DJO Global Appoints Mike S. Zafirovski as New Chairman, John R. Murphy as New Director and Audit Committee Chairman and Announces Other Changes to Its Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO--()--DJO Global, Inc. (“DJO Global”), a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced that on January 5, 2012 its Board of Directors elected Mike S. Zafirovski as a member of the DJO Global Board and as non-executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Zafirovski will succeed Les Cross as Chairman, however Mr. Cross will remain a member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Zafirovski is a senior advisor to The Blackstone Group and also serves on the boards of directors of the Boeing Company and Apria Healthcare Services. Previously, Mr. Zafirovski served as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nortel Networks Corporation from November 2005 to August 2009 and held several positions, including Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Motorola, Inc. from June 2000 to May 2005. Prior to joining Motorola, Mr. Zafirovski spent nearly 25 years with General Electric Company, where he served in management positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer of five GE businesses in the consumer, industrial, and financial services arenas.

On January 5, 2012, the Board also elected John R. Murphy to serve as a director of the Company and as Chairman of the DJO Global Audit Committee. Mr. Murphy currently serves on the Board of Directors, the Governance Committee and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation from 2009 to 2010, and prior thereto he served in various senior management roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer and ending as President and Chief Executive Officer of Accuride Corporation.

“Mike and John bring a wealth of experience and proven track records to DJO Global,” said Mike Mogul, DJO Global President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to their contribution to the Board of Directors and expect their broad executive and board experiences to make a terrific impact at DJO Global.”

Additionally, the Company announced that Lesley Howe tendered his resignation as a member of the DJO Global Board effective December 30, 2011.

About DJO Global

DJO Global is a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. The Company’s products address the continuum of patient care from injury prevention to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or from degenerative disease, enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion. Its products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. In addition, many of the Company’s medical devices and related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment. The Company’s product lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy, bone growth stimulators, vascular therapy systems and compression garments, therapeutic shoes and inserts, electrical stimulators used for pain management and physical therapy products. The Company’s surgical division offers a comprehensive suite of reconstructive joint products for the hip, knee and shoulder. DJO Global’s products are marketed under a portfolio of brands including Aircast®, Chattanooga, CMF™, Compex®, DonJoy®, Empi®, ProCare®, DJO® Surgical and Dr. Comfort®. For additional information on the Company, please visit www.DJOglobal.com.

Contacts

DJO Investor/Media Contact:
DJO Global, Inc.
Matt Simons
SVP Business Development and Investor Relations
760-734-5548
matt.simons@DJOglobal.com

Release Summary

DJO Global Appoints Mike S. Zafirovski as New Chairman, John R. Murphy as New Director and Audit Committee Chairman and Announces Other Changes to Its Board of Directors

Contacts

DJO Investor/Media Contact:
DJO Global, Inc.
Matt Simons
SVP Business Development and Investor Relations
760-734-5548
matt.simons@DJOglobal.com