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OWENS & MINOR TO OPEN DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN

 RICHMOND, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI), announced today its plans to open a distribution center in Southeastern Michigan. The nation's second largest distributor of medical and surgical supplies has been servicing this area of Michigan from its established distribution center in Columbus, Ohio. The opening is scheduled for mid-year.
 G. Gilmer Minor III, president and chief executive officer, stated: "This is another step in our efforts to expand our territory and become a full-fledged national distributor. We will continue to look for additional geographic areas for future expansion."
 Owens & Minor, Inc., headquartered in Richmond, is a wholesale distributor of medical and surgical supplies, pharmaceuticals and other related products to hospitals and medical care facilities. The company presently has 29 distribution centers serving 40 states and the District of Columbia. It plans to open its 30th distribution center in Birmingham, Ala., in the second quarter of this year, and the Michigan facility will be its 31st.
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 /CONTACT: Timothy J. Cogan, division vice president, Columbus, Ohio, 614-777-6432; Craig R. Smith, senior vice president- distribution, 804-965-2993; Glenn J. Dozier, senior vice president- finance and information systems, 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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