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Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Announces Conference Call, Live Audio Webcast and Investor Luncheon to Discuss Its Offer To Acquire Centerpulse AG

WARSAW, Ind., May 20, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ --

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) announced today that it will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m., Eastern time, today to discuss its offer to acquire Centerpulse AG, which was announced this morning.

A live audio webcast of Zimmer's conference call will be accessible through the Zimmer website at www.zimmer.com (Investor Relations section). The webcast will be archived for future replay.

Individuals who wish to dial into the conference call may do so by calling (800) 314-7867 (U.S. callers) or (719) 867-0640 (international callers). A digital recording will be available three hours after the completion of the conference from May 20, 2003 through May 31, 2003. To access the recording, please dial (888) 203-1112 (U.S. callers) or (719) 457-0820 (international callers), and enter the Conference ID, 710497.

Zimmer also announced today it will conduct a meeting for investors and investment analysts at noon, Eastern time, today in the Versailles Room at The St. Regis Hotel, 2 East 55th Street, New York City.

The conference call and meeting will be hosted by Ray Elliott, Chairman, President and CEO, and Sam Leno, Senior Vice President and CFO.

Zimmer, based in Warsaw, Indiana, is a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of reconstructive orthopaedic implants and fracture management products. Orthopaedic reconstruction implants restore joint function lost due to disease or trauma in joints such as knees, hips, shoulders and elbows. Fracture management products are devices used primarily to reattach or stabilize damaged bone and tissue to support the body's natural healing process. Zimmer also manufactures and markets other products related to orthopaedic and general surgery. For the year 2002, Zimmer recorded worldwide revenues of approximately $1.4 billion. Zimmer was founded in 1927 and has more than 3,600 employees worldwide.

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Victoria Weld, +1-212-521-4849, or Mark Semer, +1-212-521-4802,
both of Kekst and Company, both for Zimmer Holdings, Inc.
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