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FORTUNE Names National Instruments Among the Nation's 100 Best Companies For the 14th Consecutive Year

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AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourteenth consecutive year, FORTUNE Magazine named National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) to the publication's annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. NI ranks #35 on this year's list. This honor is a testament to NI's global commitment of creating an exceptional workplace.

NI consistently ranks among the world's top workplaces. In November 2012, the Great Place to Work® Institute listed NI among The World's 25 Best Multinational Workplaces. NI also received country-specific recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute for the following six countries:  France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the U.K.

As NI continues to scale globally, the corporate culture has remained intact. NI's core values and work environment not only contribute to continued success but also are essential components to the company's 100-year plan, a road map designed to ensure NI's longevity as a leader in technological innovation.

"Since the company's inception, identifying long-term competitive differentiators has been a key focal point for National Instruments," said Dr. James Truchard, president, CEO and cofounder of National Instruments. "The importance we place on continuing to invest in our employees and in our vision-driven workplace contributes to our position as a global leader in innovation." 

"We're honored FORTUNE named us among their top workplaces for the fourteenth consecutive year," said Mark Finger, vice president of human resources for National Instruments. "To repeatedly achieve this type of recognition on both national and global levels demonstrates the value NI bestows on creating a great place to work for our employees."

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National Instruments' Work Culture
For more than 35 years, National Instruments' vision-driven leadership, open and collaborative work environment and dedicated employees have proven essential to the company's growth and position as a leader in technology. NI believes a well-balanced work culture improves employees' well-being and inspires excellence. To support this philosophy, NI offers employees professional, personal and community development initiatives, volunteer opportunities and comprehensive wellness programs and facilities. To learn more about NI's corporate culture, visit www.ni.com/company/corporate-responsibility.

Methodology: How FORTUNE Chose the 100 Best Companies to Work For
FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work® Institute, a global research and consulting firm that operates in 45 countries, and conducts the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. 259 firms participated in this year's survey. More than 277,000 employees from those companies responded to a survey created by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the result from the institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions about attitudes towards management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to a Culture Audit, which includes questions about compensation programs along with open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts.

About National Instruments
Since 1976, National Instruments (www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any systems needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.

Editor Contact:          Julia Betts, (512) 683-8165

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