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Changes in the Executive Committee at Nobel Biocare

Nobel Biocare announced today that it is reducing its Executive Committee by two members, effective July 4, 2014.

Walter Ritter, Executive Vice President Global Human Resources, has announced his desire to retire by May 2015. Jörg von Manger-Koenig, Executive Vice President Global Legal and Compliance and Group General Counsel, will, in addition to his current responsibilities, also assume Executive Committee responsibility for Global Human Resources.

Petra Rumpf, Executive Vice President Corporate Development will be leaving Nobel Biocare to pursue other opportunities outside the company. Corporate Development responsibilities will shift to Oliver Walker, Chief Financial Officer, and responsibilities for the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) will transfer to Jörg von Manger-Koenig.

Richard Laube, CEO: “Both Petra Rumpf and Walter Ritter have been important contributors in helping turn Nobel Biocare around over the past few years. I would like to thank them both for their dedication, commitment and contributions to our company.”

Walter Ritter has established cutting-edge performance management systems and laid an excellent foundation for Nobel Biocare’s people development programs. Petra Rumpf has helped revitalize many important Nobel Biocare business areas, including Alpha-Bio Tec, the Online Store, the creos line of regenerative solutions and the establishment of FOR.

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.