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 May 11, 2017

Vizient, Inc. Recognized in Forbes Survey as One of “America’s Best Management Consulting Firms”

Vizient, Inc. is recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Management Consulting Firms” for 2017. Vizient made the Forbes list in three categories: Supply Chain Management, Innovation/Growth, and Operations. Vizient’s subsidiary Sg2 is also recognized on Forbes’ list in the Health Care & Life Sciences, Data Analytics & Big Data and Operations categories.

“We are honored to again be recognized on the Forbes list in multiple categories,” said Dan Piro, executive vice president, advisory services for Vizient. “The Vizient and Sg2 client base is extremely diverse and spans academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers. These health care organizations must provide high quality care at the lowest possible cost in a constantly shifting health care environment. They look to us for expertise and solutions to help them overcome barriers and meet their goals. Being included in this list is another confirmation of the strategic insights and skills we offer.”

The lists of the Best Management Consulting Firms are based on two surveys: a colleague survey of consulting experts (partners and project managers from management consultancies) and a client survey among senior executives, who have previously worked with management consultancies. Consultants and executives could make recommendations for consultancies in 16 industries and 16 functional areas.

The ranking is comprised exclusively of consultancies that have a sufficient number of recommendations; a mention is therefore positive and indicates a vote of confidence from the market.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2017, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com for more information about the company.

About Sg2

Sg2 is the industry authority on health care trends, insights and market analytics. Our unique integration of analytics and expertise enables health care executives to make better, faster and more cost-effective strategic decisions that ensure market relevance. Visit Sg2.com for more information.

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As of February 11, 2016, Vizient, Inc. has completed its purchase of MedAssets Sg2 and spend and clinical resource management segments from Pamplona Capital Management, LLC. MedAssets revenue cycle business will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pamplona Capital Management LLP.

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