Patterson Companies Announces John Wright as Vice President, Investor Relations

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:PDCO),
today announced that John Wright has joined Patterson as vice president
of investor relations.

Wright joins Patterson after nearly 20 years at The Toro Company, where
he served in multiple senior leadership roles across several marketing
and finance areas including the golf equipment business, investor
relations, Toro Foundation and business development. He also served on
the Toro Leadership Council, a 25-person team of leaders chosen to
formulate and drive critical strategies across the enterprise.

During his tenure, Wright significantly expanded the investor relations
function at Toro, enhancing communication processes, driving investor
engagement and increasing Toro’s exposure to the investment community.
“In addition to the comprehensive investor relations experience he
brings to Patterson, John has a broad background in financial
management,” said Ann Gugino, executive vice president and CFO of
Patterson Companies. “We look forward to his contributions and support
as we continue to implement the growth strategy of our newly transformed

Wright graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Science degree
in mathematics and has an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg
School of Management.

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

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
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.


Patterson Companies, Inc.
Ann B. Gugino, 651-686-1600
Vice President & CFO