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OWENS & MINOR OPENS DISTRIBUTION CENTERS IN ALABAMA AND MICHIGAN

 RICHMOND, Va., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI), announced today the opening of custom distribution centers in Birmingham, Ala., and southeastern Michigan. The new centers allow the company to meet the requirements of these health care communities by providing just-in-time, stockless and other advanced distribution services in the most responsive, efficient and cost-effective manner yet developed.
 G. Gilmer Minor III, president and chief executive officer of Owens & Minor, Inc., stated:
 "The opening of distribution centers in these two key medical communities is an important step in our efforts to expand our territory and become a full-fledged national distributor. These facilities will allow us to give even better service to our existing customers and to cultivate new business for the company."
 Owens & Minor, Inc., is a wholesale distributor of medical and surgical supplies, pharmaceuticals and other related products to hospitals and medical care facilities. The company presently has 32 distribution centers serving 40 states and the District of Columbia. It plans to open a new distribution center in Boston in the third quarter of this year.
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 /CONTACT: Glenn J. Dozier, senior vice president, finance & information systems, and chief financial officer, 804-965-2945; Hugh F. Gouldthorpe Jr., vice president, corporate communications, 804-965-2922; Rudy G. Moss, division vice president, Atlanta Division, 404-699-2922; or Timothy J. Cogan, division vice president, Columbus Division, 614-777-6420, all of Owens & Minor/
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