Patterson Companies Names Les B. Korsh General Counsel

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) announced today that Les B. Korsh has been promoted to vice president, general counsel and secretary of Patterson Companies, Inc., a value-added distributor serving the dental, production and companion animal health and rehabilitation supply markets. Korsh has over 20 years of combined law firm and in-house experience.

According to Scott P. Anderson, chairman and chief executive officer of Patterson Companies, "Les is eminently qualified to take on this important position at Patterson. His strong legal background has made him a trusted advocate and advisor to all of our teams. Most recently, he played a pivotal role in helping navigate the combination of business transactions that will transform Patterson long-term. We're looking forward to seeing him hit the ground running in his new role."

Korsh has served as Patterson Companies' associate general counsel since 2014, and during that time, he has been a key driver of business results at Patterson. He brings a diverse background including negotiation and management of complex commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and product development. His strengths include legal and business analysis, managing concurrent projects, communication, risk assessment and mitigation, and product development support.

Prior to his Patterson roles, Korsh held positions as vice president and associate general counsel for MoneyGram International, Inc., a publicly traded global money transfer company, and was a principal in the law firm of Gray Plant Mooty, P.A. Korsh received his Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and his juris doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law.

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

Dental Market
As Patterson's largest business, 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.

Rehabilitation Market
Patterson Medical is the world's leading distributor of rehabilitation supplies and non-wheelchair assistive patient products to the physical and occupational therapy markets. The unit's global customer base includes hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and dealers.

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