Young Innovations Announces Expiration of "Go-Shop" Period

          Young Innovations Announces Expiration of "Go-Shop" Period

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 14, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Young Innovations, Inc. (Nasdaq:
YDNT) ("Young" or the "Company") today announced the expiration of the
"go-shop" period under the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger,
dated as of December 3, 2012 (the "Merger Agreement"), which provides for the
acquisition of the Company by an affiliate of Linden Capital Partners.

Under the Merger Agreement, the Company was permitted to solicit alternative
acquisition proposals from third parties during the 40-day period ending at
11:59 p.m. (CST) on January 12th (the "go-shop period). The Company's
exclusive financial advisor, Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated ("Baird"),
contacted 62 potential financial buyers and 28 potential strategic buyers
during the go-shop period. Ten of the potential financial buyers and three of
the potential strategic buyers executed confidentiality agreements with the
Company. Despite conducting an active and extensive solicitation process, the
Company did not receive an alternative acquisition proposal from any potential
buyer during the go-shop period.

Starting at 12:00a.m. (CST) on January 13, 2013, the Company became subject
to customary "no-shop" provisions that limit its ability to solicit
alternative acquisition proposals from third parties or to provide
confidential information to third parties, subject to a ''fiduciary out''
provision that allows the Company to provide information and participate in
discussions with respect to certain unsolicited written takeover proposals and
to terminate the merger agreement and enter into an acquisition agreement with
respect to a superior proposal in compliance with the terms of the Merger
Agreement.

The Company expects to close the merger as soon as practicable following
receipt of shareholder approval of the proposed merger at the special meeting
of shareholders to be held on January 30, 2013. Following completion of the
transaction,the Company will become a privately held company and its stock
will no longer trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

About Young Innovations, Inc.:

Young develops, manufactures and markets supplies and equipment used by
dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and consumers. The Company's
consumables product offering includes disposable and metal prophy angles,
prophy cups and brushes, dental micro-applicators, moisture control products,
infection control products, dental handpieces (drills) and related components,
endodontic systems, orthodontic toothbrushes, flavored examination gloves,
children's toothbrushes, and children's toothpastes. In addition, the Company
offers a line of diagnostic products that includes panoramic X-ray machines
and related supplies. The Company believes it is a leading U.S. manufacturer
or distributor of prophy angles and cups, liquid surface disinfectants, dental
micro-applicators and obturation units designed for warm, vertical
condensation.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains disclosures that are forward-looking statements
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
about Young Innovations, Inc. ("Young" or the "Company") and the proposed
merger. Forward-looking statements include statements in which we use words
such as "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," or similar expressions.
These forward-looking statements are based upon information presently
available to the Company's management and are inherently subjective, uncertain
and subject to change, due to any number of risks and uncertainties. Factors
that could cause events not to occur as expressed in the forward-looking
statements in this press release include, but are not limited to,
unanticipated delays; the occurrence of any event, change or other
circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement;
the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted with respect to
the proposed merger; and the inability to complete the merger due to the
failure to obtain shareholder approval for the merger or the failure to
satisfy other closing conditions, as well as other risk factors detailed in
the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on March 15, 2012 under the captions "Forward
Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" and otherwise in the Company's reports
and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of these
factors are beyond our ability to control or predict. You should not place
undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, since those statements speak
only as of the date that they are made. Young assumes no obligation to
update, revise or correct any forward-looking statements after the date of
this press release or after the respective dates on which such statements
otherwise are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise, except as otherwise may be required by law.

Additional Information about the Merger and Where to Find It:

This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material with respect to
the proposed acquisition of Young by an affiliate of Linden Capital Partners.
In connection with the proposed merger, Young has filed a Definitive Proxy
Statement on Schedule 14A on January 3, 2013 with the SEC, which it has
mailed, together with a form of proxy, on or about January 4, 2013 to its
shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 2, 2013. Young
may also file or furnish with or to the SEC other relevant materials related
to the proposed merger. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF YOUNG ARE URGED TO
READ CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY ALL RELEVANT MATERIALS FILED OR FURNISHED
WITH OR TO THE SEC, INCLUDING THE PROXY STATEMENT, BECAUSE THESE MATERIALS
CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER AND THE PARTIES TO THE
MERGER. The proxy statement and any and all documents filed or furnished by
Young with or to the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's web site
at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders of Young may
obtain free copies of the documents filed or furnished by Young with or to the
SEC by directing a written request to Young Innovations, Inc., Investor
Relations, 500 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2204, Chicago, Illinois, 60611, (312)
644-6400.

Participants in the Solicitation:

Young and its executive officers and directors may be deemed to be
participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Young
with respect to the special meeting of shareholders that will be held to
consider the proposed merger. Information about those executive officers and
directors of Young and their ownership of Young's common stock is set forth in
Young's Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A relating to its 2012 Annual
Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 5, 2012, and is
supplemented by other public filings made, and to be made, with the SEC by
Young. Information regarding the direct and indirect interests of Young, its
executive officers and directors and other participants in the solicitation,
which may, in some cases, be different from those of Young's security holders
generally, is set forth in the Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A
relating to the merger that was filed with the SEC on January 3, 2013.

SOURCE Young Innovations, Inc.

Contact: Alfred E. Brennan, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer; Arthur L.
Herbst, Jr., President & Chief Financial Officer; (312) 644-6400
 
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