The Boston Globe announced today that Millipore Corporation (NYSE:MIL) has been named to the 22 nd annual “Globe 100” list of top performing public companies in Massachusetts.

The Globe 100 list is based on a composite score derived from financial data for the four quarters ending December 31, 2009. Millipore was ranked 11 th among Massachusetts-based companies whose stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange or American Stock Exchange. Last year, Millipore ranked 35 th on the list.

“Companies on the Globe 100 list represent the very best in Massachusetts business. These companies show vision and set examples for how to adapt to a tough economic climate,” said Shirley Leung, business editor of The Boston Globe.

To qualify for the Globe 100, a company must have been public for the entire 2009 calendar year and have reported a positive net income for both 2008 and 2009.

“Despite the global economic crisis, 2009 resulted in a strong financial performance for our business,” said Millipore Chairman, President and CEO Martin Madaus. “We are proud of the hard work and dedication from all of our employees. Millipore’s inclusion on The Globe 100 list is great for our employees and customers but also highlights the robust economic environment for life science companies in the region.”

This year, 82 Massachusetts companies were named to the Globe 100 making the list the most exclusive to date, while serving as a reminder of the challenging economic climate.

The Globe 100 website ( features all of the magazine’s coverage along with exclusive video, interactive photo galleries and charts, and multimedia presentations.

About Millipore

Millipore (NYSE: MIL) is a life science leader providing cutting-edge technologies, tools, and services for bioscience research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. As a strategic partner, we collaborate with customers to confront the world's challenging human health issues. From research to development to production, our scientific expertise and innovative solutions help customers tackle their most complex problems and achieve their goals. Millipore Corporation is an S&P 500 company with more than 6,000 employees in 30 countries worldwide.

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About the Globe 100 ranking methodology

The Globe 100 ranks Massachusetts-based public companies based on financial data from the four quarters ending closest to December 31, 2009, and for corresponding quarters a year earlier. To be eligible, the company must be traded publicly for the entire 2009 calendar year on the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq or the American Stock Exchange and report revenue and profit for both 2008 and 2009. Companies are ranked on four criteria: return on average equity, one-year percentage change in revenue, one-year percentage change in profit margin and 2009 revenue.

About The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe and are wholly owned by The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2009 revenues of $2.4 billion, which includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including, and The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

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