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Stryker announces completion of the acquisition of vertebral compression fracture portfolio from BD

Kalamazoo, Michigan – April 21, 2016 – Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today it has completed the acquisition of the CareFusion vertebral compression fracture (VCF) portfolio of products from BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) in an all cash transaction.  The portfolio is comprised of minimally-invasive systems used in vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation procedures.  BD acquired these assets as a part of CareFusion’s portfolio in March of 2015.

“The acquisition of BD’s VCF portfolio is highly complementary to Stryker Instruments’ Interventional Spine (IVS) business and is aligned with IVS’s strategy of expanding its VCF footprint,” stated Timothy J. Scannell, Group President, MedSurg and Neurotechnology.  “It also further strengthens Stryker’s brand in the Neurotechnology space.”

With this acquisition, Stryker can provide its customers a comprehensive product portfolio containing some of the least minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture treatment options available today and expand its presence in key markets with products that complement and enhance Stryker’s current offerings.

The transaction is expected to be neutral to Stryker’s 2016 adjusted net earnings per diluted share and accretive thereafter.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains information that includes or is based on forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities law that are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: weakening of economic conditions that could adversely affect the level of demand for our products; pricing pressures generally, including cost-containment measures that could adversely affect the price of or demand for our products; changes in foreign exchange markets; legislative and regulatory actions; unanticipated issues arising in connection with clinical studies and otherwise that affect U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of new products; changes in reimbursement levels from third-party payors; a significant increase in product liability claims; the ultimate total cost with respect to the Rejuvenate and ABG II matter; the impact of investigative and legal proceedings and compliance risks; resolution of tax audits; the impact of the federal legislation to reform the United States healthcare system; changes in financial markets; changes in the competitive environment; our ability to integrate acquisitions; and our ability to realize anticipated cost savings. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.  Please contact us for more information at www.stryker.com.

Contacts

For investor inquiries please contact:
Katherine A. Owen, Stryker Corporation, 269-385-2600 or katherine.owen@stryker.com

For media inquiries please contact:
Yin Becker, Stryker Corporation, 269-385-2600 or yin.becker@stryker.com

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Investor Contacts
Katherine A. Owen
Vice President, Strategy & Investor Relations
Stryker Corporation
2825 Airview Boulevard
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
269-385-2600
Charles DeCoster IV, MSA
Associate Manager, Investor Relations & Strategy
Stryker Corporation
2825 Airview Boulevard
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
P: 269-385-2600
C: 269-532-2118
Charles.DeCoster@Stryker.com
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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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