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SAS Canada Named One of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2011

Recognized for its Commitment to Environmental Sustainability Through its LEED Headquarters and Earth-Friendly Initiatives   

Toronto, ON  (Apr. 22, 2011)  – SAS Canada, the leader in business analytics, today was named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2011. SAS Canada was recognized for its commitment to environmental sustainability, its LEED Silver certified headquarters, and its earth-friendly employee initiatives. The list is published by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

"SAS believes in creating a culture of environmental awareness," said Carl Farrell, President SAS Canada. "Our environmentally friendly LEED Silver Certified Toronto Headquarters celebrated five years in 2010. Over the five years SAS has eliminated 20,300 tons CO2, which is the equivalent of removing 3,075 cars from the road or planting more than 100,000 trees. With results like these it is easy to stay committed to enhancing our green initiatives whether through corporate programs, employee engagement or by supplying software tools which help organizations manage their environmental footprint."

Launched in 2007, the Canada's Greenest Employers competition is organized by the editors of the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. These employers have developed exceptional earth-friendly initiatives -- and are attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership.

"From our employee engagement to our corporate programs, our collaborative efforts have generated tremendous results that set the standard for corporate Canada," added Stuart Bowden, Senior Vice President, Finance and operations for SAS Canada.

Earlier this year SAS Canada celebrated five consecutive years of double-digit growth, announcing a 10 per cent increase in 2010 software revenue over the previous year.  In response to this growth, SAS also announced that it is adding approximately 25 new positions to meet the continuing demand for its solutions.

In addition, SAS Canada has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for nine consecutive years. Most recently SAS Canada was ranked No. 3 on the 2010 Best Workplaces in Canada list. Its environmentally friendly Toronto headquarters was LEED Silver certified in 2008 and the company continues to generate public recognition for its leadership in corporate sustainability practices. SAS Canada was honoured with the Award of Excellence – energy conservation – at the 2009 Green Toronto Awards. The headquarters was also the winner of the Real Estate Excellence Award (REX) for Office Development of the Year in 2005.

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