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May 23, 2016

Benjamin Hutson Joins Breg as VP of Operations

Carlsbad, Calif. – May 23, 2016 – Breg, Inc., a premier provider of sports medicine products and services, announced today that Benjamin Hutson has joined as vice president of operations. Mr. Hutson brings more than 20 years of experience in medical device and biotech logistics to Breg, including a strong background in lean manufacturing processes and integration associated with acquisitions. As vice president of operations, Mr. Hutson will spearhead the strategic development and execution of Breg’s manufacturing operations and supply chain functions.

“Ben has demonstrated success in achieving high quality and excellent customer service, while also delivering low cost manufacturing,” said Brad Lee, president and CEO of Breg. “He will be an important resource for Breg as we further leverage value from recent acquisitions and manage the extensive supply chains associated with our growing orthopedic practice solutions.”

Currently, Breg features a portfolio of premier bracing and cold therapy brands, as well as consulting and billing services instrumental to supporting its client’s orthopedic practices. Breg has more than doubled its revenues in the last three years and expects to continue to grow well ahead of the market.

“I am extremely excited to join Breg,” said Ben Hutson, vice president of operations. “I will be intently focused on bringing the voice of the customer into every aspect of the operations organization. Our goal is to elevate service levels, making it easy for our customers to do business with us.”  

Prior to joining Breg, Mr. Hutson led global operations at Microport Orthopedics following the company’s acquisition of Wright Medical’s knee and hip franchise. He also has served in leadership roles at contract sterilization provider Sterigenics International and Smith & Nephew’s biologics/spine and trauma divisions. He has a proven track record of improving gross margins, reducing waste and creating cultures of continuous improvement and safety. Mr. Hutson holds a bachelor’s degree in cell biology from Barton College and an executive master’s degree in business administration from Mercer University.

About Breg, Inc.

Breg provides remarkably easy products, services, technology and consulting to improve the quality and lower the cost of the orthopedic episode, from conservative treatment to pre- and post-surgery. The second largest U.S. provider of orthopedic bracing, Breg is partner to 6,000 orthopedic surgeons, works with 90% of Integrated Delivery Networks and provides sports medicine and rehabilitation products to one million patients annually. Breg’s interconnected programs and total solutions are designed to fit specific customer needs, giving time back to providers and patients alike to focus on what’s most important. Breg is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. Founded in 1989, Breg is based in Carlsbad, Calif. Visit www.breg.com.

Contacts:

Kelly Neagu, Breg, Inc.                                                                                      
760-795-5996                                                                                                                   
kneagu@breg.com

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415-512-0770
Breg@mslgroup.com