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OWENS & MINOR, INC., RECEIVES E.D.I. EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 RICHMOND, Va., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI), has been chosen to receive an Exceptional Achievement Award for its E.D.I. implementation program. The award, presented by "E.D.I., Spread the Word!," marks the third consecutive year that Owens & Minor has been chosen for its outstanding progress in E.D.I. programs.
 Electronic Data Interchange is the paperless flow of business transactions from one person or place to another. It is an efficient, cost-effective means for exchanging information that reinforces Owens & Minor's position to be the leading low cost distributor in the healthcare industry.
 Owens & Minor, Inc., was one of seven companies to receive this award. According to June Wilson, award coordinator for "E.D.I., Spread the Word!," the winners in the category "are a quantum jump ahead of others in their industry." Other winners include Emery Worldwide, Milliken & Co., Monsanto Company, Pratt & Whitney and Random House.
 Owens & Minor, Inc., is a wholesale distributor of medical and surgical supplies, pharmaceuticals and other related products to hospitals and alternate medical care facilities. The company has 29 distribution centers serving 40 states and the District of Columbia. It plans to open its 30th and 31st distribution centers in Birmingham, Ala., and southeastern Michigan in the second 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, or Hugh F. Gouldthorpe, vice president, corporate communications, 804-965-2922, both of Owens & Minor/
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