Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release 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 press release 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 press release, 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, 2012, and as may be supplemented in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q). 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, including those resulting from increased scrutiny under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar laws, 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; failure to obtain the FDA or other regulatory clearances needed to market and sell our products; 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; recently enacted healthcare laws and changes in product reimbursement which could generate downward pressure on our product pricing; 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 press release 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 press release 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.
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