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Zimmer Holdings Names Jeffery A. McCaulley President, Zimmer Reconstructive

WARSAW, Ind., Dec 01, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SWX: ZMH) announced today that Jeffery A. McCaulley has joined the Company as President, Zimmer Reconstructive. He will have responsibility for the Company's activities in the reconstructive devices market, including Global Marketing and Americas Sales. Mr. McCaulley will report to David Dvorak, Zimmer Holdings President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Jeff has a tremendous background from a variety of health care settings and has established an outstanding record for building businesses," said Mr. Dvorak. "The Reconstructive category represents the great majority of our annual revenues and the market is expected to remain a growth opportunity given the aging of the population and other societal factors. We are excited to have Jeff apply his skills and experiences to our effort to build momentum and long-term leadership in reconstructive devices."

Mr. McCaulley most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Health Division of Wolters Kluwer, the leading provider of scientific information and workflow solutions for healthcare professionals, providers, payors and the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer in 2004, he served three years as Vice President and General Manager of the Diabetes Division of Medtronic, Inc. He began his medical devices career in 1989 with General Electric Medical Systems, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and general management, last serving as President and CEO of GE Clinical Services.

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Mr. McCaulley also holds an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

"I'm looking forward to being a part of the Zimmer team and building on the Company's historic strengths in the reconstructive market," said Mr. McCaulley. "I regard this as an excellent opportunity to help Zimmer reassert itself and build for sustainable growth. Zimmer has tremendous assets -- great people, a legendary sales force and advanced technologies -- that can be leveraged for real competitive advantage."

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 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 approximately 8,500 employees worldwide.

For more information about Zimmer, visit www.zimmer.com

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