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Anthogyr: Anthogyr and Straumann announce partnership

* Anthogyr opens door for Straumann to enter fast-growing value segment in
* Straumann to acquire 30% stake in Anthogyr
* Both parties intend to broaden cooperation

Basel/Sallanches 25 February 2016
-Anthogyr, French dental implant manufacturer andStraumann, a global leader in
tooth replacement solutions, have announced a partnership agreement that
enables the Swiss company to invest in Anthogyr and to address a broader
section of the fast-growing tooth replacement market in China.

Anthogyr's dental implant system is registered and established in China where
it is positioned as a high-quality attractively-priced option. The agreement
foresees the transfer of Anthogyr's implantology business activities in China
to Straumann by mid-year, giving the latter access to the fast-growing value
segment there. The combination of the two companies' sales capabilities is
expected to provide the critical mass to compete and grow successfully in
this segment. Straumann already leads the premium segment in China and has
recently established a new country organization and distributor network
covering all provinces.

In addition, Straumann is to acquire a 30% stake in Anthogyr and offers
potential leverage to the business in other markets through Instradent, the
business platform that Straumann is building to address the global value
segment with multiple brands. Financial details were not disclosed and the
agreement is expected to become effective at the end of March, subject to the
fulfilment of certain conditions.

About Anthogyr -

Located in Sallanches, France, Anthogyr is a family-owned business rooted in
the precision engineering region close to Geneva. Anthogyr began
manufacturing dental implants in 1980 and has expanded rapidly in recent
years boosted by the success of its Axiom implant system. With a team of 400
employees and consolidated sales of approximately 45 million euros, the
company develops, manufactures its products in France and Luxemburg and sells
them on five continents through eight subsidiaries and a network of
distributors. Almost 60% of its sales are in its domestic market, 15%
elsewhere in Europe and approximately 15% in Asia.

About Straumann -

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Straumann (SIX: STMN) is a global leader
in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. In collaboration with
leading clinics, research institutes and universities, Straumann researches,
develops and manufactures dental implants, instruments, prosthetics and
tissue regeneration products for use in tooth replacement and restoration
solutions or to prevent tooth loss. Straumann currently employs approximately
3450 people worldwide and its products and services are available in more
than 100 countries through its broad network of distribution subsidiaries and


Agence Amalthea :
Anne Laure Fogliani, +33 4 26 78 27 15

Contacts Straumann:

Corporate Communication:

Mark Hill, +41 (0)61 965 13 21
Thomas Konrad, +41 (0)61 965 15 46

Investor Relations:

Fabian Hildbrand, +41 (0)61 965 13 27


This release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the
current views of management. Such statements are subject to known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results,
performance or achievements of the Straumann Group to differ materially from
those expressed or implied in this release. Straumann is providing the
information in this release as of this date and does not undertake any
obligation to update any statements contained in it as a result of new
information, future events or


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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Anthogyr via Globenewswire


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