicago and is a member of the Chicago Network, an organization of Chicago's most influential women.

Ms. Boudreaux serves as a director of Xcel Energy Inc.

About the Company Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products.  Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.  Zimmer's 2011 sales were approximately $4.5 billion.  The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,500 employees worldwide.  For more information about Zimmer, visit www.zimmer.com.

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