Wright Medical Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc.

  Wright Medical Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of BioMimetic Therapeutics,

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ARLINGTON, Tenn. -- March 1, 2013

Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMGI) today announced that it has
completed its acquisition of BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. The transaction
combines BioMimetic’s breakthrough biologics platform and pipeline with
Wright’s established sales force and product portfolio, to further accelerate
growth opportunities in Wright’s Extremities business.

Wright previously announced plans on November 19, 2012 to acquire BioMimetic
Therapeutics, Inc. for an upfront purchase price of approximately $190 million
in cash and stock plus additional milestone payments of up to approximately
$190 million in cash, which are payable upon receipt of FDA approval of
Augment^® Bone Graft and upon achieving certain revenue milestones.

In conjunction with the closing the transaction, a total of approximately
$42.5 million in cash will be paid, and approximately 7.0 million shares of
Wright common stock and 28.1 million contingent value rights (CVRs) will be
issued. The CVRs will be listed for trading on the Nasdaq Global Market under
the symbol WMGIZ and are expected to begin trading on Monday, March 4, 2013.
BioMimetic’s common stock has ceased trading on the Nasdaq Global Market as of
March 1, 2013.

BioMimetic’s Augment^® product line is based on recombinant human
platelet-derived growth factor (rhPDGF-BB), a synthetic copy of one of the
body’s principal healing agents. In June 2012, BioMimetic submitted a
responsive PMA amendment responding to FDA’s request for additional
information about the product, and the product is currently pending a final
FDA regulatory decision, which is anticipated between April 2013 and January
2014. If approved, Augment^® Bone Graft will be the first clinically proven
protein therapeutic to come to the orthopedics market in a decade, offering
the potential to reinforce surgical bone repair in hindfoot and ankle fusion
procedures effectively, which translates into an estimated market opportunity
believed to be approximately $300 million annually in the U.S. Augment^® Bone
Graft is currently available for sale as an alternative to autograft in Canada
for foot and ankle fusion indications and in Australia and New Zealand for
hindfoot and ankle fusion indications.

As a result of closing this transaction, the Company anticipates no change to
its full-year 2013 net sales range of $485 million to $495 million. This
transaction is anticipated to negatively impact earnings per share in the
range of $0.32 to $0.34 per diluted share, resulting in anticipated full-year
2013 loss per share including stock-based compensation for the combined
company of $(0.26) to $(0.34) per diluted share, based on approximately 47.0
million shares outstanding, and free cash flow in the range of $0 million to
$5 million.

About Wright Medical

Wright Medical Group, Inc. is a global orthopaedic medical device company that
specializes in the design, manufacture and marketing of devices and biologics
for extremity, hip and knee reconstruction and is the recognized leader of
surgical solutions for the foot and ankle market. The Company has been in
business for more than 60 years and markets its products in over 60 countries
worldwide. For more information about Wright Medical, visit the Company's
website at www.wmt.com.

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from those described in the forward-looking statements. In addition to those
described below, forward looking statements contained in this press release
include, without limitation, statements concerning the expected benefits of
the acquisition of BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc., including statements about
the possibility of FDA approval of Augment Bone Graft, statements regarding
market acceptance of, and expected annual market demand for Augment Bone
Graft, and statements regarding the expected impact of the transaction on
Wright’s adjusted EBITDA and other financial results. The reader should not
place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Such statements are made
as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to update
such statements after this date. In addition to those described above, risks
and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to materially differ
from those described in forward-looking statements are discussed in our
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including those described
in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,
2012, and as may be supplemented in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q). By
way of example and without implied limitation, such risks and uncertainties
include: the failure to realize the anticipated benefits from the acquisition
of BioMimetic or any delay in realization thereof, future actions of the
United States Attorney’s office, the FDA, the Department of Health and Human
Services or other U.S. or foreign government authorities, including those
resulting from increased scrutiny under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and
similar laws, that could delay, limit or suspend our development,
manufacturing, commercialization and sale of products, or result in seizures,
injunctions, monetary sanctions or criminal or civil liabilities; failure to
obtain the FDA or other regulatory clearances needed to market and sell our
products; any actual or alleged breach of the Corporate Integrity Agreement to
which we are subject through September 2015 which could expose us to
significant liability including exclusion from Medicare, Medicaid and other
federal healthcare programs, potential criminal prosecution, and civil and
criminal fines or penalties; adverse outcomes in existing product liability
litigation; new product liability claims; inadequate insurance coverage; the
possibility of private securities litigation or shareholder derivative suits;
demand for and market acceptance of our new and existing products; potentially
burdensome tax measures; recently enacted healthcare laws and changes in
product reimbursement which could generate downward pressure on our product
pricing; lack of suitable business development opportunities; product quality
or patient safety issues; challenges to our intellectual property rights;
geographic and product mix impact on our sales; our inability to retain key
sales representatives, independent distributors and other personnel or to
attract new talent; inventory reductions or fluctuations in buying patterns by
wholesalers or distributors; inability to realize the anticipated benefits of
restructuring initiatives; negative impact of the commercial and credit
environment on us, our customers and our suppliers; and the potentially
negative effect of our ongoing compliance enhancements on our relationships
with customers, and on our ability to deliver timely and effective medical
education, clinical studies, and new products.


Wright Medical Group, Inc.
Julie D. Tracy, 901-290-5817
Sr. Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
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