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 News Release - October 19, 2010

Orthofix International Announces Promotion of Jeffrey Schumm To Senior Vice President and General Counsel

BOSTON--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- Orthofix International (NASDAQ:OFIX ) (the Company) today announced the promotion of Jeffrey M. Schumm to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. With over 25 years of business and legal experience, Mr. Schumm joined Orthofix in January 2007 as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel.

“Jeff has provided invaluable guidance and support since joining the Company,” stated Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bob Vaters. “We have benefited from his significant public company, international and litigation experience, and his promotion to General Counsel further strengthens Orthofix’s senior management team.”

Prior to joining Orthofix, Mr. Schumm served as Vice President and General Counsel for Regeneration Technologies, Inc. Earlier in his career, he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida and was also affiliated with the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP. Mr. Schumm received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Lehigh University, and earned his law degree at Florida State University College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida and North Carolina State Bar Associations, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the American Health Lawyers Association.

About Orthofix

Orthofix International, N.V. is a global medical device company offering a broad line of minimally invasive surgical, and non-surgical, products for the spine, orthopedic, and sports medicine market sectors that address the lifelong bone-and-joint health needs of patients of all ages–helping them achieve a more active and mobile lifestyle. Orthofix’s products are widely distributed around the world to orthopedic surgeons and patients via Orthofix’s sales representatives and its subsidiaries, including BREG, Inc. and via partnerships with other leading orthopedic product companies. In addition, Orthofix collaborates with leading medical institutions such as the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, and The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. For more information about Orthofix, please visit

Source: Orthofix International

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