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Inc. Magazine Names GEDC to Top Ranking of America’s Fastest-Growing Private CompaniesInc. Magazine Names GEDC to Top Ranking of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – September 17, 2012 – Inc. magazine ranked Michigan-based Great Expressions Dental Centers No. 1132 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Great Expressions has been named to the premier publication’s list.

Great Expressions improved by nearly 500 positions, from 1618 in 2011 to 1132 in 2012. This increase in ranking has placed Great Expressions in the top 25 percent of fastest growing private companies in America. Inc. 500|5000 ranks entrepreneurs and growth companies in America based on revenue growth.

“The hard work and dedication of our affiliated doctors and Great Expressions team members have made this possible,” said Richard E. Beckman, chief executive officer of Great Expressions Dental Centers. “The past three years have been challenging for all businesses. The fact that we’ve continued to grow shows a particular resilience.”

Nationwide, Great Expressions Dental Centers is one of the leading, privately owned dental service organizations with 200 affiliated dental practices in nine states. Great Expressions continues to grow organically and through management of affiliated doctor groups. The company and its affiliated professional corporations currently employ nearly 2,000 committed professionals and staff personnel.

Added Beckman, “Inc. 500|5000 companies spur innovation, provide jobs and drive the economy forward. It’s truly an honor to be ranked among leaders in their industry sectors, including Facebook, Levi Strauss, Oracle and Zappos.”

Great Expressions’ managed professional corporations have been exceeding patients’ expectations for more than 35 years. Its affiliated dental offices provide all facets of dental services, including general and preventative care focused on the highest quality patient care, affordable prices and convenient locations. Great Expressions is a leading investment portfolio company of OMERS Private Equity since October 2011.

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

About Great Expressions

For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has been a leader in providing preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with local offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. One of the largest privately owned dental service organizations in the United States, GEDC is consistently recognized for contributions to improving oral health through quality and safety initiatives, affordable dental care services, patient convenience, research and more. For more information, go to www.greatexpressions.com.

About OMERS

OMERS is one of Canada’s largest pension funds with over $55.1 billion 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 its 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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