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FORTUNE Recognizes CVS Health on List of "World's Most Admired Companies"

February 16, 2017 | Company News

Company ranks among Global Top 50 for Fourth Consecutive Year

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation's largest pharmacy innovation company, today was named one of the World's Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE magazine. CVS Health was honored as No. 45 on the corporate rankings list, and No. 1 in its industry sector, Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services.

"We are incredibly proud to receive this recognition from FORTUNE," said Larry J. Merlo, CVS Health President and CEO. "This distinguished ranking is a direct reflection of the outstanding talent and innovation at CVS Health, as well as the passion of our 240,000 colleagues who work each day to fulfill our purpose of helping people on their path to better health."

FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies list is based on company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors and analysts. Ranking attributes range from innovativeness and quality of products to the retention of talented people and responsibility to the community and the environment.

This recognition is the latest in a series of third-party acknowledgments, including CVS Health being ranked #3 on Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2016 and among the World's Most Valuable Brands by Forbes . The company also received awards recognizing its innovation, leadership, and workplace practices by CIO (100 Best Companies for IT Innovation), Corporate Responsibility Magazine (100 Best Corporate Citizens) and Human Rights Campaign (Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality).

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at

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