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Henry Schein Activates Disaster Relief Hotline to Support Customers Affected by Tornadoes in the South

Company establishes matching relief fund through Henry Schein Cares

Published 04-30-11

Submitted by Henry Schein, Inc.

/PRNewswire/ - In the wake of tornadoes that have claimed hundreds of lives and created a swath of devastation across the Southeastern United States, Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, today announced that it has activated its disaster relief hotline for dentists, physicians and veterinarians who have experienced operational, logistical or financial issues as a result of the disaster. The toll-free number for all dental, medical and animal health customers - 800-999-9729 - is operational from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CDT.

"Henry Schein stands ready to help our dental, medical, and animal health customers whose practices may have been affected by this disaster," said James P. Breslawski, President and Chief Operating Officer of Henry Schein. "We encourage our customers throughout the South, particularly those in hard-hit central Alabama, to call our hotline with issues that we might be able to help them address. At all times, we try to be a valuable business partner to our customers, and through this hotline we want to demonstrate that commitment in a meaningful way."

In addition to activating the disaster relief hotline, Henry Schein has established the Tornadoes Relief Fund through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Fund provides a way for Team Schein Members and others who are interested in supporting the relief effort to contribute. Henry Schein will match all donations contributed to this fund by Team Schein Members, and the proceeds will be applied directly and completely to relief efforts. Because tornadoes typically strike many regions of the United States throughout the summer months, the fund will remain open to provide aid for victims of future tornadoes.

In the past, Henry Schein Cares has responded to other disasters including the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan; the earthquake in New Zealand and flood in Australia; the earthquakes in Haiti, China, Chile in 2010; the flood in Pakistan in 2010; the cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in China in 2008; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the U.S. Gulf Coast; the 2004 Asian tsunami; the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan; the conflict in Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine; and September 11.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the Tornadoes Relief Fund can make a donation by credit card through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation Web site, http://www.hscaresfoundation.org (click the "donate button" to be directed to an online credit card processing page, and select "Tornadoes Relief Fund" for the gift designation.) Those who wish to contribute by check should make the check payable to "Henry Schein Cares Foundation" with "Tornadoes Relief Fund" noted in the memo of the check, and send it to Dewi Wijaya at Henry Schein, Inc., 135 Duryea Road, Melville, NY 11747. Donations to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation are tax deductible in the United States.

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 excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. Henry Schein's five businesses - Dental, Medical, Animal Health, International and Technology - serve more than 700,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health practices, as well as government and other institutions. The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items. Henry Schein also provides exclusive, innovative technology offerings for dental, medical and veterinary professionals, including value-added practice management software and electronic health record solutions.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs more than 14,000 people and has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company's net sales reached a record $7.5 billion in 2010. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.

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Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the largest distributor of healthcare products and services to office-based practitioners in the combined North American and European markets. The Company has been named first in its industry for social responsibility for three consecutive years in Fortune’s list of America’s Most Admired Companies. Recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices, Henry Schein’s Dental, Medical, International and Technology business groups serve more than 500,000 customers worldwide, including dental practices and laboratories, physician practices and veterinary clinics, as well as government and other institutions. The Company’s centralized, automated distribution network provides customers with more than 70,000 national and private-brand products in stock, as well as over 100,000 additional products available as special order items. Henry Schein also offers a wide range of innovative value-added practice solutions for healthcare professionals. Its leading practice-management software solutions have been installed in more than 50,000 practices, including DENTRIX® and Easy Dental® for dental practices, MicroMD® for physician practices, and AVImark® for animal health clinics. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs nearly 12,000 people and has operations in 19 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $5.05 billion in 2006. For more information, visit www.henryschein.com.

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