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MELVILLE, N.Y., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and veterinary practitioners, has been ranked number 317 in the 2011 Fortune 500 ranking of America's Largest Corporations.  Henry Schein's net sales reached a record $7.5 billion in 2010.  The Company has steadily climbed the Fortune 500 rankings over the past three years, having been ranked #410 in 2008, #389 in 2009, and #339 in 2010.  Henry Schein first debuted on the Fortune 500 list in 2004, when it ranked #487.

"Henry Schein's continued growth, even during challenging economic times, is a result of the shared commitment of more than 14,000 Team Schein Members worldwide to provide our customers with the products and services needed to drive practice efficiency and success, so they can provide quality care to patients," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. "The baby boomer-driven dental, medical and animal health markets that we serve are growing, and this combination of internal strategic commitment and external dynamics have fueled our Company's growth and success."

In addition to the 2011 Fortune 500 ranking, Henry Schein recently also ranked number one in the "Wholesalers:  Health Care" industry in the Fortune 2011 list of "World's Most Admired Companies" in the categories of Social Responsibility and Global Competitiveness.  

About Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, is a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index.  The Company is recognized for its excell

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