Sodexo Named One of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune Magazine

  Sodexo Named One of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune Magazine

         Ranked Number One “Diversified Outsourcing Services” Company

Business Wire

ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX, France -- March 1, 2013

Regulatory News:

Sodexo, (PARIS:SW) (OTCBB:SDXAY) world leader in Quality of Life Services, is
the most admired company in its sector according to Fortune Magazine's 2013
corporate reputation survey. Around 4,000 business executives, directors and
analysts rated close to 700 companies from 30 countries on nine criteria, from
innovation to global competitiveness, for the survey.

Among leading global companies in the Diversified Outsourcing Services sector,
Sodexo ranked number one overall, and was also classed first for Innovation,
Social responsibility, Financial soundness, Long-term investment and Global

Sodexo’s social model drives the Group’s competitiveness and growth. The
strong showing in these key reputation categories reflects the principles that
unite the Group’s 420,000 employees. Sodexo aims to be a force for development
in the communities where the company operates, and the global reference for
Quality of Life services to improve our clients’ performance.

About Sodexo

Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that
improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational
performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers
each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and
Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100
services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more
than 45 years of experience: from reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning,
to foodservices and facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift
Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance and
concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its
independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously
develop and engage its 420,000 employees throughout the world.

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2012)

Sodexo in the world
18.2 billion euro consolidated revenue
420 000 employees
20th largest employer worldwide
80 countries
34,300 sites
75 million consumers served daily
10 billion euro market capitalization (as of January 8 2013)


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