UBS Earns a 100% Score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and is Named One of the Best Places to Work for

  UBS Earns a 100% Score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality
  Index and is Named One of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 19, 2012

For the sixth consecutive year, UBS has earned top marks from the Human Rights
Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI) which measures corporate
policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
(LGBT) employees. This year marks the eighth time in the past eleven years
that UBS earned a perfect rating in the annual report, and designation by HRC
as one of the best places to work for LGBT employees.

Key efforts by UBS in LGBT equality and inclusion

  *Among the first Wall Street firms to offer a tax offsetting benefit for
    employees who pay for healthcare coverage for their same sex partners or
  *Developed resources which focus on wealth management for LGBT clients
  *Provided comprehensive healthcare benefits to transgender employees
  *Volunteer partnerships with a number of community service organizations
    which focus on health and social services, at-risk youth mentoring, and

The recognition UBS has received from the CEI in recent years underscores the
firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. In addition to Pride Americas,
the firm’s LGBT employee network, UBS offers a number of other employee
diversity groups which aim to provide mentoring, career development
programming and additional resources for women, working parents, veterans,
employees with disabilities, persons of color, and those representing
multi-cultural backgrounds.

“Cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment is more than just the
right thing to do—it makes good business sense,” said Bob McCann, CEO of UBS
Group Americas.“When employeescan come to work and be who they truly are,
they are able to focus on developing unique solutions for the clients we
serve. UBS is proud to have been recognized forits ongoing efforts to build a
culture where the contributions and perspectives of all employees are valued.”

Notes to Editors

UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and
corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. Its
business strategy is centered on its pre-eminent global wealth management
businesses and its universal bank in Switzerland. Together with a
client-focused Investment Bank and a strong, well-diversified Global Asset
Management business, UBS will drive further growth and expand its premier
wealth management franchise.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 57
countries, with about 35% of its employees working in the Americas, 36% in
Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 12% in
Asia Pacific. UBS employs about 65,000 people around the world. Its shares are
listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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