Sodexo Named One Of World's

Regulatory News:

Sodexo (PARIS:SW) (OTCBB:SDXAY), World leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, has been listed among the world’s “Most Admired Companies” in FORTUNE Magazine's 2012 survey, which measures the corporate reputations of the world's largest companies. Sodexo is ranked 4 th in its industry category “Diversified Outsourcing Services”. Around 4,000 business executives, directors and analysts rated close to 700 companies from 32 countries on nine criteria, from investment value to social responsibility.

Sodexo also is ranked 10 th out of 28 French companies included in the evaluation. The “Most Admired list” is published in the March issue of FORTUNE and is available at 2012 Most Admired Companies list

This recognition adds to several recent recognitions and awards Sodexo has received in recent weeks:
  • Sodexo has received the prestigious 2012 Catalyst Award in North America, honoring exceptional business initiatives that advance women in the workplace.
  • For the fifth consecutive year, Sodexo has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) «Sustainability Yearbook 2012» for its commitment to economic, social and environmental responsibility. Sodexo has been awarded two sustainability distinctions: "SAM 2012 sector leader" and "SAM 2012 Gold Class."
  • Sodexo also was integrated into the Aspi Eurozone index, which includes the 120 best performing companies with regard to sustainability, human rights, human resources, local communities’ engagement, business integrity and corporate governance. In November 2011, Sodexo was ranked by VIGEO as the leading performer among 15 companies in its industry sector notably in human resources, human rights, local communities’ development and business integrity.

About Sodexo

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Services

Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as the partner of companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo’s 413,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of Quality of Life services. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.

Key figures (as of August 31, 2011)

  Sodexo world-wide
16 billion euro consolidated revenue

413,000 employees (incl. acquisitions made between August 31 & December 31, 2011)

22 nd largest employer worldwide (ranking as of August 31, 2011)

80 countries

33,400 sites

50 million consumers served daily

9.2 billion euro market capitalization ( as of March 8, 2012)

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