Napp Moves Into Top 5 in Sunday Times Best Companies List

By Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited, PRNE
Thursday, March 4, 2010

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 5, 2010 - Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited, based in Cambridge, has
risen to position 5 in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For
and remains the highest ranked pharmaceutical company in the UK. This success
comes only a few weeks after the company became one of only 50 companies in
the UK to be awarded 3 stars by Best Companies through their accreditation
scheme. Both the Sunday Times Top 100 and the Best Companies accreditation
scheme recognise excellence in employee engagement, and both are derived from
the results of the Best Companies survey.

This is the fourth year that Napp has entered the awards, but
despite the competition becoming tougher each time, with 347 organisations
applying for inclusion in the mid-size companies list this year, Napp has
remained consistently successful. Number 5 is Napp's highest ranking to date,
having appeared 9th, 12th and 11th, respectively, over the previous 3 years.

Napp uses the Best Companies survey results each year to
continue to evolve their culture, which puts people at the heart of the
organisation, aiming to support each individual to perform at their best and
take personal responsibility for the success of the business. Napp scored
highly in all areas assessed by the survey, particularly in the areas of 'my
company', 'my team', 'fair deal' and 'leadership'. Headline results include:

    - 89% of employees said that they were excited about where the
      organisation was going
    - 89% said that they felt the organisation was run on strong
      values and principles
    - 90% felt that they could make a valuable contribution to the
      success of the organisation.
    - 89% felt that Napp makes a positive difference to the world
      we live in
    - 85% said that they felt their job was good for their own
      personal growth

Antony Mattessich, MD, said, "An engaged and motivated
workforce that is willing to give their very best for their company is a good
thing for any organisation, but is particularly advantageous for a
pharmaceutical company because the marketplace is becoming increasingly
complex and competitive. We believe that our strong commitment to fully
engaging employees is key to our ongoing prosperity in such an environment.
Napp is an exciting place to be, full of energised, successful people who
take personal responsibility for our success. Our open culture truly gives
them the freedom to generate ideas and challenge existing strategies and
tactics to give the best possible outcomes for us, the NHS and patients."


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Editor's notes

Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited is based on the Cambridge
Science Park. The Napp group manufactures and markets a range of
pharmaceutical products, including products for the treatment of chronic
pain. The Napp group employs 838 people from its base in Cambridge. At the
end of 2009, the company was ranked 14th largest in the UK pharmaceutical
industry based on GP prescription sales (IMS Health data).

About Napp / Mundipharma

The Napp/Mundipharma/Norpharma independent associated
companies, including Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited, Purdue Pharma LP
and Mundipharma International Limited, are privately owned companies and
joint ventures covering the world's pharmaceutical markets. The companies
worldwide are dedicated to bringing to patients with severe and debilitating
diseases the benefits of novel treatment options in fields such as pain,
haemato-oncology, rheumatoid arthritis and respiratory disease.

About Best Companies and the Sunday Times Top 100

Both the Sunday Times Top 100 and the star accreditation scheme are run
by Best Companies, the workplace engagement specialists.

    There are three Sunday Times lists:
    - The 100 Best Small Companies to work for
    - The 100 Best Medium-sized Companies to work for
    - The 20 best large companies to work for.

Napp appears in the medium-sized companies' list. The lists have been
published once a year for the last 8 years.

Best Companies set up the star accreditation scheme in 2006 to recognise
excellence in the workplace. Accreditation is focused on workplace engagement
as an integral part of a company's success and growth. A Best Companies Index
(BCI) score is awarded to each organisation that completes the accreditation
process. Each BCI is derived from the organisation's employee responses to
the accreditation survey. The BCI then defines whether an organisation has
achieved 'Star Status'. Companies with one star are rated as first class, two
stars as outstanding and three stars as extraordinary. The stars are awarded
on the basis of employees' responses to a selection of the questions included
in the survey for the Sunday Times Top 100.

    For further information, please contact:
    Claire Martin
    Programme Director
    Axon Communications
    Tel: +44(0)20-8439-9404

For further information, please contact: Claire Martin, Programme Director, Axon Communications, Email: cmartin at, Tel: +44(0)20-8439-9404

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