Novo Nordisk Named on the 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List for Sixth Consecutive Year

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Novo Nordisk Named on the 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List for Sixth Consecutive Year

Employee Trust in the Workplace is the leading factor for greatworkplaces

PLAINSBORO, N.J., January 16, 2014 – Novo Nordisk has been ranked 72 on the 2014 FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list. The list, now in its 17th year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. This year's ranking marks the sixth consecutive year Novo Nordisk has earned the honor of being a top workplace—a testament to the passion of employees dedicated to improving diabetes care and the lives of patients with chronic diseases.

Novo Nordisk was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

Creators of the list, Great Place to Work®, has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.

"Receiving this recognition for the sixth year in a row is a true testament to the dedication and passion we see across our employee base," said Jeff Frazier, corporate vice president of Human Resources and Public Affairs, Novo Nordisk Inc. "To attract and retain the best talent requires a unique company culture that inspires and engages people. As our employees continue to innovate and lead in the diabetes marketplace, we will continue to match their enthusiasm and dedication with the best opportunities available."

"Part of the magic of the list is its diversity across industries and geographies. As companies' external reputations become intrinsically linked to who they are internally, being known as a great workplace will become imperative. The FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list grows more competitive every year and this list represents the best of the best," said China Gorman, Global Chief Executive Officer of Great Place to Work®. "While each company is unique, what they have in common are strong cultures that support positive workplaces."

Novo Nordisk's passion for people is reflected in how the company meets the needs of its own diverse team through its Total Rewards strategy. Novo Nordisk's Total Rewards include exceptional compensation, benefits, development opportunities and work-life and wellness programs, including:
Pay-for-performance plans
Robust 401k and retirement plans
Generous paid time off
Rotational programs and mentoring

Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.

To see the complete 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and to learn more about how to build a high-trust workplace culture, visit www.greatplacetowork.com.

About Novo Nordisk
Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global health care 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 therapy. For more information, visitnovonordisk-us.com or follow US activities on Twitter at @novonordiskus. [Placeholder for Company information]

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global consulting and management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by over 10 million employees in 45 countries annually. Leading companies worldwide apply its Model® to increase the levels of trust across their organizations and drive business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list.  Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

Further information
Media:        
Michelle Powell         +1 609 786 8598      mcpl@novonordisk.com