Biomet Completes $825,000,000 Senior Notes Offering and $800,000,000 Senior Subordinated Notes Offering

WARSAW, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Biomet, Inc. today announced the completion of its previously announced offering of $825 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2020 (the “Additional Senior Notes”), at an issue price of 105.000% plus accrued interest from August 8, 2012 and of $800 million aggregate principal amount of senior subordinated notes due 2020 (the “Senior Subordinated Notes” and, together with the Additional Senior Notes, the “Notes”) at an issue price of 100.000%. The Additional Senior Notes are a follow-on issue to the Company’s $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.500% senior notes due 2020 issued on August 8, 2012 (the “Existing Senior Notes”) and will form a single class of debt securities with the Existing Senior Notes.

The Notes were offered in private offerings to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S of the Securities Act.

Biomet intends to use the net proceeds from the offerings of the Notes, together with cash on hand and other sources, to fund the company’s tender offer for any and all of its outstanding 10% senior notes due 2017 (the “2017 Senior Notes”) and up to $800 million of its outstanding 11⅝% senior subordinated notes due 2017 (the “2017 Senior Subordinated Notes” and, together with the 2017 Senior Notes, the “2017 Notes”). Biomet today called for redemption all outstanding 2017 Notes not accepted for purchase in the tender offer.

The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration under, or an applicable exemption from, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. Biomet has agreed to file a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which, or to any persons to whom, such offering, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Any offers of the Notes will be made only by means of a private offering circular.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward‐looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Those statements are often indicated by the use of words such as “will,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “plan” and similar expressions. Forward‐looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward looking statements due to, among others, the following factors: the success of the Company’s principal product lines; the results of the ongoing investigation by the United States Department of Justice; the ability to successfully implement new technologies; the Company’s ability to sustain sales and earnings growth; the Company’s success in achieving timely approval or clearance of its products with domestic and foreign regulatory entities; the impact to the business as a result of compliance with federal, state and foreign governmental regulations and with the Deferred Prosecution Agreement and Corporate Integrity Agreement; the impact to the business as a result of the economic downturn in both foreign and domestic markets; the impact of federal health care reform; the impact of anticipated changes in the musculoskeletal industry and the ability of the Company to react to and capitalize on those changes; the ability of the Company to successfully implement its desired organizational changes and cost‐saving initiatives; the impact to the business as a result of the Company’s significant international operations, including, among others, with respect to foreign currency fluctuations and the success of the Company’s transition of certain manufacturing operations to China; the impact of the Company’s managerial changes; the ability of the Company’s customers to receive adequate levels of reimbursement from third‐party payors; the Company’s ability to maintain its existing intellectual property rights and obtain future intellectual property rights; the impact to the business as a result of cost containment efforts of group purchasing organizations; the Company’s ability to retain existing independent sales agents for its products; the Company’s ability to successfully integrate acquisitions; and other factors set forth in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10‐K and quarterly reports on Form 10‐Q. Although the Company believes that the assumptions on which the forward‐looking statements contained herein are based are reasonable, any of those assumptions could prove to be inaccurate given the inherent uncertainties as to the occurrence or non‐occurrence of future events. There can be no assurance as to the accuracy of forward‐looking statements contained in this press release. The inclusion of a forward‐looking statement herein should not be regarded as a representation by the Company that the Company’s objectives will be achieved. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward‐looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward‐looking statements which speak only as of the date on which they were made.

About Biomet

Biomet, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market products used primarily by musculoskeletal medical specialists in both surgical and non‐surgical therapy. Biomet’s product portfolio encompasses large joint reconstructive products, including orthopedic joint replacement devices, and bone cements and accessories; sports medicine, extremities and trauma products, including internal and external orthopedic fixation devices; spine and bone healing products, including spine hardware, spinal stimulation devices, and orthobiologics, as well as electrical bone growth stimulators and softgoods and bracing; dental reconstructive products; and other products, including microfixation products and autologous therapies. Headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Biomet and its subsidiaries currently distribute products in approximately 90 countries.

Biomet, Inc.
Daniel P. Florin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, 574-372-1687
Barbara Goslee, Director, Investor Relations, 574-372-1514

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