Third consecutive year Stryker has been named to this list Ranked 61st out of 100

Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 16, 2013 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE Magazine in its 16th annual survey of top-rated workplaces in the United States. This is the third consecutive year Stryker has been named to the list, and the company was ranked 61st out of 100. The full list and related stories will be available on January 17, 2013 at

Kevin A. Lobo, President and Chief Executive Officer, congratulated all employees on earning this honor for the third year running. "The Stryker culture is one of its strongest assets," said Mr. Lobo. "Our employees go above and beyond to achieve great results, and their dedication and passion for what they do is what makes Stryker a great place to work."

To choose 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, with 259 firms having participated in this year's survey. More than 277,000 employees at those companies responded to the survey created by the Institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world.

"Hiring talented people and keeping them engaged is critical at Stryker," said Steve Benscoter, Vice President, Human Resources. "Our talent and culture are our Company's greatest strengths, and we will continue investing in our employees and providing them with the support they need to be successful."

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies including reconstructive implants, medical and surgical equipment, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. For more information about Stryker, please visit


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