Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, has been named a 2017 World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere ® Institute for the 10 th year in a row.

A global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, the Ethisphere Institute recognized Premier for continuing to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior. Since 2007, Ethisphere has honored those companies who recognize their influence to drive positive change, consider the impact of their actions on employees, investors, members and other key stakeholders, and use their values and culture as an underpinning to daily decisions. Premier is the only company in the health information services industry recognized this year.

"Premier's core values of integrity, passion for performance, innovation and a focus on people are part of the work we do each day," said Susan DeVore, president and CEO, Premier. "In our work with healthcare organizations to improve the health of communities, trust and accountability are of utmost importance. We are honored to have received this award for the 10 th year in a row, a true milestone in our dedication to setting and abiding by the highest ethical standards possible."

Premier's corporate compliance program incorporates an array of regulatory and legal requirements, including rigorous codes of conduct for its Board, employees, corporation and supply chain services, as well as business rules and employee education, privacy, security, and complete Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-trafficking agendas.

"Congratulations to everyone at Premier for a decade of being recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company," said Ethisphere's Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. "Premier is a trusted leader and partner to its member health systems, employees and within the Charlotte community."

The World's Most Ethical Companies recognition is based on the Ethisphere Institute's quantitative assessment of a company's performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 percent).

About Premier Inc.

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier's news and investor sites on

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