Stryker Completes Acquisition of Trauson Holdings Company Limited

Fri Mar 1, 2013 7:00am EST

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Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 1, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today the
successful completion of its previously announced voluntary general offer to acquire Trauson
Holdings Company Limited (Trauson). Trauson is the leading trauma manufacturer in China and a
major competitor in the spine segment. 

"With the acquisition of Trauson, we are well positioned to broaden our presence in China and to
expand into the fast growing value segment of the emerging markets. We look forward to building on
the company's long history of success," said Kevin A. Lobo, President and Chief Executive Officer.

As indicated in the January 17, 2013 press release, the transaction is expected to be neutral to
Stryker's 2013 earnings per share excluding acquisition and integration-related charges. 

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping
healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The
Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive,
medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and
more satisfying lives. For more information about Stryker, please visit .


For investor inquiries please contact:
Katherine A. Owen, Stryker Corporation, 269-385-2600 or 

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proceedings and compliance risks; resolution of tax audits; the impact of the federal legislation
to reform the United States healthcare system and the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax;
changes in financial markets; changes in the competitive environment; our ability to integrate
acquisitions, including the acquisition of Trauson Holdings Company Limited; and our ability to
realize anticipated cost savings as a result of workforce reductions and other restructuring
activities. Additional information concerning these and other factors are 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.


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