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Philip Morris International Recognized as Top Employer in Africa Third Year in a Row

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today was recognized for the third consecutive year as a Top Employer in Africa, awarding the company’s commitment to creating an excellent work environment for its employees.

This certification is the result of independent assessment by the Top Employers Institute, which has also presented national-level awards to PMI affiliate teams in South Africa, Senegal, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, and Tunisia for the first time. Since 2014, PMI has received Top Employer certifications in 45 countries. PMI was recognized as a Global Top Employer in 2018 for the second time, and Africa is the first of our regions to be recognized as a Top Employer in the 2019 certification cycle. We have previously been certified in 5 regions: Africa, the European Union, the Middle East, Latin America, and North America.

“We are focused on building a vibrant, engaging, and inclusive environment that makes our employees feel welcome and that they are essential to the success of the company,” said Alejandro Lamas, PMI Vice President People and Culture, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and Duty Free. “It is an honor to be recognized for the third year in a row as a Top Employer in Africa. This award recognizes our efforts to provide the right challenges, support, and development to our employees so they can focus on driving our company’s transformation towards a smoke-free future.”

PMI employs approximately 81,000 people worldwide, and offers compelling reward programs in the areas of compensation and benefits, health and well-being, financial planning, and education.

Top Employer certification

The Top Employer certification is awarded by the Top Employer Institute following a robust assessment validated by the auditing firm Grant Thornton. Assessment areas include compensation and employee benefits, career development, working conditions and training and development.

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Philip Morris International: Who We Are

We are a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the United States of America. We’re building our future on smoke-free products that are a much better consumer choice than continuing to smoke cigarettes. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, we aim to ensure that our smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. Our vision is that these products ultimately replace cigarettes to the benefit of adult smokers, society, our company and our shareholders. For more information, see our PMI and PMIScience websites.

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Philip Morris International Media enquiries Ryan Sparrow +41 (0)58 242 4500 ryan.sparrow@pmi.com

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