Patterson Companies Announces Doug Jones as President, Companion Animal Group

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO)
today announced that Doug Jones has joined Patterson Animal Health as
President of the Companion Animal Group based in Greeley, Colo.

“We are excited to have Doug on our team. He is a proven leader with an
exceptional track record,” said John Adent, CEO of Patterson Animal
Health. “I look forward to working with him to further enhance our
product and service offerings to our companion animal veterinarians.”

Jones joins Patterson Companies after spending the past six years with
Merial North America where he served as head of Merial’s U.S. Pets Sales
and National Accounts teams, and most recently as president of Merial
North America. Jones was also a key member of the company’s Regional
Strategic Management Committee.

“We are delighted to have Doug join our Patterson leadership team,”
added Scott Anderson, Chairman and CEO of Patterson Companies. “Our
commitment to our customers begins with hiring exceptional talent who
can effectively lead our ability to deliver customized solutions. I am
confident Doug’s industry experience and vision will drive business
growth in our companion animal business.”

Earlier in his career, Jones was a business consultant for
PricewaterhouseCoopers and The North Highland Company. He holds an
undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the
University of Texas at Austin.

About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. is
a value-added distributor serving the dental and animal health markets.
Dental
Market

Patterson Dental provides a virtually complete range
of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital
solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories
throughout North America.
Animal Health Market
Patterson
Animal Health, formerly Patterson Veterinary, is a leading, full-line
distributor in North America and the U.K. of animal health products,
services and technologies to both the production-animal and
companion-pet markets.

Contacts

Patterson Companies, Inc.
John M. Wright, 651-686-1364
Vice
President, Investor Relations