Patterson Companies Announces Two Executive Promotions

Dave Misiak Named President of Patterson Dental North America and
Dave Lardy Named Chief Information Officer

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Patterson Companies (Nasdaq:PDCO)
today announced the promotion of two veteran leaders, reflecting the
strength of the company’s leadership bench and depth of expertise in the
business. Effective Nov. 1, 2016, Dave Misiak will be promoted to
president of Patterson Dental North America, and Dave Lardy will be
promoted to chief information officer.

Dave Misiak, currently president of Patterson Dental U.S., brings to his
new role a breadth of sales and management experience gleaned during
more than 20 years with the company. Additionally, he currently serves
as president of the Patterson Foundation Board of Directors.

“Dave is the right person to lead our North American Dental operations.
He has successfully led significant growth in that segment, in the field
and at the corporate level, and we are delighted to have him continue to
drive its transformation,” said Scott Anderson, chairman, chief
executive officer and president of Patterson Companies. “He has a proven
track record of success internally and externally, and we expect him to
be a strong addition to our leadership team.”

“As we invest to capitalize on market opportunities, our technology and
information systems organization has become an increasingly critical
component of our future. Therefore, we are naming Dave Lardy, vice
president of Enterprise Business Services, our new chief information

Lardy also has an impressive tenure at Patterson, and has held key roles
in the ongoing evolution of Patterson’s technology capabilities. He has
been a leader in the technical execution of the enterprise resource
planning initiative and will oversee Patterson’s entire IT organization
in his new position.

Added Anderson: “Dave is a well-respected internal candidate, and I am
confident that his insight and experience will help us further
accelerate our technological capabilities. Both of these promotions are
examples of our commitment to talent development as we continue to
strengthen our leadership team.”

About Patterson Companies, Inc.

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

Dental Market

Patterson’s Dental segment 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’s Animal Health segment is a leading distributor of products,
services and technologies to both the production and companion animal
health markets in North America and the U.K.


Patterson Companies, Inc.
John M. Wright, 651-686-1364
President, Investor Relations
Jennifer Joly, 651-681-3748
Communications Manager