J. Raymond Elliott has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zimmer Holdings Inc. since March 20, 2001 and its Chairman since August 6, 2001. Mr. Elliott was appointed President of Zimmer Inc., a predecessor of Zimmer Holdings Inc., in November 1997. Mr. Elliott has approximately 30 years of experience in orthopaedics, medical devices and consumer products. Prior to joining Zimmer Inc., he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cybex Inc., a publicly traded medical rehabilitation and cardiovascular products company, from September 1995 to June 1997, and previously as President and Chief Executive Officer of J.R. Elliott & Associates, a privately held M&A firm. During this time, Mr. Elliott successfully completed several M&A and turnaround projects for the federal government and numerous healthcare firms, including the role of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman for Cablecom Inc. Mr. Elliott has also served as President and Chairman of various divisions of Southam Inc., a communications group, and as Group President of food and beverage leader John Labatt Inc. (now Interbrew Corp.). He began his career in the healthcare industry with American Hospital Supply Corporation (later Baxter International), where he gained 15 years experience in sales, marketing, operations, business development and general management, leading to his appointment as President of all Far East divisions, based in Tokyo, Japan. He has been a Director of Zimmer Holdings Inc. since March 20, 2001 and has been a Director of Centerpulse Ltd., since October 2003. Mr. Elliott has served as a Director on more than 15 business-related boards in the U.S., Canada, Japan and Europe and has served on three occasions as Chairman. He is a Director of the State of Indiana Workplace Development Board and a trustee of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (“OREF”). He is a member of the board of Directors and chair of the orthopaedic sector of AdvaMed. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.