The second request was issued under the notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR Act"). The effect of the second request is to extend the waiting period imposed by the HSR Act until 30 days after Zimmer and Biomet have substantially complied with the request, unless that period is extended voluntarily by the parties or terminated sooner by the FTC.

Zimmer and Biomet will continue to work closely with the FTC as it conducts its review of the proposed transaction. The proposed transaction remains subject to the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act, antitrust clearance in certain foreign jurisdictions as well as other customary closing conditions. Zimmer and Biomet expect to close the transaction in the first quarter of 2015.