MINNETONKA, Minn. (Sep. 12, 2017) — 

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) has been named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI NA) and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI W) for the 19th consecutive year.

UnitedHealth Group was recognized as among the leading companies worldwide for social responsibility, sound economic practices, environmental stewardship and consistently high financial performance that support business value over the long-term. The company scored in the 95th percentile in the Health Care Providers & Services Sector, ranking in the 90th percentile or above in individual categories such as corporate citizenship and philanthropy, partnerships towards sustainable health care, service to patients, operational eco-efficiency, environmental policy and management systems, and codes of business conduct.

"We are working every day to help deliver high-quality, affordable health care to more people. We are committed to sustainability in all our business practices in support of our company's mission – to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone," said Cory Alexander, executive vice president, UnitedHealth Group.

The DJSI World Index is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental and social factors. UnitedHealth Group now has been included in the DJSI for 19 consecutive years, since the indices were established in 1999. To learn more about UnitedHealth Group's sustainability initiatives, visit the company's 2016 Social Responsibility Report at http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/2016-sr/Default.aspx.  

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, an international investment firm focused exclusively on sustainability investing. RobecoSAM invites more than 3,000 publicly traded companies, including 800 companies in emerging markets, to report annually on their sustainability practices.

About UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping to 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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