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Great Expressions Named to Inc. List of Fastest-Growing Private CompaniesGreat Expressions Named to Inc. List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – January 30, 2012 – Inc. magazine ranked Michigan-based Great Expressions Dental Centers No. 1618 on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. This marks the third year in a row that Great Expressions has been named to the premier publication’s list.

Great Expressions improved by nearly 500 positions, from 2110 in 2010 to 1618 in 2011. This increase in ranking has placed Great Expressions in the top 35 percent of fastest growing private companies in America, representing a sales growth of 168 percent over three years.

“For more than 30 years, Inc.’s list has served as evidence for the significant accomplishments of entrepreneurs such as those at Great Expressions Dental Centers,” said Richard E. Beckman, chief executive officer of Great Expressions. “This year’s list is a testament to our creativity, resilience and tenacity.”

Inc. 500|5000 ranks entrepreneurs and growth companies in America based on revenue growth. Great Expressions ranked 6th in revenue for the metro Detroit area and 14th on three-year revenue growth.

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs and drive the economy forward,” said Beckman.

Nationwide, Great Expressions is one of the leading, privately-owned dental practice management companies with 151 affiliated dental practices in seven states. Great Expressions continues to grow organically and through acquisition. The company currently employs more than 1,800 committed professionals.

Great Expressions professionals have been exceeding patients’ expectations for more than 35 years and provide a full range of dental services, including specialty dental care.

For more information on Great Expressions Dental Centers call (888) SMILE-80 or visit online at www.greatexpressions.com.

About Great Expressions

For more than 35 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has been exceeding patients’ expectations with 150 dental centers in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia. One of the largest privately owned dental practice management companies in the United States, GEDC prides itself in being able to maintain the dedication and core values found in small, hometown dental practices. For more information, go to www.greatexpressions.com.

About OMERS Private Equity

Operating under the OMERS Worldwide brand, OMERS Private Equity manages the private equity activities of OMERS and has over $6.3 billion of investments under management. The group’s investment strategy includes the active ownership of businesses in North America and Europe. OMERS Private Equity is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in New York and London. For further information visit: www.omerspe.com.

About OMERS

OMERS is one of Canada’s largest pension funds with over $55.1 billion in net assets. It provides first-class pension administration and innovative products and services to almost 420,000 members. Approximately one in every 20 employees working in the province of Ontario is an OMERS member. Through the OMERS Worldwide brand, our team of investment professionals uses a direct drive, active management investment strategy to invest in public and private market assets, including publicly-traded equities, fixed-income, infrastructure, private equity and real estate. For more information, please visit www.omers.com, or www.omersworldwide.com.

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