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FORTUNE Survey Rates UnitedHealth Group “World’s Most Admired Company” in Insurance and Managed Care for 2013

  FORTUNE Survey Rates UnitedHealth Group “World’s Most Admired Company” in
  Insurance and Managed Care for 2013

              Third straight year as No. 1 among industry peers

        Ranks No. 1 for Innovation in Sector for fourth year in a row

Business Wire

MINNETONKA, Minn. -- March 4, 2013

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) was the top ranking company in the insurance
and managed care sector for FORTUNE’s 2013 “World’s Most Admired Companies”
list, featured in the magazine’s March issue. This is the third straight year
that UnitedHealth Group has been honored as No. 1 overall in its sector and
the fourth year in a row the company has been rated No. 1 in innovation.
UnitedHealth Group also ranked highest among the sector for the following
individual categories: quality of products and services, people management,
use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term
investment and global competitiveness.

Stephen J. Hemsley, UnitedHealth Group president and CEO, said, “The dedicated
people of this company are privileged to serve the health care needs of 84
million people in the United States and worldwide. We know that with
recognition comes responsibility, and we remain committed to helping make
access to high-quality care simpler and more affordable for more people.”

To learn more about UnitedHealth Group’s innovations, visit
www.uhginnovation.com. To see how the company is using information to make
health care simpler and more responsive, visit
http://www.healthinnumbers.com/.

Since 1997, FORTUNE has collaborated with The Hay Group, a global management
consulting firm, to identify, select and rank the World’s Most Admired
Companies based on the business practices, innovative spirit and social
responsibility that make companies which are chosen for the list both highly
regarded and successful. FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list is considered
a definitive “report card” on corporate reputations. For more information on
how the rankings are determined, please view the full methodology on Hay
Group’s website.

About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company
dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work
better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a
broad spectrum of products and services through two business platforms:
UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services;
and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services.
Through its businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 80 million people
worldwide. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at
www.unitedhealthgroup.com.

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Contact:

UnitedHealth Group
Don Nathan, 952-936-1885
Senior Vice President