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Special provision applicable to Porex Surgical, Inc. participants

The following special rule applies to you if you were employed by Porex Surgical, Inc. or its affiliate ("Porex") and you became an employee of the Company upon Stryker's acquisition of Porex.
Prior service credit
You will be credited for all purposes of the Plan with your service with Porex as if you had been an employee of the Company when that service was performed.