Philip Morris International Recognized as Top Employer in Europe and the Middle East

Certified as Leading Employer in 24 Countries

LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today
was recognized as a Top employer in Europe for the fourth consecutive
year, and for the first time in the Middle East, in recognition of the
company’s excellent work environment and exceptional development
opportunities for employees. Top Employer certification is the result of
an independent assessment by the Top Employers Institute, which has
recognized PMI as a leading employer in 24 countries across Europe and
the Middle East.

“The recognition of Philip Morris International as Top Employer Europe
for the fourth consecutive year, including additional countries being
certified, is a clear signal of how we continue to strive for excellence
to keep PMI a great place to work and how we constantly challenge
ourselves to provide a unique work environment and experience for our
people in the region and across the globe,” said Victoria Shevchuk, Vice
President Human Resources EU and PMI Labor Relations. “Our ongoing focus
is to continuously develop our people, allowing them to advance our
business further for today and for tomorrow.”

“We are proud to be certified as Top Employer Middle East for the first
time,” said Alejandro Lamas, Vice President Human Resources Eastern
Europe, Middle East & Duty Free. “This important recognition is a great
testament to our ongoing focus to provide challenging and meaningful
work experiences to our people. We aim to become the best employer in
every market in which we operate within the region.”

National honors went to PMI teams in Belgium, the Czech Republic,
France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy (including the
Manufacturing and Technology Facility in Bologna), Kazakhstan, Lebanon,
Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia,
Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine and the UK.

PMI employs more than 82,000 people worldwide. The company offers robust
learning and development initiatives, strong reward and recognition
programs, as well as challenging career opportunities in a global and
diverse environment. In 2015 alone, nearly 1,400 of PMI’s employees
worked outside their home country on an international assignment in
different functional areas and across the globe.

Top Employer certification

The Top Employer certification is awarded by the Top Employer Institute
following a robust assessment, validated by the auditing company Grant
Thornton, of the companies’ practices in a number of areas, including
compensation and employee benefits, career development, working
conditions and training and development.


Philip Morris International Inc.

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the leading international
tobacco company, with six of the world’s top 15 international brands,
including Marlboro, the number one cigarette brand worldwide. PMI’s
products are sold in more than 180 markets. In 2015, the company held an
estimated 15.6% share of the estimated total international cigarette
market outside of the U.S., or 28.7% excluding the People’s Republic of
China and the U.S. For more information, see


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