Symmetry Medical's Sheffield, UK Manufacturing Plant Returns to Full Operational Activity

WARSAW, Ind., March 26, 2014 (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 Sheffield, UK manufacturing plant has returned to full operational activity following a minor electrical fire that occurred in its temporary Acid Shop on March 8, 2014. The refurbishment, repair and validation work on the temporary Acid Shop was completed ahead of the Company's original expectations for completion in early April. The Company confirmed that it projects little financial impact beyond a delay in revenue from first quarter 2014 to second quarter 2014 of approximately $1 million.

Thomas J. Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Symmetry Medical, stated, "We are pleased that our team was able to quickly repair the temporary Acid Shop and return our Sheffield manufacturing plant to full operational activity. We have been in close communication with Sheffield customers throughout the process and expect minimal disruption to their orders as a result of our business continuity plan and the relatively short period that the line was out of service."

About Symmetry 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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CONTACT: Symmetry Medical Inc. Fred L. Hite Senior Vice President Chief Financial Officer (574) 371-2218 Investors: The Ruth Group Zack Kubow (646) 536-7020 zkubow@theruthgroup.comSource:Symmetry Medical Inc.