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Zimmer Holdings Announces Dates for Third Quarter 2006 Conference Call and 2007 AAOS Analyst Meeting

WARSAW, Ind., Oct 09, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SWX: ZMH), leader in the orthopaedics industry, announced today its third quarter 2006 sales and earnings conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, October 26, 2006, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. A news release detailing the quarterly results will be made available on Wednesday, October 25, 2006, after the close of the New York Stock Exchange.

The live audio webcast can be accessed via Zimmer's Investor Relations website at http://investor.zimmer.com . It will be archived for replay following the conference.

Individuals who wish to dial into the conference call may do so at (800) 406-1106. International callers should dial (706) 634-7075. A digital recording will be available two hours after the completion of the conference call from October 26, 2006 to November 9, 2006. To access the recording, US/Canada callers should dial (800) 642-1687, or for International callers, dial (706) 645-9291, and enter the Conference ID, 8092596.

The Company also announced it will conduct a meeting for investment analysts on Wednesday, February 14, 2007, during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting in San Diego. The meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time); the location will be announced when it is finalized. The investment analyst meeting will be hosted by Ray Elliott, Chairman, President and CEO, and Sam Leno, Executive Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, and will feature a presentation and question-and-answer period.

To avoid any delay in starting the meeting on time, investment analysts are encouraged to pre-register for the meeting by contacting Michele Picillo in advance of the meeting at 574-372-4474 or by e-mail at michele.picillo@zimmer.com .

About the Company

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer is the worldwide #1 pure-play orthopaedic leader in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing reconstructive and spinal implants, trauma and related orthopaedic surgical products. Zimmer has operations in more than 24 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries. Zimmer's 2005 sales were approximately $3.3 billion. The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 6,700 employees worldwide.

Visit Zimmer on the worldwide web at http://www.zimmer.com .

Zimmer Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the orthopaedics industry, management's beliefs and assumptions made by management. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as "may," "will," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "projects," "assumes," "guides," "targets," "forecasts," and "seeks" or the negative of such terms or other variations on such terms or comparable terminology. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, the outcome of the Department of Justice investigations announced in March 2005 and June 2006, price and product competition, rapid technological development, demographic changes, dependence on new product development, the mix of our products and services, supply and prices of raw materials and products, customer demand for our products and services, control of costs and expenses, our ability to form and implement alliances, international growth, governmental laws and regulations affecting our U.S. and international businesses, including tax obligations and risks, product liability and intellectual property litigation losses, reimbursement levels from third-party payors, general industry and market conditions and growth rates and general domestic and international economic conditions including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see our periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be set forth in our periodic reports. Readers of this document are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, since, while we believe the assumptions on which the forward- looking statements are based are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. This cautionary statement is applicable to all forward-looking statements contained in this document.

SOURCE Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

Media: Brad Bishop, +1-574-372-4291, bradley.bishop@zimmer.com , Investors: Sean
O'Hara, +1-574-371-8032, sean.f.ohara@zimmer.com , or Sam Leno, +1-574-372-4790,
sam.leno@zimmer.com , all of Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

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