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Zimmer Launches Updated Website With New Content for Patients, Surgeons

WARSAW, Ind., Apr 30, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ --

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) announced today that its corporate website, www.zimmer.com , has been enhanced to provide easier access for patients seeking information about orthopaedic conditions and treatments and for physicians searching for product data, educational services and surgical techniques. The current site includes new video clips from patients describing their experiences with joint replacement, including Zimmer Minimally Invasive Solutions(TM) (MIS(TM)) Procedures and Technologies. In the future, Zimmer's newest site, www.livelifebig.com , will be used as the repository of Zimmer patient stories.

"Our internet presence has been a key element in our drive to link patients and surgeons to the information they need, and then to link patients to the Zimmer surgeons who can provide necessary treatments," said Zimmer Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Elliott. "We have integrated content from our very successful 'Pace with Life' website into zimmer.com, providing patients more access to information about arthritis and its treatments."

In addition to streamlined navigation and patient information tools, the website also features greater resources for surgeons, including a calendar of continuing medical education courses. Product information, surgical techniques, white papers and study guides are available for surgeons who register online. Additional patient education materials have been added, with more than 20 new articles about anatomy, arthritis and orthopaedic treatments. Patient information on the zimmer.com site has been reviewed for accuracy by orthopaedic surgeons.

In addition to professional and patient education, the site features an updated investor section that includes a wide variety of financial performance data, SEC filings and corporate information.

Zimmer, based in Warsaw, Indiana, is a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of reconstructive orthopaedic implants and trauma products. Orthopaedic reconstruction implants restore joint function lost due to disease or trauma in joints such as knees, hips, shoulders and elbows. Trauma products are devices used primarily to reattach or stabilize damaged bone and tissue to support the body's natural healing process. Zimmer also manufactures and markets other products related to orthopaedic and general surgery. For the year 2002, Zimmer recorded worldwide revenues of approximately $1.4 billion. Zimmer was founded in 1927 and has more than 3,600 employees worldwide.

    Visit Zimmer on the worldwide web at www.zimmer.com

SOURCE Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

Media, Brad Bishop, +1-574-372-4291, or
bradley.bishop@zimmer.com, or Investors, Sam Leno, +1-574-372-4790, or
sam.leno@zimmer.com, both of Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

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