Towers Watson Earns Perfect Score for LGBT Workplace Equality

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation rates Towers Watson 100% for
second consecutive year

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global professional services company Towers Watson (NASDAQ: TW)
announced it has received a perfect score of 100% for the 2016 Corporate
Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on
corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Foundation, America’s largest civil rights organization, administered
the index. Towers Watson joins the ranks of 407 major U.S. businesses
that earned top marks this year.

“I couldn’t be more delighted that we’ve once again received a perfect
score on the CEI,” said Carl Hess, managing director of the Americas and
executive sponsor for Out@TW, Towers Watson’s resource community for
LGBT associates and allies. “It’s a very welcome recognition of our
continuing efforts to create an environment at Towers Watson that brings
out the best of every associate.”

The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluated
LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the
LGBT community. Towers Watson’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s
criteria resulted in a 100% ranking and the designation as a best place
to work for LGBT equality.

“In the 2016 CEI, hundreds of major businesses responded to our new
standards for workplace equality with exceptional leadership,” said
Deena Fidas, program director for the HRC Foundation Workplace Equality
Program. “Towers Watson not only meets these standards, it goes above
and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental
aspect of its corporate values.”

For more information on the 2016 CEI, or to download a free copy of the
report, visit

About The HRC

The HRC Foundation is America’s largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By
inspiring and engaging all Americans, the HRC Foundation strives to end
discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves
fundamental fairness and equality for all.

About Towers Watson

Towers Watson (NASDAQ: TW) is a leading global professional services
company that helps organizations improve performance through effective
people, risk and financial management. With 16,000 associates around the
world, the company offers consulting, technology and solutions in the
areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital
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