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Awards

DateTitle
2009Received President’s “E” Award in Recognition of its support of U.S. exports (2009)
2009Ranked #65 in the inaugural "NEWSWEEK Green Rankings" and placed 2nd in the industry sector ranking (2009)
2009Moved up the FORTUNE 500 list to Company #196 and ranked #1 in the Medical Products and Equipment industry(2009)
2009Ranked #40 on FORBES's annual list of "America's Most Reputable Companies" (2009)
2009Ranked #8 on the annual Star Tribune 100 (2009)
2009Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "World's Most Admired Companies" for the twelvth consecutive year and ranked #4 in its industry sector (2009)
2009Ranked #18 on Glassdoor.com list of "Top 50 companies to work for" (2009)
2008Moved up the FORTUNE 500 list to Company #217 (2008)
2008Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "America's Most Admired Companies" for the eleventh consecutive year and ranked #6 in its industry sector (2008)
2007Recognized as one of the "Best Companies for Leaders" by Hewitt Associates (2007)
2007Moved up the FORTUNE 500 list to Company #222 (2007)
2007Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "America's Most Admired Companies" for the tenth consecutive year and ranked #4 in its industry sector (2007)
2007Ranked #72 on FORTUNE's annual list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For" and ranked 24th on the Best Large-Sized Company list (2006)
2006Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "America's Most Admired Companies" for the ninth consecutive year and ranked #1 in its industry sector (2006)
2006Moved up the FORTUNE 500 list to Company #235 (2006)
2005Moved up the FORTUNE 500 list to Company #246 (2005)
2005Ranked #16 on Barron's inaugural list of the "World's Most Respected Companies" (2005)
2005Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "America's Most Admired Companies" for the eighth consecutive year and ranked #2 in its industry sector (2005)
2005Ranked #9 on the Top 20 Companies for Leaders selected by Hewitt Associates and the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS). (2005)
2005Ranked #71 on FORTUNE's annual list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For" (2005)
2005Recognized by the readers of Woman Engineer as one of the top 50 companies in the country for which they would most prefer to work for or believe would provide the best working environment for women engineers (2005).
2004“Celebrate the Dream” Dr. Martin Luther King Corporate Humanitarian Award
2004Medtronic's Microelectronics Center recognized with "Workforce Diversity Award" (2004)
2004Moved up the FORTUNE 500 list to Company #263 (2004)
2004Recognized by Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy's leading business daily, as one of the top 20 performing shares (2004)
2004Ranked #151 among the top 1,000 companies in Ireland by The Irish Times, based on revenues (2004)
2004Named to the Forbes "A-List" which recognizes the world's 400 best big companies, based upon sales, profit, return on capital, stock performance and earning estimates (2004)
2004Medtronic and Vitatron recognized by Technisch Weekblad, a leading Dutch technical publication, as one of the top 15 companies investing in research and development (2004)
2004Ranked #57 on Business Ethics' annual list of the nation's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" (2004)
2004Named one of the "100 Most Influential Companies" by Acumen Journal of Life Sciences (2004)
2004Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "America's Most Admired Companies" for the seventh consecutive year and ranked #1 in its industry sector for the sixth year in a row (2004)
2004Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For" (2004)
2004Recognized by the readers of Woman Engineer as one of the top 50 companies in the country for which they would most prefer to work or believe are progressive in hiring women engineers (2004)
2004Medtronic's Reveal® Plus, a device used to determine if unexplained fainting episodes are due to a heart rhythm disorder, received a Tekne Award from the Minnesota High Tech Association and Minnesota Technology, Inc. (2004)
20032003 Wenger Award for Excellence in Community Education
2003The Medtronic Foundation named by BusinessWeek as one of America's top corporate donors
2003Moved up the FORTUNE 500 list to Company #276 (2003)
2003Medtronic recognized as one of the top 500 global companies, in terms of market value, by The Financial Times (2003)
2003Ranked #71 on the Barron's 500 report card, which recognizes the performance of the 500 companies with the largest revenues (2003)
2003Named to the Minnesota Technology "Fast 50" and recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Minnesota by the Minnesota High Tech Associationn (2003)
2003FORTUNE's annual list of "America's Most Admired Companies" (2003)
2003Ranked #53 on Business Ethics' annual list of the nation's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" (2003)
2003Ranked #111 on Forbes' annual list of the top 500 best-performing large companies according to sales, profits, assets and market value (2003)
2003Ranked #21 on BusinessWeek's annual list of the top 50 best-performing large companies, based upon sales and earnings growth, return on equity and shareholder returns (2003)
2003Named to the Forbes "A-List" which recognizes the world's 400 best big companies, based upon sales, profit, return on capital, stock performance and earning estimates (2003)
2003Medtronic named one of the top 500 companies in the Netherlands by Management Team (2003)
2003Named one of the top 20 companies for developing leaders by CEO Magazine (2003)
2003Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For " (2003)
2003Medtronic's intelligent insulin pump system chosen by Popular Science magazine to receive a 2003 "Best Of What's New" award (2003)
2002Medtronic Xomed facility in Jacksonville, Fla. named as one of Industry Week's "2002 Best Plants."
