RTI Surgical® Completes Acquisition of Paradigm Spine

Company Integrates coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® Device into Growing Spine Portfolio

Further Advances RTI’s Strategic Transformation Focused on Spine and OEM

DEERFIELD, Ill., March 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RTI Surgical Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RTIX), a global surgical implant company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Paradigm Spine, LLC, a leader in motion preservation and non-fusion spinal implant technology. Paradigm Spine’s primary product is the coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® device.

“The acquisition of Paradigm aligns with RTI’s growth strategy focused on investing in differentiated products and building scale within our spine business,” said Camille Farhat, President and CEO, RTI Surgical. “It marks the second completed acquisition for RTI’s spine portfolio since the second half of 2017 when we initiated a strategic transformation to reduce complexity, drive operational excellence and accelerate growth for RTI.”

Coflex is a differentiated, minimally invasive motion preserving stabilization implant that is FDA PMA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) in conjunction with decompression. LSS is a debilitating and degenerative disease that impacts approximately 1.6 million patients annually in the United States. Coflex is a significant addition to RTI’s existing spine portfolio, which consists of high-quality hardware, interbody, and biologic options.

Mr. Farhat added: “The addition of coflex allows RTI to provide surgeons who treat patients with moderate to severe LSS a PMA-approved device supported by more than 12 years of clinical data and with expanding coverage from payors. With RTI’s demand generation expertise, scale and infrastructure and the experience of key members of the legacy Paradigm Spine team joining RTI, we are well-positioned to grow coflex as the treatment of choice and standard of care for appropriate LSS patients.”

Piper Jaffray & Co. served as financial advisors to RTI, and Sidley Austin LLP and Holland & Knight LLP served as legal counsel on the transaction and financing, respectively. Dorsey & Whitney LLP served as legal counsel to Paradigm Spine.

About RTI Surgical Holdings, Inc.
RTI Surgical is a leading global surgical implant company providing surgeons with safe biologic, metal and synthetic implants. Committed to delivering a higher standard, RTI’s implants are used in sports medicine, general surgery, spine, orthopedic and trauma procedures and are distributed in nearly 50 countries. RTI has four manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. and Europe. RTI is accredited in the U.S. by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is a member of AdvaMed. For more information, please visit www.rtix.com. Connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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