Symmetry Surgical Enhances Immediate-Use Sterilization Portfolio With Launch of FlashPak(R) Evolution Valve

Symmetry Surgical Enhances Immediate-Use Sterilization Portfolio With Launch
of FlashPak(R) Evolution Valve

Designed for Ease of Use, New Valve Reduces Maintenance Requirements

WARSAW, Ind., March 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Symmetry Medical Inc.
(NYSE:SMA), a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions,
including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases
and trays, announced today that its subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, is
launching its FlashPak^® Evolution valve at the 60^th Congress of the
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) in San Diego.

The Evolution valve is the latest enhancement to Symmetry's market-leading
immediate-use (flash) sterilization product, FlashPak. Distributed through
Symmetry Surgical, the new valve's patent-pending stainless steel construction
is designed for ease of use and simplicity of care, with no daily venting
required and a seal with three times the closing force of legacy valves.

"The Evolution valve brings a new level of innovation to the reliable
sterilization achieved with the FlashPak family of products, which clinicians
have trusted for more than 25 years," said Chris Huntington, Chief Operating
Officer, Symmetry Surgical. "The FlashPak has been a staple in the industry
for more than two decades. The Evolution valve builds on its rich history,
addressing the needs of a modern operating room by providing enhanced
convenience and high-quality performance. As a result, our customers will be
able to deliver sterile instruments within minutes with reduced maintenance
requirements."

Symmetry Surgical will provide hands-on demonstrations of the FlashPak
Evolution valve at the AORN meeting in the Company's Booth #3217.

About Symmetry Surgical

Symmetry Surgical is dedicated to developing quality surgical instruments that
meet the needs of clinicians and help improve the lives of patients. Our
portfolio brings together the product lines of Specialty Surgical
Instrumentation (SSi), Olsen Medical and the recently acquired surgical
instruments divisionCodman & Shurtleff, Inc.Our well-known brands include
BOOKWALTER®, GREENBERG™, RILEY™, OLSEN™, ULTRA™, QUAD-LOCK™, FLASHPAK™,
RAPIDCLEAN®, OPTI-LENGTH®, CLASSIC® and CLASSIC PLUS®.Headquartered
inNashville, Symmetry Surgical is a wholly owned subsidiary ofSymmetry
Medical Inc(NYSE:SMA).

AboutSymmetry Medical Inc.

Symmetry Medical Inc.is a leading global source of innovative medical device
solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and
sterilization cases and trays. The Company's thousands of Teammates provide
design, development and worldwide production capabilities for these products
to customers in the orthopedic industry, other medical device markets, and
specialized non-healthcare markets. Symmetry's trusted reputation and brands,
broad Intellectual Property portfolio and commitment to innovation enable it
to collaborate with hundreds of global medical device manufacturers as well as
thousands of hospitals to provide solutions for today's needs and tomorrow's
growth.

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of future performance, and actual outcomes and results could differ materially
from our current expectations. We refer you to the "Risk Factors" and "Forward
Looking-Statements" sections in the Company's most recent Annual Report on
Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commissionas well as the
Company's other filings with theSEC, which are available on theSEC'sWeb
site atwww.sec.gov.

CONTACT: Symmetry Medical Inc.
         Fred L. Hite
         Senior Vice President
         Chief Financial Officer
         (574) 371-2218
        
         Investors / Media:
         The Ruth Group
         Zack Kubow / Lisa Cook
         (646) 536-7020 / 7012
         zkubow@theruthgroup.com
         lcook@theruthgroup.com
 
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