Symmetry Medical Launches Complementary Additions to Its Quad-Lock(TM) Sterilization Container Portfolio

Symmetry Medical Inc. announced today its subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, Inc. , has released new additions to its Quad-Lock™ Sterilization Container Portfolio.

Innovative Rongeur Instrument Holders Address the Need for Organization of Instrument Sets

WARSAW, Ind. , June 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE:SMA), a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays, announced today its subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, Inc. , has released new additions to its Quad-Lock™ Sterilization Container Portfolio. These additions include innovative Rongeur Instrument Holders that support the organization of many of Symmetry Surgical's newest products, including the patented RapidClean® Detachable Kerrison Rongeur and the Opti-Length® Extended Length Surgical Instruments for obese patient surgery. The universal design of the Rongeur Instrument Holders is available in different sizesand supports traditional instruments sold by Symmetry Surgical and most other suppliers.

The Rongeur Instrument Holders have many design features, including the capacity to hold 10 to 12 various sized instruments. They may also be utilized with or without a basket, offering the user the option of assembling and organizing their instrument sets. The one-piece design makes processing easy for the user, with no assembly required, reducing processing time and the risk of lost parts. The Rongeur Instrument Holders are designed to ensure that instruments remain organized throughout a surgical procedure and are designed to be used on the back table to help surgical assistants keep their sterile field ready to support the surgeon with the right surgical instrument.

The Rongeur Instrument Holders were featured at the recent annual meeting of the International Association of Healthcare Central Service and Material Management Conference , in Albuquerque, NM April 29 to May 2, 2012, where it received accolades from participants.

Chris Huntington, Chief Operating Officer of Symmetry Surgical, added, "These additions are welcomed by our customer base. With so many facilities taking advantage of our patented RapidClean® Detachable Kerrison Rongeurs and our innovative Quad-Lock™ Sterilization Container System, they now have a specially designed organizer that brings the two offerings together."

For more information on these portfolio line extensions please contact your Symmetry Surgical Representative by calling 800-255-2500 or by visiting the Company's website at www.symmetrysurgical.com.

About Symmetry Surgical Inc.
Symmetry Surgical is dedicated to developing quality surgical instruments that meet the needs of clinicians and help improve the lives of patients. Our portfolio brings together the product lines of Specialty Surgical Instrumentation (SSi), Olsen Medical and the recently acquired surgical instruments division Codman & Shurtleff, Inc. Our well-known brands include BOOKWALTER®, GREENBERG™, RILEY™, OLSEN™, ULTRA™, QUAD-LOCK™, FLASHPAK™, RAPIDCLEAN®, OPTI-LENGTH®, CLASSIC® and CLASSIC PLUS®. Headquartered in Nashville , Symmetry Surgical is a wholly owned subsidiary of Symmetry Medical Inc (NYSE:SMA).

About Symmetry Medical Inc.
Symmetry Medical Inc. is a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays. The Company's thousands of Teammates provide design, development and worldwide production capabilities for these products to customers in the orthopedic industry, other medical device markets, and specialized non-healthcare markets. Symmetry's trusted reputation and brands, broad Intellectual Property portfolio and commitment to innovation enable it to collaborate with hundreds of global medical device manufacturers as well as thousands of hospitals to provide solutions for today's needs and tomorrow's growth.

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