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Press Release

June 15, 2007 at 12:00 AM EDT

Department of Defense Renews Existing Prime Vendor Contracts with Owens & Minor for Medical & Surgical Supply Distribution Services

Department of Defense Renews Existing Prime Vendor Contracts with Owens & Minor for Medical & Surgical Supply Distribution ServicesRICHMOND, Va., Jun 15, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Owens & Minor (NYSE-OMI) is pleased to announce the renewal of its existing multi-year, prime vendor contract for medical and surgical supply distribution services to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Under terms of the agreement, Owens & Minor will serve the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, federal civilian agencies, Coast Guard, and other non-DoD agencies. The award is effective until April 30, 2009.

"We are pleased that Owens & Minor continues its excellent relationship with the Department of Defense," said Craig R. Smith, president and chief executive officer of Owens & Minor. "While this award represents a continuation of existing agreements, we are always seeking ways to expand our relations with the U.S. military."

Owens & Minor, Inc., (NYSE:OMI) a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is the leading distributor of national name-brand medical and surgical supplies and a healthcare supply chain management company. With a diverse product and service offering and distribution centers throughout the United States, the company serves hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, alternate care locations, group purchasing organizations, the federal government and consumers. Owens & Minor provides technology and consulting programs that enable healthcare providers to maximize efficiency and cost-effectiveness in materials purchasing, improve inventory management and streamline logistics across the entire medical supply chain--from origin of product to patient bedside. The company also has established itself as a leader in the development and use of technology. For news releases, or for more information about Owens & Minor, visit the company Web site at www.owens-minor.com.

SOURCE: Owens & Minor Inc.

Owens & Minor Inc.
Trudi Allcott, 804-723-7555;
truitt.allcott@owens-minor.com