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Zimmer Holdings Names Jeffrey B. Paulsen Group President, Global Businesses

Friday, January 8, 2010 Press Release J E 4
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WARSAW, Ind., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH) announced today that Jeffrey B. Paulsen has joined the Company as Group President, Global Businesses.  He will have responsibility for Zimmer Spine, Zimmer Dental, Zimmer Trauma and Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgical Products.  Mr. Paulsen will report to David Dvorak, Zimmer Holdings President and Chief Executive Officer.

"We are delighted that Jeff is joining Zimmer to help us drive innovation and growth in our Global Businesses Group," said Mr. Dvorak.  "The markets that these businesses serve are expanding at attractive rates, and we have placed a strategic priority on accelerating our growth in these areas.  Jeff has an outstanding record of executive leadership in medical devices, as well as in other industries, and we look forward to his contributions."

Mr. Paulsen most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for MPS Group Inc., a privately held environmental services and facility management firm.  From 1996 to 2006, he held a number of increasingly responsible executive roles at Stryker Corporation, including President, Orthopaedic Reconstructive Division.   He has also held management roles at Ford Motor Company, McDonnell Douglas Corporation and TriMas Corporation.    

A graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Mr. Paulsen also holds an MBA from The Ohio State University.  

"It's a privilege for me to join Zimmer and help build on the Company's legacy of helping medical professionals provide solutions for their patients," said Mr. Paulsen.  "There is great promise in the markets where the Global Businesses Group operates, and I look forward to working with the teams in Spine, Trauma, Dental and OSP to maximize that potential."

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 surgical products.  Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.  Zimmer's 2008 sales were approximately $4.1 billion.  The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,000 employees worldwide.

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

SOURCE Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

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