BEAM SUNTORY NAMED AMONG “AMERICA’S BEST MID-SIZE EMPLOYERS” BY FORBES FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

World leader in bourbon is one of 16 Chicago employers on the list

Corporate and Financial News

BEAM SUNTORY NAMED AMONG “AMERICA’S BEST MID-SIZE EMPLOYERS” BY FORBES FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Chicago, Illinois, May 1, 2018 – Beam Suntory has been named one of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers” by Forbes magazine for the third consecutive year. The world leader in bourbon is one of three beverage alcohol companies named to this list, and one of only 16 companies in Chicago.


“People are our #1 priority at Beam Suntory, and this is meaningful recognition that our employees have the opportunity to ‘Unleash Their Spirit’ at work each and every day,” said Paula Erickson, Beam Suntory’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “Our placement on Forbes’ list truly underscores global momentum Beam Suntory is building as an employer of choice.”


Beam Suntory was recently named among of Germany’s “Best Places to Work,” for the third consecutive year. The company has also been listed among the “Best Places to Work” in Mexico for six consecutive years, including a No. 2 ranking in the most recent survey. More broadly, Beam Suntory’s parent company, Suntory Holdings, was recognized earlier this year on Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”


“Recognition like this doesn’t just happen. People make it happen,” Erickson said. “These honors truly underscore how our people make our company such a great place to work.”


In the past year, Beam Suntory completed the relocation of its global corporate headquarters from Deerfield, Ill., to the historic Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago.


Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers” is based on an independent, third-party survey of 30,000 Americans through online panels. Respondents, who work at companies with 1,000 to 5,000 U.S. employees, were asked whether they’d recommend their employer, or any other employers in the industry, to someone looking for a job.

About Beam Suntory Inc.
As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur.


Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and
commitment to Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.


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