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Medline Named One of the 'Top 100 Workplaces' in the Chicago Area

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medline Industries, Inc. announced today that it has been named one of the "Top Workplaces" in the Chicago area by the Chicago Tribune. The 2012 rankings, published today in a special Chicago Tribune magazine section, recognizes the 100 best places to work in the Chicago area based on employee opinions about company leadership, values, local community support, career development, training and benefits.

"It's one thing to be honored by prestigious organizations throughout the year for the work we do, but it's especially meaningful when our own employees believe that Medline is a great place to work," said Andy Mills, president of Medline. "We have very low turnover, great benefits and an open and comfortable work environment. But it is the dedication and spirit of our employees that truly makes Medline a great place to work."

Medline Widely Recognized as a Great Place to Work

In addition to this recent recognition, Medline was honored by the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business as the 2012 Illinois Large Family Business of the Year. Medline was also recently named to the "National 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™" list, as well as selected as one of the "Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago."

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices and home care dealers. Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services. Medline recently earned the prestigious 2012 Chicago Innovation Award for its BioMask™, the first-ever FDA-cleared antiviral, antimicrobial medical face mask that is shown to inactivate flu viruses

Over the past five years, Medline has been the fastest-growing distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the U.S., serving as the primary distributor to over 450 major hospitals and healthcare systems. As a leading distributor, Medline offers a comprehensive array of consulting and management services encompassing the supply chain and logistics, utilization and standardization, business tools and enhanced reporting capabilities and on-staff clinicians.

John Marks (847) 643-3309 Ann Fahey-Widman, (847) 643-3011

jmarks@medline.com afahey@medline.com

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