Stryker Corporation : Stryker Announces Appointment of William Jellison to the Position of Vice President, Chief Financial

Stryker Corporation : Stryker Announces Appointment of William Jellison to the
             Position of Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Kalamazoo, Michigan - April 8, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced
that William Jellison has joined the Company in the position of Vice
President, Chief Financial Officer reporting to Kevin A. Lobo, President and
Chief Executive Officer, effective April 22, 2013. In this role, Mr. Jellison
will have global responsibilities for Stryker's Finance and Information
Technology activities, including Corporate Accounting, Reporting, Tax,
Treasury and Internal Audit functions. Dean Bergy, Stryker's Interim CFO and
Vice President, Corporate Secretary, will help support Mr. Jellison in his new
role during a transition period through the second quarter of 2013. Mr. Bergy
will remain Vice President, Corporate Secretary.

Prior to joining Stryker, Mr. Jellison had 15 year tenure at Dentsply
International, the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental
products, most recently as the company's Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer. His extensive experience and strong track record will be
instrumental in helping Stryker drive globalization and cost optimization. Mr.
Jellison's experience at Dentsply included an assignment as a Senior Vice
President with full P&L responsibilities over a number of international and
domestic operations prior to returning to the CFO role in 2005. Before
joining Dentsply, he spent 18 years with Donnelly Corporation, a publicly
traded international automotive parts supplier.  

Mr. Jellison graduated from Hope College with a bachelor's degree in business
administration, became a Certified Management Accountant and is a member of
both the IMA and FEI. 

"Bill's accomplished career in managing the financial activities of growing
multinational organizations will complement our leadership team in achieving
our strategic goals," stated Kevin A. Lobo, President and Chief Executive

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is
dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more
efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array
of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and
surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more
active and more satisfying lives. For more information about Stryker, please


For investor inquiries please contact:
Katherine A. Owen, Stryker Corporation, 269-385-2600 or

For media inquiries please contact:
Yin Becker, Stryker Corporation, 201-831-5000 or


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