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Credit Suisse Named a 2011 Best Company for Working Mothers for the 9th Consecutive Year

Highlighting the top companies who are paving the way for new moms and families everywhere, today Working Mother magazine has announced Credit Suisse as one of the 2011 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for the 9th consecutive year.

“With more than 169,000 women hired last year, this year’s 100 Best Companies make up an impressive group of winners who offer family-driven programs and benefits that far outpace their competitors,” said Carol Evans, President, Working Mother Media. “This year’s winning companies are proof that success lies in the numbers—97 percent of companies are offering prenatal education, weight-loss, wellness, and stress-reduction programs to employees at every level.”

Credit Suisse continues to believe that providing a healthy work-life balance for its employees is a key driver of its overall success and ability to achieve its business goals. As an integral part of the company's workforce, Credit Suisse is committed to supporting the unique needs of working parents, which includes providing employees with free backup childcare, elder care visits and regional family networks.

The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are judged on answers to 650 questions, including data on the access and usage of flexible work arrangements, parental leave, childcare, health and wellness support and the advancement of women to all levels of management.

“We are extremely proud of our inclusion on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list for the last nine years. At Credit Suisse, our employees are our most important asset and this achievement reinforces not only our commitment to working families, but to meeting the unique need of all our employees, from both a professional and personal standpoint," Michelle Gadsden-Williams, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Credit Suisse.

Credit Suisse will be celebrated at this year’s Working Mother 100 Best Companies WorkLife Congress October 18-20, 2011, in New York City.

The 100 Best Companies, as well as national comparisons, are profiled in the October issue of Working Mother and at workingmother.com/bestcompanies. Working Mother is a division of Bonnier Corporation.

Companies were selected for the 2011 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 650 questions that surveys the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them. Seven areas were measured and scored for the 2011 initiative: workforce profile, benefits, women’s issues and advancement, child care, flexible work, parental leave and company culture. For this year’s 100 Best, particular weight was given to benefits, flexibility and parental leave.

For more information on applying for the 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies, visit www.wmmsurveys.com. The 2012 online application will be available in mid-December and due by early March 2012. All companies that apply, including those that don’t make the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list, receive feedback showing how they compare with all other applicants.