Medical Action Industries 2nd Quarter Earnings Call to Take Place on October 31, 2012

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BRENTWOOD, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical Action Industries Inc. (Nasdaq:MDCI), announced today that it will hold a conference call on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to present its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

The conference call will be conducted by Mr. Paul D. Meringolo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. John Sheffield, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Mr. Brian Baker, Corporate Controller. Medical Action announced that the results of operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 will be released on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 before the market opens.

The conference call will be simultaneously webcast on our website: The dial-in number for the conference call is (888) 868-9080 (domestic) or (973) 935-8511 (international); conference ID #34472927. The complete call and discussion will be available for replay on our website beginning at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on October 31, 2012.

Medical Action is a diversified manufacturer and distributor of disposable medical devices and a leader in many of the markets where it competes. Its products are marketed primarily to acute care facilities in domestic and certain international markets. The Company has expanded its target market to include physician, dental and veterinary office, out-patient surgery centers, long-term care facilities and laboratories. Medical Action's products are marketed nationally by its direct sales personnel and extensive network of healthcare distributors. The Company has preferred vendor agreements with national and regional distributors, as well as sole and multi-source agreements with group purchasing organizations. Medical Action's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MDCI and is included in the Russell Microcap® Index.

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CONTACT: John Sheffield Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer MEDICAL ACTION INDUSTRIES INC. (631) 231-4600

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