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Breg And United Orthopedic Group announce merger

Breg and United Orthopedic Group (UOG) announced that they have merged to create a leading US provider of sports medicine, rehabilitative orthopedic products and services.

Brad Lee, president of Breg, has been appointed president of the newly combined company.

Together, Breg and UOG will offer one of the industry’s most comprehensive suites of products and services to support orthopedic providers with preventing and rehabilitating orthopedic injuries.

Their combined product portfolio will feature four major product brands of orthopedic braces, cold therapy devices and deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis products: Breg, Bledsoe Brace Systems, Hope Orthopedics and Cothera. In addition, customers will have access to an expanded menu of services to support the operations of their orthopedic practices with the addition of Viscent LLC, a UOG company specializing in billing.

"This merger brings together two leaders who are highly regarded for their patient-centric product design and commitment to serving customers from every angle," said Mr. Lee. "As one company, Breg and UOG offer a unique portfolio of innovative, world-class quality products and services that meet most every need of orthopedic providers and their patients. Together we have the opportunity to shape new frontiers in orthopedic care."

"I am very pleased to have completed this merger with Breg," said Gary Henley, chief executive officer, UOG. "The combination of our design expertise and operational capabilities puts the company in a much stronger position to support customers with achieving their goals for improving patient outcomes and enhancing the overall patient experience."

Mr. Henley will serve as an advisor to the combined company and be part of the executive steering committee that will lead the integration of Breg and UOG. Together, Breg and UOG will employ approximately 1,000 people and operate in 47 countries. UOG will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Breg. The combined company will be headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif.