Definitive Additional Materials





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Owens & Minor Inc.

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Owens & Minor, Inc.

Important Notice regarding the availability of Proxy Materials for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Friday, April 29, 2011


The Proxy Statement, Annual Report/Form 10-K, and other proxy materials are available at:

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.


OWENS & MINOR, INC.      If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed below on or before April 15, 2011 to facilitate timely delivery.



(please reference your 11-digit control number when requesting materials)


By opting out to receive printed materials, your preference for future proxy mailings will be kept on our file.


Telephone: 1-888-313-0164

(outside of the U.S and Canada call 201-680-6688)



(you must reference your 11-digit control number in your email)






This is not a proxy card. You cannot use this notice to vote your shares.

Dear Owens & Minor, Inc. Shareholder:

The 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Owens & Minor, Inc. (the “Company”) will be held at the corporate headquarters of the Company, 9120 Lockwood Boulevard, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116, on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).

Proposals to be considered at the Annual Meeting:


  (1) Election of the 12 directors named in the Company’s 2011 proxy statement, each for a one-year term and until their respective successors are elected;


  (2) Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2011;


  (3) Advisory vote on executive compensation;


  (4) Advisory vote on the frequency of a shareholder vote on executive compensation.

The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” Items 1 through 3.

The Board of Directors recommends a vote for every “1 year” with respect to Item 4.

The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on March 8, 2011 as the record date (the “Record Date”) for the determination of shareholders entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) thereof.





Shareholders of record as of the Record Date are encouraged and cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting.

Meeting Location:

Owens & Minor, Inc. Corporate Headquarters

9120 Lockwood Boulevard

Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116

You can find directions to the Annual Meeting at:

The following materials are available for you to review online:



the Company’s 2011 Proxy Statement (including all attachments thereto);


the Proxy Card;


the Company’s Annual Report and Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 (which is not deemed to be part of the official proxy soliciting materials); and


any amendments to the foregoing materials that are required to be furnished to shareholders.

To request a paper copy of the Proxy Materials:

(you must reference your 11-digit control number located on the reverse side of this form)

Telephone: 1-888-313-0164 (outside of the U.S. and Canada call 201-680-6688)

Email: (you must reference your 11-digit control number in your email)


The Proxy Materials for Owens & Minor, Inc. are available to review at:

Have this notice available when you want to view your proxy materials online, when you want to vote your proxy electronically, or if you want to request a paper copy of the proxy materials.





We encourage you to review the proxy materials online before voting.


Use the Internet to vote your shares. On the landing page of the above website in the box labeled “To Vote Your Shares by Internet” click on “Vote Now” to access the electronic proxy card and vote your shares. Have this letter in hand when you access the website.


You will need to reference the 11-digit control number located on the reverse side.