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PPD Named One of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes

WILMINGTON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD),
a leading global contract research organization, has been named to Forbes
magazine’s 2019 list of America’s
Best Large Employers
, marking the second consecutive year the
company was selected. The recognition follows PPD’s inclusion earlier
this year on Forbes’ list of America’s
Best Employers for Diversity
.


“Our employees are passionate about improving health,” said David
Simmons, PPD’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Every day, across
the globe, our talented professionals from a wide variety of disciplines
collaborate as one PPD, pursuing excellence in customer service and
leading innovation in clinical research. Their talent, ingenuity and
commitment are our formula for extraordinary results in helping our
customers develop safe, effective new medicines for patients.”

The company’s culture is shaped by PPD’s defining principles: earning
customers’ trust; being game changers; doing the right thing; having a
strong will to win; and collaborating as one PPD. These principles form
the foundation and fabric of the company and underscore PPD’s promise to
work with shared vision and discipline to help maximize each customer’s
R&D investments.

To view a video of Ron Garrow, PPD’s chief human resource officer,
discussing how the company’s culture is shaped and how its success is
driven by its employees, visit http://bit.ly/2UogPFf.

Forbes selected the top large company honorees from an independent
survey sample of U.S. employees who work for companies employing at
least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. On a scale of zero to 10,
survey participants were asked to rate the likelihood of their
recommending their employers to others.

Forbes’ list ranks the 500 large employers that received the most
recommendations among the 2,700 companies rated by employees. In total,
more than 50,000 employees in 25 different industries were asked
open-ended questions regarding their own employers.

About PPD

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing
comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle
management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical,
biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations.
With offices in 48 countries and more than 21,000 professionals
worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise
and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the
cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering
life-changing therapies to improve health. For more information, visit www.ppdi.com.

Contacts

Media:
Randy Buckwalter
+1 919 456 4425
[email protected]

Investors:
Nate Speicher
+1 910 558 6783
[email protected]

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