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Stryker Corporation Named One of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For"



2013-01-16 22:05:14 -


* Third consecutive year Stryker has been named to this list
* Ranked 61(st) 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 16(th) 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 61(st) out of 100. The full list and
related stories will be available on January 17, 2013 at
Fortune.com/bestcompanies.

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 www.stryker.com.

Contacts:

For media inquiries please contact:
Joe Cooper, Stryker Corporation, 201-831-6220 or joe.cooper@stryker.com.

For investor inquiries please contact:
Katherine A. Owen, Stryker Corporation, 269-385-2600 or
katherine.owen@stryker.com



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