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 News Release - May 28, 2010

Wright Medical Group, Inc. Welcomes Raymond C. Kolls as Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

ARLINGTON, Tenn.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMGI ), a global orthopaedic medical device company, announced today that Raymond C. Kolls has joined the Company’s executive staff as Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.

Mr. Kolls brings to Wright over 20 years of experience in corporate governance, commercial transactions and employment law. Most recently, he served as Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Orthofix International NV, a public medical device company that specializes in products for spinal, orthopaedic and sports medicine applications. In his career, Mr. Kolls has completed in excess of $3.5 billion in commercial transactions of all types including mergers and acquisitions, as well as product development and commercialization agreements. Prior to joining Orthofix in 2004, he spent nine years with global transportation leader CSX Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility for the parent organization and several of its subsidiaries, ultimately serving as Associate General Counsel. From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Kolls practiced labor and employment law with the firm Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius where he served such high profile clients as Major League Baseball and American Airlines.

“Ray Kolls offers a breadth of experience that is perfectly suited for Wright Medical,” said Gary D. Henley, Wright’s President & CEO. “The legal issues that permeate our industry are increasingly complex, but he has both the experience and the confidence to navigate these on Wright’s behalf. We are extremely pleased to welcome Ray to the helm of our legal organization.”

Mr. Kolls earned his Bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University in 1985 and his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1988.

Wright Medical Group, Inc. is a global orthopaedic medical device company and a leading provider of surgical solutions for the foot and ankle market. The Company specializes in the design, manufacture and marketing of devices and biologic products for extremity, hip and knee repair and reconstruction. The Company has been in business for 60 years and markets its products in over 60 countries worldwide. For more information about Wright Medical, visit the Company’s website at www.wmt.com.


Source: Wright Medical Group

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