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Stryker Announces Election of New Director

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News J E 4
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KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 29 Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced an increase in the size of its Board of Directors to nine and the election of Dr. Srikant M. Datar as a director.

Dr. Datar serves as Senior Associate Dean and Director of Research at the Graduate School of Business Administration of Harvard University. He also holds the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professorship at Harvard University since joining that organization in 1996.

Dr. Datar has previously been a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and at Stanford University. He has also advised and worked with many corporations on consulting and field-based projects on implementation and execution.

Dr. Datar graduated with distinction from the University of Bombay. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds master's degrees in both Statistics and Economics and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Stanford University.

Dr. Datar is a director of Novartis AG, ICF International, Inc. and KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited.

John W. Brown, Chairman of the Board of Stryker Corporation, said, "We are delighted that Dr. Datar has joined our Board and look forward to his contributions, particularly from his global perspective and accounting expertise."

Stryker Corporation is one of the world's leading medical technology companies with the most broadly based range of products in orthopaedics and a significant presence in other medical specialties. Stryker works with respected medical professionals to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. The Company's products include implants used in joint replacement, trauma, craniomaxillofacial and spinal surgeries; biologics; surgical, neurologic, ear, nose & throat and interventional pain equipment; endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and emergency medical equipment. For more information about Stryker, please visit www.stryker.com.

SOURCE Stryker Corporation
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