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Henry Schein Acquires The Maddox Practice Group

2013-02-18 07:00 ET - News Release

Strengthens Dental Practice Transition Presence in California

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, today announced the acquisition of the Maddox Practice Group (MPG), a leading practice transition group that serves the California dental market.  Financial and other terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

MPG was founded by A. Lee Maddox, DDS, ESQ and is based in Newport Beach, California.  Dr. Maddox, a retired endodontist, is a prominent figure in the California dental community.  He is a former instructor of endodontics at University of Southern California and is a frequent lecturer at national, regional and local dental society meetings.

MPG will become part of Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions (HS PPT), the division of Henry Schein Financial Services that provides a full range of dental practice brokerage, practice valuations and practice transition planning services.  In addition to HS PPT, Henry Schein Financial Services offers an array of business solutions for health care practitioners, including equipment leasing and financing, and patient and practice credit card services.

"We are proud to expand our Practice Transitions business in California, one of the largest dental markets in the U.S., with approximately 32,000 licensed dentists," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein.  "In acquiring MPG, we are expanding our team of experts that partner the right buyers and sellers based on fit, specialization and value.  We are delighted to welcome Dr. Maddox, his colleague Kerri McCullough and their staff to Henry Schein.  The professionals at MPG bring an entrepreneurial spirit that is the hallmark of Team Schein."

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners.  The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites.  A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 15,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 customers.

The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care.  Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 25 countries.  The Company's sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.  For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.

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Risk factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current and historical results include, but are not limited to: effects of a highly competitive market; our dependence on third parties for the manufacture and supply of our products; our dependence upon sales personnel, customers, suppliers and manufacturers; our dependence on our senior management; fluctuations in quarterly earnings; risks from expansion of customer purchasing power and multi-tiered costing structures; possible increases in the cost of shipping our products or other service issues with our third-party shippers; general global macro-economic conditions; disruptions in financial markets; possible volatility of the market price of our common stock; changes in the health care industry; implementation of health care laws; failure to comply with regulatory requirements and data privacy laws; risks associated with our global operations; transitional challenges associated with acquisitions and joint ventures, including the failure to achieve anticipated synergies; financial risks associated with acquisitions and joint ventures; litigation risks; the dependence on our continued product development, technical support and successful marketing in the technology segment; risks from rapid technological change; risks from disruption to our information systems; certain provisions in our governing documents that may discourage third-party acquisitions of us; and changes in tax legislation. The order in which these factors appear should not be construed to indicate their relative importance or priority. 

We caution that these factors may not be exhaustive and that many of these factors are beyond our ability to control or predict.  Accordingly, any forward-looking statements contained herein should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results.  We undertake no duty and have no obligation to update forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Henry Schein, Inc.

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