Nordion Named One of National Capital Region's Top 25 Employers for Sixth Consecutive Year

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Nordion Inc., a global health science company that provides market-leading products used for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, has been named one of the National Capital Region's Top 25 Employers by Mediacorp Canada, the nation's largest publisher of employment-related periodicals and online directories. This is the sixth consecutive year Nordion has received this recognition.

"Nordion's continued recognition as a top employer is a testament to our greatest asset—our employees," says Nordion's Chief Executive Officer Steve West. "Our dedicated and performance-driven workforce is the reason for our successful track record in the health sciences industry and makes it possible for us to consistently achieve our vision and central goal—to make a distinctive contribution to the health and well-being of people around the world."

The National Capital Region's Top Employers is an annual competition recognizing the Ottawa-area employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers are evaluated against several criteria including business growth, employee input and feedback, stimulating work environment, benefits and compensation programs, as well as training and skills development.

About Nordion Inc. 
Nordion Inc. (TSX: NDN) (NYSE: NDZ) is a global health science company that provides market-leading products used for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. We are a leading provider of medical isotopes, targeted therapies and sterilization technologies that benefit the lives of millions of people in more than 60 countries around the world. Our products are used daily by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical-device manufacturers, hospitals, clinics and research laboratories. Nordion has more than 500 highly skilled employees in three locations. Find out more at www.nordion.com and follow us at http://twitter.com/NordionInc.

For further information:

MEDIA: 
Tanya Pobuda
(613) 592-3400 x. 2280
tanya.pobuda@nordion.com

SOURCE: Nordion