Zimmer Holdings Names Gail Boudreaux to Board of Directors

          Zimmer Holdings Names Gail Boudreaux to Board of Directors

PR Newswire

WARSAW, Ind., Dec. 11, 2012

WARSAW, Ind., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Zimmer Holdings, Inc.(NYSE: ZMH;
SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, today announced that Gail
K. Boudreaux, Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and
Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare, has been appointed to its Board
of Directors. UnitedHealth Group, a leader in the health benefits and services
industry, serves more than 75 million people worldwide. The company had 2011
revenues of $102billion and has 99,000 employees around the world.

"For the past 30 years, Gail Boudreaux has pursued an extraordinary career
leading the design and delivery of health benefit programs at the regional and
national level. Her unique perspective leading one of the world's largest
health benefits providers will prove invaluable to Zimmer," said John L.
McGoldrick, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "We are extremely pleased
that Gail has agreed to join the Board and we look forward greatly to her
participation in shaping the Company's long-term strategic vision."

Ms. Boudreaux assumed overall responsibility for all UnitedHealthcare health
benefits businesses in 2011. She joined UnitedHealth Group in May 2008 as
Executive Vice President and as President of UnitedHealthcare. Ms. Boudreaux
was formerly Executive Vice President of Health Care Services Corporation
(HCSC) and prior to that served as President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of
Illinois, a division of HCSC. Before joining HCSC she held senior management
positions at Aetna, Inc.

Ms. Boudreaux earned a master's degree in business administration at Columbia
Business School and a bachelor's degree in psychology at Dartmouth College. An
active Dartmouth college alum, Ms. Boudreaux currently serves on the college's
Board of Trustees, participates as an alumni interviewer and recently served
as a member of the college's Alumni Council.

She also is on the Board of Trustees of the Field Museum of Chicago, a board
member of The Executives' Club of Chicago and is a member of the Chicago
Network, an organization of Chicago's most influential women.

Ms. Boudreaux serves as a director of Xcel Energy Inc.

About the Company
Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer designs,
develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and
trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products. Zimmer has
operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in
more than 100 countries. Zimmer's 2011 sales were approximately $4.5
billion. The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,500 employees
worldwide. For more information about Zimmer, visit www.zimmer.com.

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SOURCE Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

Website: http://www.zimmer.com
Contact: Media, Garry R. Clark, +1-574-372-4493, garry.clark@zimmer.com,
Investors, Robert J. Marshall Jr., +1-574-371-8042, robert.marshall@zimmer.com
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