Owens & Minor Wins National Acclaim for High Relationship Value, Exceptional Customer Service, and Operational Excellence with

  Owens & Minor Wins National Acclaim for High Relationship Value, Exceptional
  Customer Service, and Operational Excellence with Premier

Business Wire

RICHMOND, Va. -- June 26, 2013

Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI) announced that, for the fifth year in a row, it
was named the sole winner of the 2013 Premier Polaris Award by the Premier
healthcare alliance. The Premier Polaris Award recognizes supplier performance
that goes beyond excellence in contract compliance to high relationship value
and exceptional customer service. The winner of the award is selected by
members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

“When our customers recognize us for providing high quality service and
bringing real value to the healthcare supply chain, all of us at Owens & Minor
are honored to receive these awards,” said Craig R. Smith, chairman, president
& chief executive officer of Owens & Minor. “In the marketplace, we work
closely with our customers to reach their supply chain goals for efficiency
and effectiveness, and these awards from Premier and its alliance member
hospitals strongly validate our collaborative efforts.”

Among Premier’s annual supplier accolades, Owens & Minor, for the fifth
consecutive year, was also named a winner of the 2013 Pinnacle Award, which
recognizes Premier’s contracted suppliers that support mutual goals, drive
contract utilization and commit to performance improvement. In addition, for
the third year in a row, Owens & Minor was given an Honorable Mention for the
Diversity Award. The awards were announced at Premier’s 2013 annual
Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio on June 12, 2013.

“Over the years, Owens & Minor has truly supported Premier alliance members
with high-quality, cost-effective products and services so they can continue
efforts to drive toward value-based care,” said Durral R. Gilbert, president
of supply chain services, Premier. “We’re very proud to recognize Owens &
Minor with the Polaris Award.”

About Owens & Minor

Owens & Minor, Inc., (NYSE: OMI) a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in
Richmond, Virginia, is a leading national distributor of name-brand medical
and surgical supplies. Owens & Minor also offers global third-party logistics
services to pharmaceutical, life-science, and medical-device manufacturers
through its European business unit, Movianto, and through its U.S.-based
service, OM HealthCare Logistics. With a diverse product and service offering
and distribution centers throughout the United States, the company serves
hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, alternate site locations, group
purchasing organizations, healthcare manufacturers, and the federal
government. Owens & Minor also provides technology and consulting programs
that improve inventory management and streamline logistics across the entire
medical supply chain. For news releases, or for more information about Owens &
Minor, visit the company website at www.owens-minor.com.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Premier is the nation’s largest performance improvement alliance of more than
2,800 U.S. hospitals and 95,000 other sites using the power of collaboration
and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality,
cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading
purchasing network with more than $5 billion in annual savings. Premier also
maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4
patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care,
Premier has the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America,
including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in
Washington. https://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on
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