2002Named to Money Magazine's list of "the 30 stocks with the best 30-year returns since MONEY made its debut in 1972" (2002)
2002Recognized by BusinessWeek as having one of the ten best boards of directors in America (2002)
20022002 Environmental Initiative Award (2002)
2002Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "America's Most Admired Companies" and ranked #1 in its industry sector (2002)
2002Listed as one of The 100 Best Stocks to Own in America by Gene Walden (7th edition, Dearborn Publishing Co.) (2002)
2002Moved up the FORTUNE 500 list to Company #318 (2002)
2002Named a recipient of the 2002 Willis Harman Spirit At Work Award, which recognizes the company's "explicit support for spiritual values in the workplace and its commitment to prolonging life through its products and services" (2002)
2002Named (for the second year in a row) to the Forbes "Platinum 400 List." The list recognizes corporations "that show the strategy, stamina and growth to be standouts among their peers" (2002)
2002Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For " (2002).
2002Named by Catalyst, the leading nonprofit organization working to advance women in business, to the 2001 Catalyst Blue Ribbon Board, recognizing FORTUNE 1000 companies with multiple women directors (2002).
2002Medical Design Excellence Awards
2002Recipient of a "2002 Best of What's New" award from Popular Science for the Medtronic Bravo™ pH Monitoring System (2002)
2001Named to Sales & Marketing Management's annual list of "The Best in Sales & Marketing" (2001)
2001Named to Darwin Magazine's inaugural "Fittest 50 List" in recognition of its ability to successfully harness the power of information technology and the Internet to transform both its products and the way it does business (2001)
2001Minnesota Business Ethics Award (2001)
2001Ranked #37 on Business Ethics' annual list of the nation's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" (2001)
2001A member of the Forbes "Platinum 400 List" which recognizes industry leadership in financial performance, plus growth in both sales and earnings, among other factors (2001)
2001Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "America's Most Admired Companies" and ranked #1 in its industry sector (2001)
2001Moved up the FORTUNE 500 list to Company #349 (2001)
2001Recipient of the 2000 Spotlight Award from the Corporate Volunteerism Council of the Twin Cities in recognition of the company's "Magic Lunchbox" national volunteer program (2001)
2001Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For " (2001).
2001In recognition of its computer-based network that links patients and physicians via the Internet, the Medtronic Patient Management Network received the 21st Century Achievement Award in the 2001 Computerworld Honors Program (2001)
2000Outstanding Philanthropic Organization of 2000 Award
2000Joined the FORTUNE 500 list as Company #381 (2000)
2000Named to Industry Week's annual list of "The World's Best-Managed Companies" (2000)
2000Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "America's Most Admired Companies" and ranked #1 in its industry sector (2000)
2000Ranked #35 on "The Shareholder Value Top 100" list from Shareholder Value Magazine - the list ranks the top value-creation management teams (2000)
2000Selected by Money Magazine as one of "The Best Investments for 2000 and Beyond." (2000)
2000Ranked #19 on Business Week's annual list of "The 50 Best Performers" within the S&P 500 Index (2000)
2000Ranked #10 on The Barron's 500 annual report card, which grades companies on how well they perform for investors (2000)
2000Ranked #22 on Business Ethics' annual list of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" (2000)
2000Named as one of Colorado's top three employers for working families by Colorado Parent (2000)
2000Recognized as having one of "America's 25 Best Sales Forces" by Sales & Marketing Management (2000)
2000Named to MN Corporate Report's annual list of "The Best Companies in Minnesota to Work For" (2000)
2000Activa® Tremor Control Therapy made the list of "Inventions 2000" from Time (2000)
1999Minnesota Science Teacher Association Award
1999Twin Cities Corporate International Citizen Award
1999Minnesota Keystone Program Award
1999Medtronic shares were ranked the #1 stock to own in The 100 Best Stocks to Own in America by Gene Walden (6th editions, Dearborn Publishing Co.) (1999)
1999Recipient of The Marco Polo Award - the highest honor given to businesses by the People's Republic of China - for its role in the economic and societal development of China (1999)
1999Named to Industry Week's annual list of "The World's Best-Managed Companies" (1999)
1999Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For " (1999)
1999Topped MN Corporate Report's annual list of "The Best Companies in Minnesota to Work For" (1999)
1999Invented in 1957 by Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken, the world's first wearable pacemaker was designated as an "IEEE Electrical Engineering Milestone" by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (1999)
1998Shared Vision Award, presented by the Twin Cities chapter of the Association of Women in Communications
1998Minnesota High Technology Association Award
1998Named to Industry Week's annual list of "The World's Best-Managed Companies" (1998)
1998Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "America's Most Admired Companies" (1998)
1998Named to FORTUNE's annual list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For " (1998)
1998Minnesota High Technology Association Award (1998)
1998Shared Vision Award (1998)
1998Medtronic was ranked first in the world by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for patents issued for medical devices from 1969 through September 15, 1998. The company received 960 patents during this time (1998)
1997Named "Corporation of the Year" by Exceptional Parent (1997)
1997Recognized by Business Ethics and designated as the recipient of the "Award for General Excellence in Ethics," (1997)
1997Medtronic shares were ranked the #1 stock to own in The 100 Best Stocks to Own in America by Gene Walden (5th editions, Dearborn Publishing Co.) (1997)
1984The National Society of Professional Engineers honored the Medtronic implantable cardiac pacemaker as one of the ten outstanding engineering achievements of the past half-century (1984)
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