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Symmetry Surgical Continues European Presence With Distributor in the United Kingdom

WARSAW, Ind., Feb. 27, 2013 (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 subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, has entered into a distribution agreement with Hospital Innovations in the United Kingdom. Under terms of the agreement, Hospital Innovations will distribute Symmetry Surgical's portfolio of surgical medical devices, which includes all brands and products of the recently acquired Codman surgical instruments portfolio.

Hospital Innovations, a well-known, growing healthcare company, delivers high-quality surgical instruments to more than 400 hospitals throughout the U.K. Adding Symmetry Surgical's portfolios to its robust lines of pioneering medical devices and products will enable Hospital Innovations to better meet their customers' evolving requirements and work with them to deliver quality, value and outstanding patient care.

Chris Huntington, Chief Operating Officer of Symmetry Surgical, said, "Hospital Innovations shares our strategic mission of delivering surgical instruments with exceptional quality and innovation to healthcare professionals. This important partnership will create new opportunities to work closely with hospitals and clinics in the U.K., and further strengthen our presence in the European market."

About Symmetry Surgical

Symmetry Surgical is dedicated to developing quality surgical instruments that meet the needs of clinicians and help improve the lives of patients. Our portfolio brings together the product lines of Specialty Surgical Instrumentation (SSi), Olsen Medical and the recently acquired surgical instruments division Codman & Shurtleff, Inc. Our well-known brands include BOOKWALTER®, GREENBERG, RILEY, OLSEN, ULTRA, QUAD-LOCK, FLASHPAK, RAPIDCLEAN®, OPTI-LENGTH®, CLASSIC® and CLASSIC PLUS®. Headquartered in Nashville, Symmetry Surgical is a wholly owned subsidiary of Symmetry Medical Inc (NYSE:SMA).

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 orthopaedic 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 / Media: The Ruth Group Zack Kubow / Lisa Cook (646) 536-7020 / 7012 zkubow@theruthgroup.com lcook@theruthgroup.comSource:Symmetry Medical Inc.