H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions Appoints 20-year Industry Veteran Tim Booth To Executive Vice President, Smith Medical Partners

H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions Appoints 20-year Industry Veteran Tim Booth To
               Executive Vice President, Smith Medical Partners

- Appointment Continues H. D. Smith Senior Executive Talent Realignment To
Support Company Growth -

PR Newswire

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 4, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --H. D. Smith, among the
nation's largest pharmaceutical wholesalers, today announced the appointment
of Tim Booth to executive vice president, Smith Medical Partners. Smith
Medical Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of H. D. Smith focused on
specialty pharmaceutical distribution and services, and is part of the newly
formed H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions group, an organization structured to
provide focus and alignment around specialty and traditional brand products,
solutions and services.

Booth brings to Smith Medical Partners more than 20 years of experience in
leading organizational business strategy, operations, sales and profitability
management. In his new role, he will oversee Smith Medical Partners'
operations, sales and company management and be responsible for achieving
specific goals for the organization.

"Smith Medical Partners, as part of H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions, is
committed to providing customers with a true end-to-end service value chain –
enabling healthcare providers to deliver lifesaving medicines and supplies to
patients with specialized needs," said Joe Conda, president, H. D. Smith
Specialty Solutions. "Tim's knowledge and senior-level industry relationships
will help us continue the transformation of H. D. Smith from a strictly
wholesale distribution company to a services- and solutions-based company that
supports the independent community pharmacies, local institutions and
specialized care centers that make up the backbone of the US health system."

Booth most recently served as corporate vice president of H. D. Smith's Home
Healthcare operations. He joined H. D. Smith in 2012 as corporate vice
president Home Healthcare where he established strategic methods for improving
the company's home healthcare profit through vendor and customer
relationships, sales leadership and distribution center coordination.

"Tim's appointment to executive vice president of Smith Medical Partners is a
clear reflection of our commitment to align H. D. Smith talent to best meet
customer and partner needs," said Dale Smith, chairman and chief executive
officer H. D. Smith. "He is a powerful leader whose strong background in
operations, strategic planning, regulatory and compliance will serve Smith
Medical Partners and its customers well, as we continue the expansion of our
Specialty Solutions operation."

Prior to joining H. D. Smith, Booth was president of RxPak, a division of The
McKesson Corporation, specializing in the financial and operational
responsibilities of its pharmaceutical packaging division. His experience also
includes serving as president/CEO of PrePak Holdings, a private equity-owned
pharmaceutical packaging contract manufacturing and packaging company. There
he was responsible for managing operations and financial results and
developing a strategic direction for the company which included acquisitions.

Booth holds a master of business administration degree, with a concentration
in international business and finance, from Cleveland State University. He
also holds a bachelor's degree of business administration, with a finance
emphasis from the same institution.

About H. D. Smith

Headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, H.D.Smith is among the largest
national full-line, full-service wholesalersproviding a range of solutions
and services to manufacturers and a complete line of pharmaceuticals, OTCs,
HBAs, home healthcare products, durable medical equipment, seasonal
merchandise and a wide array of marketing programs to retail pharmacies,
regional chains and health systems. The company has locations in California,
Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas that
service major markets throughout the United States. Additional information
about H.D.Smith can be found at hdsmith.com.

About H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions

Located in Wood Dale, Illinois, this business serves as H. D. Smith's umbrella
organization, structured to support manufacturing customers, as well as
pharmacy, hospital and institutional care customers and the patients they
serve. H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions is structured to provide focus and
alignment around specialty and traditional brand products, solutions and
services. Smith Medical Partners, Triplefin, H. D. Smith's Specialty
Commercialization Team and H. D. Smith's Third-Party Network are all
components of H D. Smith Specialty Solutions.

About Smith Medical Partners

As a wholly owned subsidiary of H. D. Smith, Smith Medical Partners focuses on
specialty pharmaceutical distribution and services. Smith Medical Partners
delivers to healthcare providers lifesaving medicines and supplies, including
a full line of brand pharmaceuticals, injectables, vaccines and a robust
generics portfolio. Licensed in all 50 states, Smith Medical Partners combines
national reach with accessibility. With a knowledgeable team focused on
providing exceptional customer care and offering valuable insight on item
selection, patient assistance programs and reimbursement solutions, Smith
Medical Partners services hundreds of specialty pharmacies and thousands of
physician offices and clinics of all sizes. More than just product dispersal,
Smith Medical Partners provides flexible offerings that facilitate
cost-containment and efficiency throughout the supply chain, including helping
manufacturers procure credentialed comparator products for clinical trials,
third-party logistics and back-end telesales support for new and end-of-life
cycle commercial products. Additional information about Smith Medical Partners
can be found at smpspecialty.com.

Mark Marmur
Makovsky + Company, Inc.

Carolyn Webb
H. D. Smith

SOURCE H. D. Smith

Website: http://www.hdsmith.com
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