MINNETONKA, Minn. (Feb. 16, 2017) — 

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) was the top-ranking company in the insurance and managed care sector for FORTUNE’s 2017 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list.

This is the seventh consecutive year UnitedHealth Group has been No. 1 in this sector. The company ranked No. 1 in eight of the nine key attribute categories – innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, and quality of products and services.

In a statement, Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth Group, said: “This honor is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the more than 230,000 people of UnitedHealth Group, Optum and UnitedHealthcare who are dedicated to our values – integrity, compassion, innovation, relationships and performance – and to delivering high-quality health care products and services to the people we are privileged to serve.”

Since 1997, FORTUNE has collaborated with Korn Ferry Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, to identify, select and rank the World's Most Admired Companies based on the business practices, innovative spirit and social responsibility that make companies that are chosen for the list both highly regarded and successful.  FORTUNE's "Most Admired Companies" list is considered a definitive "report card" on corporate reputations.  For more information on how the rankings are determined, view the full methodology on Korn Ferry Hay Group's website.

About UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services.  For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.

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