Biomet Announces National Sponsorship of Arthritis Foundation

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WARSAW, Ind. – (Business Wire) Biomet Orthopedics proudly announces its national sponsorship of the Arthritis Foundation Arthritis Walk. The Arthritis Walk is the Foundation’s signature event and community rallying point for its Let’s Move Together campaign. Let’s Move Together is a nationwide initiative led by the Arthritis Foundation that encourages people to move to prevent or treat arthritis.

This is the fifth year Biomet has supported the Arthritis Walk®, the Arthritis Foundation’s annual campaign raises awareness and funds to fight arthritis. The 2010 Arthritis Walk will take place in over 200 communities across the United States. Biomet President and CEO, Jeff Binder, said: “We are proud of our partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, and fully support their mission to improve lives and provide leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis. Through their efforts, countless patients have received help to better manage the pain of arthritis and to lead normal, productive lives.”

“We greatly appreciate Biomet’s fifth consecutive year of support for the Arthritis Walk®,” said Arthritis Foundation President and CEO John Klippel, MD. “Biomet’s focus on improving the lives of people with arthritis is consistent with our vision and mission.”

Forty-six million people in the United States have been diagnosed with arthritis, the most common cause of disability in the United States.1

For more information on the Arthritis Foundation and the Arthritis Walk®, visit www.letsmovetogether.org.

About Biomet

Biomet, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market products used primarily by musculoskeletal medical specialists in both surgical and non-surgical therapy. Biomet’s product portfolio encompasses reconstructive products, including orthopedic joint replacement devices, bone cements and accessories, autologous therapies and dental reconstructive implants; fixation products, including electrical bone growth stimulators, internal and external orthopedic fixation devices, craniomaxillofacial implants and bone substitute materials; spinal products, including spinal stimulation devices, spinal hardware and orthobiologics; and other products, such as arthroscopy products and softgoods and bracing products. Headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Biomet and its subsidiaries currently distribute products in approximately 90 countries.

About the Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the leading health organization addressing the needs of some 46 million Americans living with arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country and offers programs that can decrease the pain and disability associated with arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $415 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps individuals take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis. Information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-283-7800 or www.arthritis.org.

Arthritis Walk® is a trademark of the Arthritis Foundation, Inc.

1. The Arthritis Foundation, Fact Sheet, http://www.arthritis.org/history.php

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