Horizon Pharma plc Named No. 1 Biopharma Company to Work for by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

-  Company also awarded “Best Places to Work in Chicago” and “10 Best Places to Work for Women” by Crain’s Chicago Business  -

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ:HZNP) today announced it has been selected as the number one place to work by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine on its "Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma" list.  The company has also been awarded a 2018 “Best Places to Work in Chicago” designation by Crain’s Chicago Business, as well as named to their “10 Best Places to Work for Women” list.

"It is a truly great honor to be recognized at the national level as the number one company to work for in biopharma," said Timothy P. Walbert, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Horizon Pharma plc.  "We are also very excited to receive recognition as a proud and inclusive employer in Chicagoland.  At Horizon, we believe that when we help employees live up to their potential, we help patients live up to theirs.  For all of us, working at Horizon isn’t just a job, we take it personally.  Our teams are inspired to do more because we know we’re part of something bigger.”

The Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma ranking considers input from more than 95,000 employees in the health care and biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.  Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experiences on the job.  These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their works makes a difference and feeling their work has special meaning.

The Crain's Chicago Business 2018 "Best Places to Work in Chicago" designation is based on surveys conducted by Best Companies Group.  The firm surveyed Chicago-area businesses and employees about everything from their workplace to benefits to company culture.  This year, more than 8,800 Chicago-area employees participated. 

About Horizon Pharma plc
Horizon Pharma plc is focused on researching, developing and commercializing innovative medicines that address unmet treatment needs for rare and rheumatic diseases.  By fostering a growing pipeline of medicines in development and exploring all potential uses for currently marketed medicines, we strive to make a powerful difference for patients, their caregivers and physicians.  For us, it’s personal:  by living up to our own potential, we are helping others live up to theirs.  For more information, please visit www.horizonpharma.com, follow us @HZNPplc on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

About the Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 95,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in Financial Services & Insurance.  To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.  Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions.  Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.  Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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