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Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) Named to FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work for" List for Fifth Consecutive Year


1/17/2013 9:53:23 AM

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk Inc. (NYSE: NVO), a global healthcare company with 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care, has been ranked 48 in FORTUNE Magazine's 2013 "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. This year's ranking marks the fifth consecutive year Novo Nordisk has earned the honor of being a top workplacea testament to the passion of employees dedicated to improving diabetes care and the lives of patients with chronic diseases.

"Novo Nordisk is not only leading the diabetes marketplace, but as this honor demonstrates, our emphasis on personal growth and entrepreneurial impulse, make us a leading workplace in the nation," says Jeff Frazier, Corporate Vice President of Human Resources for Novo Nordisk Inc. "While our U.S. presence has grown an astounding five-fold since 2001, we've maintained a culture that places a high value on our employees. As our people continue to drive diabetes innovation, we match their enthusiasm with the best opportunities, facilities and resources available."

The annual ranking of "dream workplaces," now in its 16th year, is a prestigious recognition of the best in workplace culture and talent initiatives. Novo Nordisk, headquartered in Denmark and with U.S. operations based in Princeton, N.J., has more than 5,000 employees across the U.S.

"We're growing at a steady, smart pace with a 25% increase in our sales force alone over the course of the last year," says Andy Ajello, Corporate Vice President of National Diabetes Sales for Novo Nordisk Inc. "I'm proud that our success has allowed us to invest significantly in our employee offerings, which means that we're able to attract the best employees in the pharmaceutical industry."

As part of Novo Nordisk's dedication to building careers and leaders, April 2013 will mark the grand opening of a new Princeton, N.J. headquarters designed specifically with employee needs in mind. The LEED-certified building is modeled on principles of functionality, innovation, openness, quality and aestheticsoffering a space that promotes collaboration and creativity.

"It's inspiring to be surrounded by colleagues who share my dedication to shifting the way people across the country think about diabetes prevention and management," says Norma Gonzalez, a Novo Nordisk diabetes educator based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. "As someone living with diabetes, I've found a home at Novo Nordisk. The passion of my manager and colleagues inspires me in my job to motivate patients to take control of their health and help arm healthcare professionals with better information about diabetes."

At Novo Nordisk, our passion for people is reflected in how we meet the needs of our own diverse team. We offer exceptional compensation and an array of benefits programs, including:

  • Pay-for-performance plans;
  • Generous paid time off; and
  • Robust 401k and retirement plans.

In the past five years, Novo Nordisk has earned the following rankings on the list:

2013 No. 48
2012 No. 43
2011 No. 47
2010 No. 25
2009 No. 57

Visit www.fortune.com/bestcompanies for the full list and related stories.

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About Novo Nordisk

Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. For more information, visit novonordisk.com. For more information about our U.S. activities, follow us on Twitter at @NovoNordiskUS.

About FORTUNE'S "100 Best Companies to Work For"

To pick the "100 Best Companies to Work For," FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America: 259 firms participated in this year's survey. More than 277,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the Institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees' faith in management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible. For more information on how to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/n8bVJ3

For further information please contact:

Media:

Investors:

Ken Inchausti

Novo Nordisk

609-786-8316

Jannick Lindgaard

Novo Nordisk

609-786-4575

kiau@novonordisk.com

jlis@novonordisk.com

© 2013 Novo Nordisk

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