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OWENS & MINOR OPENS DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN BOSTON AREA

 RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI), announced today the opening of a new distribution center in Taunton, Mass. This new facility will service hospitals in the New England area. This marks the opening of the company's 34th distribution center.
 According to G. Gilmer Minor III, president and chief executive officer: "The entry into the New England market is another important step in our efforts to become a full-fledged national distributor. New England is one of the country's preeminent hospital markets and an area we look forward to serving."
 Owens & Minor is a wholesale distributor of medical and surgical supplies, pharmaceuticals and other related products to hospitals and medical care facilities. The company has 34 distribution centers serving 41 states and the District of Columbia.
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 /CONTACT: Craig R. Smith, senior vice president-distribution, 804-965-2993, Glenn J. Dozier, senior vice president-finance & information systems, and chief financial officer, 804-965-2945, or Hugh F. Gouldthorpe Jr., vice president-corporate communications, 804-965-2922, all of Owens & Minor/
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