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Gore Recognized as one of the Worlds Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®

Company earns No. 3 spot

Newark, Del. (Oct. 26, 2016) — With a distinctive company culture that drives engagement, innovation and business results, W. L. Gore & Associates earned the No. 3 spot on the 2016 list of Best Multinational Workplaces, announced today by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine. The ranking is the world's largest annual study of workplace excellence and identifies the 25 best multinational companies in terms of workplace culture.

For more than 50 years, Gore has cultivated a corporate culture that fosters the innovative spirit of individuals and teams and harnesses their diverse talents and perspectives.

"We are a company of passionate associates, creative thinkers and problem solvers with a shared commitment to our organization's success," says CEO Terri Kelly, who joined Gore as an engineer more than 30 years ago. "We are dedicated to advancing our materials to make the world a better place. And we know that we achieve our strongest results when we live by our shared values to deliver innovative products to our customers."

The Best Multinational Workplaces list is based on the results of the Great Place to Work® Institute's national top workplace lists. Conducted annually around the globe, these lists rank organizations based on the results of an in-depth culture audit and employees' assessments of their jobs, managers, coworkers, opportunities for training and support for work/life balance, among other factors.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments - from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating life-saving medical devices and enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and continued recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of approximately $3 billion and employs more than 10,000 associates. Learn more at

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for millennials, women, diversity, small and medium companies, and over a half dozen different industries.