MAKO Surgical Corp. Stockholders Approve Merger With Stryker Corporation

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, UNITED STATES

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MAKO Surgical Corp. (Nasdaq:MAKO) ("MAKO") announced that MAKO stockholders voted at a special meeting of stockholders held today to approve the adoption of the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") providing for the merger of MAKO with and into a wholly owned subsidiary of Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Based on a tabulation of the stockholder vote, approximately 99% of all votes cast, which represents approximately 65% of all outstanding shares on November 12, 2013, the record date for the special meeting, were voted in favor of the merger. MAKO stockholders also approved the proposal to approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, specified compensation payable to the Company's named executive officers in connection with the merger.