Henry Schein announced 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, when she is expected to stand for re-election to the board by a vote of the company’s stockholders.

Faig brings to Henry Schein extensive expertise in finance, audit, and public accounting and particular experience in the health care sector, including hospitals, health insurance, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Prior to retiring in July 2021, from her 38-year career at Ernst & Young LLP (EY), Faig served in several leadership roles, including 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. 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 healthcare and her deep accounting experience will be valuable assets as we advance the strategic goals of the company” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “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.”

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. 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 Faig. “Henry Schein’s commitment to providing innovative healthcare 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.”

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