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  • Second consecutive year Stryker has been named to this list 

  • Ranked 80th out of 100 

Kalamazoo, Michigan - January 19, 2012 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced today that it has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE Magazine in their 15th annual survey of top-rated workplaces in the United States. This is the second consecutive year Stryker has been named to the list, and the company was ranked 80th out of 100. The full list and related stories will appear in the February 6, 2012 print edition of FORTUNE Magazine, and are available now at

Stephen P. MacMillan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker, attributes this honor to all Stryker employees. "It is the strength of our employees that drives our company forward every day, and their spirit and commitment make Stryker a great place to work," Mr. MacMillan said. "Since Dr. Stryker's first invention, our employees have been united behind the single goal of improving the delivery of healthcare in ways that positively affect the lives of patients and the work of caregivers."

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. Any company that is at least five years old with more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible, and 280 companies participated in this year's survey.

"We believe in hiring and engaging top talent, as well as investing in their professional and personal growth," said Mike Rude, Vice President, Human Resources. "We are pleased to see that FORTUNE Magazine recognized Stryker for our strong educational development programs, just one of the many ways we invest in our employees."

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


For media inquiries please contact:
Tamara Cutler, Stryker Corporation, 269-389-7253 or

For investor inquiries please contact:
Katherine A. Owen, Stryker Corporation, 269-385-2600 or

Investor Contacts
Katherine A. Owen
Vice President, Strategy & Investor Relations
Stryker Corporation
2825 Airview Boulevard
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
Charles DeCoster IV, MSA
Manager, Investor Relations & Strategy
Stryker Corporation
2825 Airview Boulevard
Kalamazoo, MI 49002
P: 269-385-2600
C: 269-532-2118