enry Schein, Inc., a FORTUNE 500
company and a member of the NASDAQ100
Index, is the largest distributorof healthcare products and servicesto office-based practitioners in thecombined North American and Europeanmarkets. The Company has beennamed “Most Admired” in its industryin FORTUNE’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, and number onein its industry in social responsibility forfive consecutive years.Henry Schein is recognized for itsexcellent customer service and highlycompetitive prices. The Company’s fourbusiness groups—Dental, Medical,International and Technology—servemore than 575,000 healthcare practition-ers worldwide, as well as governmentsand other institutions providing health-care services. The Company operatesthrough a centralized and automateddistribution network, which providescustomers in more than 200 countrieswith a comprehensive selection of morethan 90,000 national and Henry Scheinbrand products in stock, as well asmore than 100,000 additional productsavailable as special-order items.Henry Schein also offers a wide range of innovative value-added practice solutionsfor healthcare professionals, such as A
, the Company’s electroniccatalog and ordering system. Its leadingdental and medical practice-manage-ment and electronic medical recordssoftware solutions have an active userbase of more than 60,000 practices.Headquartered in Melville, New York,Henry Schein employs more than12,500 people and has operations oraffiliates in 23 countries. The Company’snet sales reached a record $6.4 billionin 2008. For more information,visit the Henry Schein Web site atwww.henryschein.com.
One of Henry Schein’s strengths is theCompany’s centralized, leveragable infrastructure,which has capacity for additional growth.