Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of healthcare solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Carole T. Faig as an independent director to serve until the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders in May. At that time, she is expected to stand for re-election to the Board by a vote of the company’s stockholders.
Ms. Faig brings extensive expertise in finance, audit, and public accounting, with particular experience in the healthcare sector, including hospitals, health insurance, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Prior to her retirement in July 2021, concluding her 38-year career at Ernst & Young LLP (EY), Ms. Faig held various leadership roles.
These included U.S. Health Leader and West Region Health and Life Sciences Leader, where she was responsible for developing and driving EY’s strategy to grow its healthcare practice in a rapidly changing environment. Ms. Faig holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Sam Houston State University and is a certified public accountant.
“We are pleased to welcome Carole to our Board. Her proven expertise in navigating the transformation of health care and her deep accounting experience will be valuable assets as we advance the strategic goals of the Company. We expect Carole will bring new perspectives that will enhance the effectiveness of our Board, and we look forward to her contributions to Henry Schein’s continued success,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein.
Ms. Faig is currently a member of the boards of directors of three companies, where she serves as the Audit Committee Chair: Cue Health, a Nasdaq-listed company, and Affinia Therapeutics and QuVa Pharma, private equity–backed private businesses. A champion for diversity, she served on EY’s Gender Equity Task Force and was awarded EY’s Chairman’s Value Award and Americas Assurance Inclusive Leadership Award in recognition of her commitment to building an inclusive workplace.
“It is a pleasure to join the Board of Henry Schein and be part of a team actively shaping the future of health care amidst a rapidly evolving health ecosystem,” said Ms. Faig. “Henry Schein’s commitment to providing innovative health care solutions and to be a trusted advisor and consultant to our customers is truly inspiring. I look forward to leveraging my expertise to support our continued growth and impact.”
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for healthcare professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With approximately 24,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the company’s network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with over 300 valued solutions that help improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our business, clinical, technology, and supply chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently, enabling them to provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional healthcare clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.
Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, offering a selection of more than 300,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock.
A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500 index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 33 countries and territories. The company’s sales reached $12.6 billion in 2022, growing at a compound annual rate of approximately 12.1 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.
For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein, Instagram.com/HenrySchein, and Twitter.com/HenrySchein.
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Forward-looking statements include the impact of the cybersecurity incident on our business and results of operations, including the accuracy of our estimates of the impact, the timing and extent of any insurance claim recovery, the overall impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the Company, its results of operations, liquidity and financial condition (including any estimates of the impact on these items), the rate and consistency with which dental and other practices resume or maintain normal operations in the United States and internationally, expectations regarding personal protective equipment (“PPE”) products and COVID-19 related product sales and inventory levels, whether additional resurgences or variants of the virus will adversely impact the resumption of normal operations, whether supply chain disruptions will adversely impact our business, the impact of integration and restructuring programs as well as of any future acquisitions, general economic conditions including exchange rates, inflation and recession, and more generally current expectations regarding performance in current and future periods. Forward-looking statements also include (i) our ability to have continued access to a variety of COVID-19 test types, and COVID-19 vaccines and ancillary supplies, and (ii) expectations regarding COVID-19 test sales, demand and inventory levels.
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