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Verbatim: DePuy Orthopaedics names new president

Statement issued Monday:

WARSAW, IN – (June 13, 2011) – DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a global leader in devices for joint replacement and trauma, has named Andrew Ekdahl its new President, the company announced today. Ekdahl will lead the company’s growing orthopaedic business and serve on the DePuy Franchise Global Management Board of the DePuy Family of Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

Ekdahl’s career with DePuy and Johnson & Johnson spans more than 20 years, where he has worked in areas including orthopaedics, trauma, sports medicine, neurosciences and spine. Prior to his appointment as president of DePuy Orthopaedics, he was Franchise Vice President, DePuy Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has held positions in sales, marketing and distribution in the United States, Canada and abroad.

Ekdahl received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Manitoba in Canada and a Masters in Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University in Canada.

The DePuy Family of Companies offers treatments and solutions for orthopaedics, spinal care, sports medicine and neuroscience. Headquartered in Raynham, Mass., the DePuy Family of Companies is a $5.6 billion global presence that employs over 6,400 people around the world.

About DePuy Orthopaedics

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, is a leading global provider of orthopaedic devices for hip, knee, extremities, and trauma and extremities as well as bone cement and operating room products. It is part of the DePuy Family of Companies, which has a rich heritage of pioneering a broad range of products and solutions across the continuum of orthopaedic and neurological care. These companies are unified under one vision – Never Stop Moving® – to express their commitment to bring meaningful innovation, shared knowledge and quality care to patients throughout the world. Visit www.depuy.com for more information.

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