Stryker Receives FDA Warning Letter

Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:36am EDT

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Kalamazoo, Michigan - March 12, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that its
Instruments division has received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) related to observations made during a November 2012 inspection at its Portage, Michigan

The letter concerns quality system observations made during the inspection and cites Stryker for
failing to notify the FDA of a product recall, and for marketing devices, including the Neptune
Waste Management System, without a required 510(k) clearance. The letter acknowledged that Stryker
Instruments has already submitted corrective action plans for the quality system and recall
observations. The Company is fully cooperating with the FDA to resolve these matters in a
comprehensive and timely manner.

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 .


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Katherine A. Owen, Stryker Corporation, 269-385-2600 or

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