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Stryker Corporation announced the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors with the election of Andrew K. Silvernail as a director, effective November 26, 2013.

Mr. Silvernail is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IDEX Corporation, an applied solutions company specializing in fluid and metering technologies, health and science technologies, and fire, safety and other diversified products. He was appointed CEO in August 2011 and Chairman in January 2012. Before that, he held the position of Vice President, Group Executive, responsible for multiple operating segments within IDEX. He was a Group President for Rexnord Industries and held senior leadership roles at Newell Rubbermaid and Danaher Corporation. Mr. Silvernail began his career as an equity research associate for Fidelity Investments. He is a Trustee for the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and a National Trustee for the Boys & Girls Club of America. He received a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the 2012 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

"We are pleased to welcome Andrew Silvernail to our Board," said Kevin A Lobo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation, "Andy's leadership experience in health and science technologies and other diverse global industries will bring unique perspectives and valuable insights to our Company."

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 implants, medical and surgical equipment, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. For more information about Stryker, please visit www.stryker.com.

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