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Valassis Promociones named among best companies to work for in Mexico

Press release from the issuing company

Livonia, Mich. - Valassis, one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies,announced today that it has been recognized by Mexico's Gestion magazine as one of the "Best Companies to Work" in Mexico. Valassis ranked 84 on the 2011 list of companies with 500-5000 employees, the largest group of companies. This is the first time Valassis Promociones has earned recognition on this list in Mexico.

"What makes this award so meaningful is that it is an affirmation from our employees that Valassis is a great place to work," said Julie Stratton, Vice President, Valassis Promociones, Mexicali, Mexico. "It's an honor to have our name on this esteemed list which recognizes the contributions our employees have made to our culture and success here at Valassis Promociones."

Stratton added that she is especially proud of the way this team banded together following the largest recorded earthquake in over 100 years in Mexicali, Mexico during 2010, where the epicenter was in the valley area where more than 325 Valassis Promociones employees and their families live. "The team was so touched by the outpouring of good wishes and donations from the rest of Valassis team in the U.S. With all of their support, we were able to put together over 70 care packages that included water, food, paper supplies and health care products."

Over 400 companies in Mexico competed for the list in 2011, which surveyed employees and rated companies on pride, responsibility, celebrating, values, communication, safety and more. As a company, Valassis has received numerous awards recognizing its workplace flexibility, culture, growth and technology, including FORTUNE's prestigious list of '100 Best Companies to Work For;' 100 Fastest-Growing Companies by FORTUNE magazine; FORTUNE magazine's Hall of Fame 2005; InformationWeek 500, Top Technology Innovators; Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility; and more.

Valassis Promociones, a fulfillment group in Mexicali, Mexico was acquired by Valassis in 1998 and specializes in complex sampling programs, processing millions of pieces of products per week. Valassis Promociones has adapted a culture of accountability as all employees take part in idea generation, objective results and celebrating the company's successes. All employees participate in achieving the goals of the company and are informed as to how their participation helped reach targets.

A list is published each year for the Best Companies to Work in more than 40 countries around the world, including Mexico. The process of analysis, evaluation and certification conducted for the development of the rankings is regarded as the most important and comprehensive worldwide. The ranking is the result of a rigorous process of analysis and assessment of the views of employees and the corporate culture to select Best Companies to Work. The main objectives of the rankings from the Great Place to Work Institute Mexico are to facilitate knowledge management and sharing experiences among all organizations that know how to get the best results from business and to improve the quality of their workplaces.

The full list is available at http://www.greatplacetowork.com/what_we_do/lists-mx-mexico50a500.htm.


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