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Wright Medical Group N.V. is a global medical device company focused on Extremities and Biologics. The company is committed to delivering innovative, value-added solutions improving quality of life for patients worldwide and is a recognized leader of surgical solutions for the upper extremities (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand), lower extremities (foot and ankle) and biologics markets, three of the fastest growing segments in orthopaedics.

Company Milestones

1950 -

Frank Wright forms Wright Manufacturing Company in Memphis, TN

1975 -

Wright's operations move to Arlington, TN

1977 -

Wright is acquired by Dow Corning, becomes Dow Corning Wright

1993 -

Wright is sold to a private investment group and becomes Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

1999 -

Wright is acquired by Warburg Pincus Equity Partners and a group of investors

2001 -

Wright completes a successful initial public offering of stock on the NASDAQ stock exchange

2007 -

Wright completes acquisition of DARCO International, Inc. Reconstructive Foot Surgery

2008 -

Wright completes acquisition of INBONE Technologies, Inc. and groundbreaking technology of the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement System

2010 -

Wright celebrates its 60th year in orthopaedics

2011 -

Robert Palmisano joins Wright as President and Chief Executive Officer on September 17, 2011

2012 -

Wright’s transformation begins. With a clear goal of maximizing the significant opportunity in Foot & Ankle, Wright completes the successful transition of its U.S. Foot & Ankle sales force and becomes the company with the largest, specialized, direct sales presence to serve its customers. Additional medical education and physician training, as well as several key product launches, including the PROPHECY® INBONE® Pre-Operative Navigation Alignment Guides, CLAW® II Polyaxial Compression Plating System, and the ORTHOLOC® 3Di Reconstruction Plating System, follow.

2013 -

Wright completes acquisition of WG Healthcare on January 7, 2013

2013 -

Wright completes acquisition of BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. on March 1, 2013

2013 -

Wright launches ORTHOLOC® 3Di Ankle Fusion System

2013 -

Wright completes acquisition of Biotech International on November 15, 2013

2014 -

Wright completes divestiture of its OrthoRecon business to MicroPort on January 9, 2014

2014 -

Wright completes acquisition of Solana Surgical on January 30, 2014

2014 -

Wright completes acquisition of OrthoPro on February 5, 2014

2014 -

Wright launches INFINITY® Total Ankle Replacement System on June 16, 2014

2014 -

Wright receives FDA approvable letter for Augment® Bone Graft on October 24, 2014

2014 -

Wright and Tornier N.V. announce proposed merger on October 27, 2014

2015 -

Wright receives final FDA approval for Augment® Bone Graft on September 1, 2015

2015 -

Wright and Tornier complete merger and create Premier, High-Growth Extremities-Biologics Company on October 1, 2015