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Nobel Biocare appoints Oliver Walker as Chief Financial Officer

Nobel Biocare announced today that Oliver Walker (43) has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Nobel Biocare. He will take up his role at the beginning of August 2012. Oliver Walker is a senior finance executive with over 17 years of experience in international industrial settings, most of which were in the medtech industry. He brings expertise in leading the finance function of companies in dynamic industries with multi-faceted business models.

Oliver Walker spent seven years as CFO of Sonova, a publicly listed, leading hearing solutions company, and four years as CFO of Stratec Medical Group. Prior to Stratec, he worked for the industrial Von Roll Group in various management positions. Oliver Walker holds a Master of Science in Business Economics from the University of Berne, Switzerland.

Richard Laube, CEO of Nobel Biocare: “Oliver Walker brings significant expertise in finance, operational leadership and building scalable organizations. His strong project management and leadership skills and experience in building medical technology companies will be a great asset to Nobel Biocare as we continue to develop our company.”

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations. The company’s portfolio offers solutions from single tooth to fully edentulous indications with dental implant systems (including key brands NobelActive®, Brånemark System® and NobelReplace®), a comprehensive range of high-precision individualized prosthetics and CAD/CAM systems (NobelProcera®), diagnostics, treatment planning and guided surgery solutions (NobelClinician® and DTX Studio™) and biomaterials (creos). Nobel Biocare supports its customers through all phases of professional development, offering world-class training and education along with practice support and patient information materials. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Production takes place at six sites located in the United States, Sweden, Japan and Israel. Products and services are available in over 80 countries through subsidiaries and distributors.