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WestJet again makes list of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

CALGARY, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced that for the fifth time in the last six years, it has been named by Waterstone Human Capital to its annual list of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

WestJet made the list in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 before being named to Canada's Corporate Culture Hall of Fame in 2009. Today's announcement is for the 2010 survey period.

"We take enormous pride in our culture of care," said Ferio Pugliese, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, People and Culture. "The care we take and the passion we feel about striving to deliver a great guest experience grows directly from the way WestJetters care for one another. Our corporate culture is something we've nurtured and encouraged over the years and on behalf of our nearly 8,500 WestJetters, we are honoured to have been recognized once again this year."

In alphabetical order, the other nine Canadian companies on the list are:

Agrium Inc. (Calgary, AB)

CIBC (Toronto, ON)

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union (Surrey, BC)

ING Direct Canada (Toronto, ON)

Kinross Gold Corporation (Toronto, ON)

Ledcor Group of Companies (Vancouver, BC)

Loblaw Companies Limited (Brampton, ON)

RBC (Toronto, ON)

Shoppers Drug Mart (Toronto, ON)

Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2011 will be celebrated at the seventh annual gala on Monday, February 6, 2012, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 96 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 39 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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