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OWENS & MINOR, INC. RECEIVES EDI AWARD

 OWENS & MINOR, INC. RECEIVES EDI AWARD
 RICHMOND, Va., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row,


Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) has received an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Award. The award, presented by "EDI, spread the word!," honors companies with the largest number of trading partners reached by the way of EDI.

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 the award winner in the Medical and Surgical Products Industry. Other winners include IBM (Computer Manufacturing Industry), Lowe's (Hardware Industry), ALCOA (Metals Industry) Emery Worldwide (Air Express Industry), Haggar Apparel (Apparel Industry), Searle Laboratories (Drug Manufacturing Industry) Burlington Northern (Rail Industry), and Caterpillar Corporation (Truck or Heavy Equipment Manufacturer Industry).
 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 28 distribution centers serving 37 states and the District of Columbia. Owens & Minor, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OMI.
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 /CONTACT: Glenn J. Dozier, Senior Vice President-Operations and Systems and Chief Financial Officer, 804-965-2945, or Hugh F. Gouldthorpe, Jr., Vice President-Corporate Communications, 804-965-2922, both of Owens & Minor, Inc./
 (OMI) CO: Owens & Minor, Inc. ST: Virginia IN: MTC SU:


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