Patterson Companies Reports Change in Board of Directors

  Patterson Companies Reports Change in Board of Directors

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- December 11, 2012

Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) announced the resignation of Brian S.
Tyler from its board of directors effective December 10, 2012. Tyler,
executive vice president-corporate strategy and business development for
McKesson Corporation, determined that due to the scale and scope of his new
responsibilities at McKesson he should resign from Patterson’s board.

Patterson intends to seek a replacement for the vacated board position.

Peter L. Frechette, Patterson’s chairman, commented: "We will miss Brian’s
counsel and perspective. During his tenure on our board, he has made
significant contributions to Patterson’s success by providing valuable insight
into the development of our overall vision and business strategies. We wish
Brian the very best in all of his current and future pursuits."

Tyler said: "My association with Patterson was professionally and personally
gratifying, and I am confident of the company's continued success in the
future."

About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor serving the dental,
companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets.
Dental Market
As Patterson’s largest business, Patterson Dental provides a virtually
complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey
digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories
throughout North America.
Veterinary Market
Webster Veterinary is one of the nation’s leading distributors of consumable
veterinary supplies, equipment and software, diagnostic products, vaccines and
pharmaceuticals to companion-pet veterinary clinics.
Rehabilitation Market
Patterson Medical is the world’s leading distributor of rehabilitation
supplies and non-wheelchair assistive patient products to the physical and
occupational therapy markets. The unit’s global customer base includes
hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and dealers.

Contact:

Patterson Companies, Inc.
R. Stephen Armstrong, 651-686-1600
Executive Vice President & CFO
or
Equity Market Partners
Richard G. Cinquina, 904-415-1415