ARLINGTON, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMGI), a global orthopaedic medical device company, announced today that it will be participating in the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 7, 2013, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California. Robert Palmisano, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
A live audio webcast of the conference presentation, along with the accompanying presentation materials, will be available on Wright’s corporate website at www.wmt.com/corporate, under the “Investor Info” link. The audio webcast and accompanying presentation materials will be archived on this site under the “Investor Presentations” link following the conference.
About Wright Medical
Wright Medical Group, Inc. is a global orthopaedic medical device company that specializes in the design, manufacture and marketing of devices and biologics for extremity, hip and knee reconstruction and is the recognized leader of surgical solutions for the foot and ankle market. The Company has been in business for more than 60 years and markets its products in over 60 countries worldwide. For more information about Wright Medical, visit the Company’s website at www.wmt.com.
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This presentation and webcast may contain “forward-looking statements” as defined under U.S. federal securities laws. These statements reflect management’s current knowledge, assumptions, beliefs, estimates, and expectations and express management’s current view of future performance, results, and trends. Forward looking statements may be identified by their use of terms such as anticipate, believe, could, estimate, expect, intend, may, plan, predict, project, will, and other similar terms. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to materially differ from those described in the forward-looking statements. In addition to those described below, forward looking statements contained in this presentation and webcast include, without limitation, statements concerning the timing and expected benefits of the previously announced merger agreement with BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc., including statements about the possibility of FDA approval of Augment Bone Graft, statements regarding market acceptance of, and expected annual market demand for Augment Bone Graft, and statements regarding the expected impact of the transaction on Wright’s adjusted EBITDA and other financial results. The reader should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Such statements are made as of the date of this presentation and webcast, and we undertake no obligation to update such statements after this date. In addition to those described above, risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to materially differ from those described in forward-looking statements are discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including those described in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, in each case under the heading “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in such filings). By way of example and without implied limitation, such risks and uncertainties include: the failure of BioMimetic stockholders to adopt the merger agreement or the failure of either Wright or BioMimetic to meet any of the other conditions to the closing of the transaction, the failure to realize the anticipated benefits from the transaction or delay in realization thereof, future actions of the United States Attorney’s office, the FDA, the Department of Health and Human Services or other U.S. or foreign government authorities that could delay, limit or suspend our development, manufacturing, commercialization and sale of products, or result in seizures, injunctions, monetary sanctions or criminal or civil liabilities; any actual or alleged breach of the Corporate Integrity Agreement to which we are subject through September 2015 which could expose us to significant liability including exclusion from Medicare, Medicaid and other federal healthcare programs, potential criminal prosecution, and civil and criminal fines or penalties; adverse outcomes in existing product liability litigation; new product liability claims; inadequate insurance coverage; the possibility of private securities litigation or shareholder derivative suits; demand for and market acceptance of our new and existing products; potentially burdensome tax measures; lack of suitable business development opportunities; product quality or patient safety issues; challenges to our intellectual property rights; geographic and product mix impact on our sales; our inability to retain key sales representatives, independent distributors and other personnel or to attract new talent; inventory reductions or fluctuations in buying patterns by wholesalers or distributors; inability to realize the anticipated benefits of restructuring initiatives; negative impact of the commercial and credit environment on us, our customers and our suppliers; and the potentially negative effect of our ongoing compliance enhancements on our relationships with customers, and on our ability to deliver timely and effective medical education, clinical studies, and new products.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TRANSACTION
This presentation and webcast may be deemed to be solicitation material regarding the proposed business combination of Wright and BioMimetic. In connection with the proposed transaction, Wright has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, which includes a proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials in connection with the proposed transaction, and each of Wright and BioMimetic intend to file with the SEC other documents regarding the proposed transaction. The proxy statement/prospectus and this presentation and webcast are not offers to sell Wright securities and are not soliciting an offer to buy Wright securities in any state where the offer and sale is not permitted. The final proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to the stockholders of BioMimetic. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF BIOMIMETIC ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND THE OTHER RELEVANT MATERIAL CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WRIGHT AND BIOMIMETIC AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.
The proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials (when they become available), and any and all documents filed with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Wright by directing a written request to Wright Medical Group, Inc, 5677 Airline Road, Arlington, TN 38002, Attention: Investor Relations, and by BioMimetic by directing a written request to BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc., 389 Nichol Mill Lane, Franklin, TN 37067, Attention: Investor Relations.
BioMimetic and its respective executive officers and directors and other persons, including Wright and its respective executive officers and directors, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from its stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the executive officers and directors of BioMimetic and their ownership of BioMimetic common stock is set forth in its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the SEC on March 13, 2012 and the proxy statement for BioMimetic’s 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, filed with the SEC on April 27, 2012. Information about the executive officers and directors of Wright Medical Group is set forth in its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the SEC on February 24, 2012 and the proxy statement for Wright Medical Group’s 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, filed with the SEC on March 27, 2012. Certain directors and executive officers of BioMimetic and other persons may have direct or indirect interests in the merger due to securities holdings, pre-existing or future indemnification arrangements and rights to severance payments if their employment is terminated prior to or following the transaction. If and to the extent that any of the BioMimetic participants will receive any additional benefits in connection with the transaction, the details of those benefits will be described in the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the transaction. Investors and security holders may obtain additional information regarding the direct and indirect interests of BioMimetic and its executive officers and directors in the transaction.