Owens & Minor Names Interim Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting Officer

  Owens & Minor Names Interim Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting

Business Wire

RICHMOND, Va. -- January 14, 2013

Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE-OMI)  announced today that Michael W. Lowry,
Operating Vice President, Treasurer of Owens & Minor, will assume the roles of
Interim Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Accounting Officer of Owens
& Minor. Lowry, 50, who has worked at Owens & Minor since 1988, was appointed
Treasurer in 2009.

Lowry will replace D. Andrew Edwards, 54, Corporate Vice President,
Controller, Chief Accounting Officer & Acting Chief Financial Officer, who is
leaving the company effective February 7, 2013, to pursue a new career
opportunity. Edwards joined Owens & Minor in 2009. “Drew has been a strong
leader and a valued contributor to Owens & Minor during his tenure with us,”
said Craig R. Smith, President & Chief Executive Officer of Owens & Minor. “We
thank him for his many efforts on our behalf and wish him well as he pursues a
new career opportunity.”

Lowry, who began his career in public accounting, has extensive experience in
debt refinancing, credit management, treasury management and mergers and
acquisitions. Lowry will report to Craig R. Smith, President & Chief Executive
Officer, during the transition phase, as the company seeks a chief financial
officer and a chief accounting officer.

“For 25 years, Mike has faithfully served the company, our customers and our
teammates, and we greatly value his contributions and his willingness to take
on this temporary, but highly important, role for the company,” said Smith.
“We are very pleased that Mike is stepping into this interim role for Owens &
Minor, as we continue in our search for a chief financial officer.”

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Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in
Richmond, Virginia, is a leading national distributor of name-brand medical
and surgical supplies and a healthcare supply-chain management company. Owens
& Minor also offers global third-party logistics services to pharmaceutical
and medical device manufacturers through its European business unit, Movianto,
and through its U.S.-based service, OM HealthCare Logistics. Owens & Minor is
also a member of the Russell 2000^® Index, which measures the performance of
the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe, as well as the S&P MidCap
400, which includes companies with a market capitalization of $1 billion to
$4.4 billion that meet certain financial standards. With a diverse product and
service offering and distribution centers throughout the United States, the
company serves hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, alternate site
locations, group purchasing organizations, healthcare suppliers and the
federal government. Owens & Minor provides technology and consulting programs
that improve inventory management and streamline logistics across the entire
medical supply chain from origin of product to patient bedside. For news
releases, or for more information about Owens & Minor, visit the company
website at www.owens-minor.com.


Owens & Minor, Inc.
Trudi Allcott, 804-723-7555
Director, Investor & Media Relations
Chuck Graves, 804-723-7556
Director, Finance & Investor Relations
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