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Ultimate Software Earns “Elite 8 Honor” Among Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that it has been named to the Elite 8 of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America. The Elite 8 distinction honors companies receiving the highest scores for each of the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement, the criteria used by Achievers to determine winners on the original top-50 list. Of all the companies recognized, Ultimate scored highest in the “Accountability and Performance” category.

“We are especially proud of this Elite 8 honor, as accountability is one of the core character traits we strive to embody every day,” said Scott Scherr, CEO, president, and founder of Ultimate. “At Ultimate, we’re focused on always doing the right thing—for each other, our customers, and the community. We trust and empower our people to perform at the highest level, achieve their best, and take responsibility for all they do.”

Recognized as one of Fortune’s Fastest-Growing Companies, Ultimate’s strategy to engage its workforce and retain its “People First” culture includes programs for development and career growth, alignment of work goals with company goals, and group activities focused on innovation, as well as fun events to foster collaboration and teamwork. Ultimate’s employees are also reminded to possess C.H.A.R.A.C.T.E.R—Commitment, Honesty, Accountability, Respect, Attitude, Courage, Trust, Ethics, and Responsibility.

“‘People First’ not only defines our culture and the way we work, but also the way we design our solution, UltiPro, and our services,” said Vivian Maza, chief people officer for Ultimate. “We work hard so we can take care of our business and the families of Ultimate. To do that, we need to achieve our goals and be accountable for them. Engagement is a critical component of our culture, and we believe it’s a big part of our ability to deliver the best solutions and services.”

The annual Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America list recognizes top employers displaying leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces, as evaluated by a judging panel of employee engagement academics, thought leaders, and influencers. Among the 50 companies selected as winners, the panel selects eight companies representing the best of the best, with regard to the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement. These categories include Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards and Recognition, Professional and Personal Growth, Accountability and Performance, Vision and Values, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

For more information, or to view the full list of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America, visit www.achievers.com/engaged.

About Ultimate Software

Ultimate is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, with approximately 30 million people records in the cloud. Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management solutions that connect people with the information they need to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, the company is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 3,300 professionals. In 2016, Fortune ranked Ultimate #1 on its list of 10 Best Large Workplaces in Technology and #15 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, Ultimate’s fifth consecutive year to be ranked in the top 25. Ultimate was also ranked #8 on Forbes magazine’s list of the 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies and ranked #1 in customer satisfaction in G2 Crowd’s Summer 2016 Core HR Software Grid report, based on user reviews. In 2015, Ultimate was named among InformationWeek’s Elite 100, honoring innovation in business technology, and recognized as a “Leader” in Nucleus Research’s HCM Technology Value Matrix. Ultimate has more than 3,400 customers with employees in 160 countries, including Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Feeding America, Major League Baseball, Pep Boys, SUBWAY, Texas Roadhouse, and Yamaha Corporation of America. More information on Ultimate’s products and services for people management can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.

UltiPro is a registered trademark of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

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