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THE WEST COMPANY APPOINTS DIVISION PRESIDENT

 THE WEST COMPANY APPOINTS DIVISION PRESIDENT
 PHOENIXVILLE, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Company,


Incorporated (NYSE: WST) today announced that Jerry E. Dorsey has been named division president for the Health Care Products Division of The West Company replacing Victor E. Ziegler, who was recently promoted to the position of executive vice president.
 In announcing the appointment, Ziegler stated, "Mr. Dorsey brings to The West Company considerable operations and general management experience in the health care field. We are very pleased to have a person of his breadth and background take responsibility for the largest segment of our company's business."
 With more than 20 years in the health care industry, Dorsey has most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Foster Medical, a medical supply and distribution company. During an 18-year tenure at Johnson and Johnson, he served in a variety of operations positions, and served ultimately as vice president and general manager of Johnson & Johnson Dental Products Company.
 Dorsey is a graduate of Assumption College and received his MBA in marketing and economics from Farleigh Dickinson University.
 The West Company is the premier supplier of products that satisfy the unique filling, sealing and dispensing needs of the health care and consumer products industries. More than 85 percent of West's revenue is generated by the health care markets. Products include stoppers, closures, containers, medical device components and assemblies made from elastomers, metal, plastic and glass. West also manufactures related packaging machinery.
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 /CONTACT: Stephen M. Heumann, corporate treasurer of The West Company, 215-935-4640/
 (WST) CO: The West Company, Incorporated ST: Pennsylvania IN: MAC SU: PER


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