DENTSPLY investor relations

March 15, 2011
Derek Leckow appointed to post.

YORK, Pennsylvania--DENTSPLY International has announced that Derek Leckow has joined the company as vice president, investor relations.

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Leckow brings to DENTSPLY an understanding of financial markets and drivers of shareholder value, particularly as it relates to the dental and medical device industries.

As vice president, investor relations for DENTSPLY, Leckow will manage the relationships and communications with investors, analysts, and other key external stakeholders. He will serve as the company's partner and liaison to the financial investment community.

Leckow has built a reputation as a resource among buy-side institutional investors. He comes to DENTSPLY from Barrington Research Associates, where he served as vice president, senior investment analyst. Earlier in his career, Leckow practiced as an attorney for Lavin & Waldon, P.C.

Leckow earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

William Jellison, DENTSPLY's senior vice president and chief financial officer, stated, "Our company is pleased to welcome someone with Derek's broad institutional investment and dental knowledge to help lead DENTSPLY's investor relations activities."

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