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PSS World Medical Wins Multistate Group Purchasing Contract

Provider for Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy

| Source: PSS World Medical, Inc.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PSS World Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:PSSI) announced today that its Government Solutions Group has been awarded a renewed contract with the Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP) for statewide medical supply contracts. MMCAP is a group purchasing program for government facilities that provide healthcare services, such as state agencies, counties, cities, school districts, correctional institutions and public higher education facilities. The initial contract period runs through May 2014 with possible annual extensions up to five years.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Gary A. Corless, commented, "This is a significant win for our Government Solutions Group. It demonstrates our ability to help caregivers provide cost effective quality care and certainly follows our purpose of 'caring for the caregiver.'"

The Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP) is a free, voluntary group purchasing organization (GPO) for government facilities that provide healthcare services. MMCAP has been delivering pharmacy and healthcare value to members since 1985. MMCAP's membership extends across nearly every state in the nation, delivering volume buying power. Members receive access to a full range of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products and services, such as medical supplies, influenza vaccine, dental supplies, drug testing, wholesaler invoice auditing and returned goods.

Senior Director of PSS Government Solutions Group David Perkins commented, "We've enjoyed a long-standing relationship with MMCAP, and we're privileged to continue working with them as a prime vendor; as government facilities face cutbacks in staffing and budgets, our wide array of products will provide timely relief to caregivers."

About PSS World Medical

PSS World Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:PSSI) markets and distributes medical products and services to front-line caregivers throughout the United States. With 4,000 team members, PSS is a leader in the markets it serves with innovative approaches to customer service and operational excellence.  Its stated purpose is to strengthen the clinical success and financial health of caregivers by solving their biggest problems. The Company is focused to accelerate growth in four markets – Physician, Laboratory, Dispensing, and Home Care & Hospice – with products and solutions that deliver high quality, cost effective, and convenient patient care.

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