April 16, 2015

Patterson Companies Receives Special Distinction for Women in Leadership

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) was recently awarded a special distinction, as well as placement, on the Honor Roll for the 2014 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership. Given by the School of Business and Leadership at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., the placement recognizes Minnesota companies with 20 percent or more gender diversity in their executive ranks and on their board of directors. Special distinction companies have 30 percent or more gender diversity in their C-suites and on their boards.

"We have made it a priority to develop and attract leaders that reflect Patterson culture and values, and it is an honor to receive this recognition of our company commitment to diversity and equal opportunity," saidĀ Scott P. Anderson, chairman and chief executive officer.

Patterson received a special distinction alongside three other Minnesota companies, including Target Corporation, Christopher & Banks Corporation and Select Comfort Corporation. All 13 honor roll companies were recognized in the April issue of Twin Cities Business magazine and at the Women Leaders Luncheon on Wednesday, April 15, co-hosted by Twin Cities Business and St. Catherine University.

About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets.
Dental Market
As Patterson's largest business, Patterson Dental provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America.
Veterinary Market
Patterson Veterinary is a leading distributor in the U.S. and U.K. of consumable veterinary supplies, equipment and software, diagnostic products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals predominantly to companion-pet veterinary clinics.
Rehabilitation Market
Patterson Medical is the world's leading distributor of rehabilitation supplies and non-wheelchair assistive patient products to the physical and occupational therapy markets. The unit's global customer base includes hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and dealers.

Patterson Companies, Inc.
Ann B. Gugino, 651-686-1600
Vice President & CFO

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