Symmetry Surgical Partners With MTG Medical Technologies to Distribute Surgical Instruments Portfolio in Several European

Symmetry Surgical Partners With MTG Medical Technologies to Distribute
Surgical Instruments Portfolio in Several European Countries

Key Partnership Furthers Symmetry Surgical's Global Presence and Sets Stage
for Further European Expansion

WARSAW, Ind., Oct. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Symmetry Medical Inc.
(NYSE:SMA), a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions,
including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants and sterilization cases
and trays, announced today that its subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, has entered
into an exclusive distribution agreement withMTG Medical Technologies (MTG),
subsidiary of Neuro-Competence, in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech
Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Under terms of the agreement, MTG will
distribute Symmetry Surgical's portfolio of surgical instruments, which
includes all brands and products of the recently acquired Codman surgical
instruments portfolio from Johnson and Johnson.

MTG, with more than 14 years of experience, is a leading medical device
distributor focused on innovative neurosurgical products that enhance patient
care and support hospital providers with cost effective, quality products. MTG
will provide Symmetry Surgical with broad regional coverage to support growth
of Symmetry's deep product portfolio. 

"Partnering with MTG and bringing the Symmetry Surgical portfolio to Europe is
an exciting milestone in expanding our global presence," said Chris
Huntington, Chief Operating Officer of Symmetry Surgical. "Their expertise and
mission align with our own values, which are focused on improving patient care
and outcomes. We look forward to working with MTG to achieve strong growth in
these key markets as we continue our expansion into other European countries
in the coming months."

About Symmetry Surgical

Symmetry Surgical is dedicated to developing quality surgical instruments that
meet the needs of clinicians and help improve the lives of patients. Our
portfolio brings together the product lines of Specialty Surgical
Instrumentation (SSi), Olsen Medical and the recently acquired surgical
instruments divisionCodman & Shurtleff, Inc.Our well-known brands include
BOOKWALTER^®, GREENBERG^™, RILEY^™, OLSEN^™, ULTRA^™, QUAD-LOCK^™, FLASHPAK^™,
RAPIDCLEAN^®, OPTI-LENGTH^®, CLASSIC^® and CLASSIC PLUS^®.Headquartered
inNashville, Symmetry Surgical is a wholly owned subsidiary ofSymmetry
Medical Inc(NYSE:SMA).

AboutSymmetry Medical Inc.

Symmetry Medical Inc.is a leading global source of innovative medical device
solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and
sterilization cases and trays. The Company's thousands of Teammates provide
design, development and worldwide production capabilities for these products
to customers in the orthopaedic industry, other medical device markets, and
specialized non-healthcare markets. Symmetry's trusted reputation and brands,
broad Intellectual Property portfolio and commitment to innovation enable it
to collaborate with hundreds of global medical device manufacturers as well as
thousands of hospitals to provide solutions for today's needs and tomorrow's
growth.

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which are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" that
involve risks and uncertainties, within the safe harbor provisions of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements
are predictive in nature and are frequently identified by the use of terms
such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "expect," "believe," "anticipate,"
"plan," "estimate," "intend," and similar words indicating possible future
expectations, events or actions. Such predictive statements are not guarantees
of future performance, and actual outcomes and results could differ materially
from our current expectations. We refer you to the "Risk Factors" and "Forward
Looking-Statements" sections in the Company's most recent Annual Report on
Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commissionas well as the
Company's other filings with theSEC, which are available on theSEC'sWeb
site atwww.sec.gov.

CONTACT: Symmetry Medical Inc.
         Fred L. Hite
         Senior Vice President
         Chief Financial Officer
         (574) 371-2218
        
         Investors / Media:
         The Ruth Group
         Zack Kubow / Lisa Cook
         (646) 536-7020 / 7012
         zkubow@theruthgroup.com
         lcook@theruthgroup.com
 
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