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Premier Inc. Promotes Michael J. Alkire, Craig S. McKasson to New Leadership Roles

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, named Michael J. Alkire its new President and Craig S. McKasson its new Chief Administrative Officer. Both promotions are effective immediately.

Alkire has served as Chief Operating Officer of Premier since 2013. His promotion is in recognition of the expansion of his role to include oversight of Premier’s two evolving segment strategies in Performance Services and Supply Chain Services, as well as his existing oversight of overall business operations.

In addition to serving as Chief Administrative Officer, McKasson will retain his role as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Premier, as he has since 2013. McKasson’s promotion is in recognition of the expansion of his role to include oversight of corporate development, enterprise project management and corporate technology.

Alkire and McKasson will each report directly to Susan DeVore, who will continue serving as Premier’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and director of the company.

“Michael Alkire and Craig McKasson are proven, effective stewards of Premier’s business operations, and are integral to the company and our evolving strategies,” said DeVore, Premier CEO. “Expanding their roles will enable them to oversee day-to-day strategic operations, while I focus on the long-term growth vision of the company together with our Board of Directors.”

About Premier, Inc.

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 175,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.

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