Medical Action Industries to Present at the Piper Jaffray 24th Annual Healthcare Conference

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BRENTWOOD, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical Action Industries Inc. (Nasdaq:MDCI), a leading supplier of medical and surgical disposable products, today announced that it will be presenting at the Piper Jaffray 24th Annual Healthcare Conference at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Speaking at the conference, on November 27, 2012 at 1:30pm will be the Company's Chief Executive Officer, Paul Meringolo, and the Company's Chief Financial Officer, John Sheffield. A copy of the presentation will be made available on Medical Action's website at www.medical-action.com in the investor relations section. 

Medical Action is a diversified manufacturer and distributor of disposable medical devices and a leader in many of the categories in which it competes. Its products are marketed primarily to acute care facilities in domestic and certain international markets. The Company has expanded its target market to include physician, dental and veterinary offices, out-patient surgery centers, long-term care facilities and laboratories. 

Medical Action's products are marketed nationally by its direct sales personnel and extensive network of healthcare distributors. The Company has preferred vendor agreements with national and regional distributors, as well as sole and multi-source agreements with group purchasing organizations. Medical Action's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MDCI and is included in the Russell Microcap® Index.

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John Sheffield - Chief Financial Officer
MEDICAL ACTION INDUSTRIES INC.
(631) 231-4600