Symmetry Surgical to Begin Trading on NASDAQ

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Symmetry Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq:SSRG) announced today that its separation from Symmetry Medical Inc. has been successfully completed. Symmetry Surgical will begin trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol "SSRG."

The merger, which resulted in the distribution of Symmetry Surgical common stock to the former stockholders of Symmetry Medical, occurred today. In the distribution, Symmetry Surgical issued one share of common stock for every four shares of Symmetry Medical common stock held as of the effective time of the merger, subject to the terms and conditions of the definitive merger agreement.

Thomas J. Sullivan, President & Chief Executive Officer of Symmetry Surgical, said, "The entire Symmetry Surgical team is energized and eager to begin life as a stand-alone, publicly-traded company. We believe we have significant potential with our existing business and through business development opportunities. We look forward to executing our growth strategy and building value for our shareholders."

About Symmetry Surgical Inc.

Symmetry Surgical is dedicated to developing and delivering high-quality, innovative surgical instruments that meet clinicians' needs and improve patients' lives. Our team collaborates with healthcare providers around the world to provide medical devices that exceed our customers' expectations and provide solutions for today's needs and tomorrow's growth. Our rich and diverse history creates one of the industry's most comprehensive surgical instrument portfolios, which includes our well-known brands such as BOOKWALTER®, GREENBERG®, RILEY™, OLSEN™, ULTRA™, QUAD-LOCK®, FLASHPAK®, RAPIDCLEAN®, OPTI-LENGTH®, CLASSIC® and CLASSIC PLUS®. Symmetry Surgical is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statement

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CONTACT: Investor Contacts: Zack Kubow The Ruth Group 646-536-7020 zkubow@theruthgroup.comSource:Symmetry Surgical Inc.