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Stryker increases 2017 annual dividend by 12% and declares a $0.425 per share quarterly dividend


Kalamazoo, Michigan - December 7, 2016 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.425 per share payable on January 31, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 30, 2016, representing an increase of 12% versus the prior year and the previous quarter. 

"Our 12% increase in the dividend for 2017 reflects the strength of our balance sheet and our consistent capital allocation approach which uses acquisitions, dividends and share repurchases to drive shareholder value," said Kevin A. Lobo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our continued strong performance should enable us to continue to drive future dividend increases roughly at or above our earnings growth."              

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.  Please contact us for more information at


For investor inquiries please contact:
Katherine A. Owen, Stryker Corporation, 269-385-2600

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Yin Becker, Stryker Corporation, 269-385-2600or

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