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April 10, 2015 11:59 ET

Medtronic Canada Recognized as One of Canada's Best Large Workplaces for 2015 -- for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Pride, Mission-Focused and Health and Wellness Benefits Key Part of Creating a Best Workplace Environment

BRAMPTON, ON--(Marketwired - April 10, 2015) - Medtronic Canada, a trusted Canadian leader in innovative medical technologies, patient care products and health system solutions, has been recognized as one of Canada's Best Large Workplaces for 2015, as part of the Great Place to Work® Institute's annual competition. This special designation recognizes the Top 50 large and multinational companies with more than 1,000 employees worldwide. It is based primarily on a survey of employees, which generates a Trust Index© score, and is combined with a Culture Audit© to determine the winners.

As part of its Culture Audit, Medtronic Canada was recognized by the Great Place to Work® Institute for its high level of pride, mission-focus, and employee health and wellness programs. 

"We are very honoured to be recognized as one of Canada's Best Workplaces for the fifth year in a row," says Neil Fraser, president of Medtronic Canada. "The high level of pride in their workplace indicated by our employees is particularly rewarding and significant. Each employee, regardless of role, plays a part in fulfilling the Medtronic mission -- alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life." Last year, more than 10 million people around the world benefitted from Medtronic technologies. That's one person -- one life improved -- every 3 seconds.

"Our Health and Wellness programs are very well utilized, including our fully-equipped onsite fitness centres with an in-house trainer, fitness subsidy for remote employees, onsite massage therapy and our subsidized cafeteria," says André Guérin, director of Human Resources. In surveys conducted of employees, the fitness centres were singled out as one of the benefits employees valued most.

The recognition of Canada's Best Large Workplaces for 2015 is one of many honours Medtronic Canada has received. Medtronic also received Best Employer in Canada for Women in 2015 and since 2011, Medtronic has been ranked as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and a Top Employer in the GTA each year, and a Best Employer for New Canadians in 2012 and 2013 by Media Corp.

About Medtronic in Canada
Medtronic Canada is a trusted Canadian leader delivering innovative health system solutions, and advanced medical technologies in the areas of cardiovascular medicine, diabetes, spinal and neurosurgery, and ear, nose, throat surgery. In January 2015, Medtronic acquired Covidien, and broadened its portfolio to include industry-leading surgical, respiratory & monitoring, and vascular therapies solutions along with a comprehensive line of patient care products that will meaningfully advance Medtronic's mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. Medtronic is proud to employ more than 1,500 Canadians.

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