News Release

Kinaxis Named One of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

Global supply chain provider recognized for strong corporate values, employee culture and growth

Ottawa, Canada, February 23, 2017Kinaxis® (TSX:KXS), provider of RapidResponse®, delivering cloud-based SCM and S&OP applications, today announced that Waterstone Human Capital named Kinaxis one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2016 in the Mid-Market category.

Companies are evaluated based on vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring, cultural alignment and measurement, retention and more. The awards, handed out annually to corporate culture leaders in the Small Cap, Mid-Market, Enterprise, and Public Sector categories recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations and CEOs for fostering cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

“At Kinaxis, we all rally around one unifying purpose; to revolutionize planning for the world’s largest organizations,” said John Sicard, Chief Executive Officer at Kinaxis. “Our success in achieving this objective is guided by a rich and rewarding culture focused on celebrating human spirit and ingenuity, and providing our customers with exceptional value and care. I couldn’t be more thrilled to see our employees recognized with such an honour."

“The story of growth and culture at Kinaxis impressed our board of governors and made this organization a winner in 2016,” said Jennifer Mondoux, Managing Director, Waterstone Human Capital and Committee Chair to the Canada’s Most Admired program. “President and CEO John Sicard, together with his Vice President of Human Resources, Megan Paterson, refocused the company’s purpose, developed an impactful set of values, including ‘Be Adventurous’ and ‘Be Real’, and launched the Spirit of Kinaxis awards. This organization is a leader in its industry with a very impressive customer base and is merely scratching the surface of its growth potential. A very well-deserved award for this Canadian, global organization.”

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About Waterstone Human Capital 

Waterstone Human Capital is a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. The Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ and Canada's Most Admired CEO™ programs (http://canadasmostadmired.com) are founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital. These national programs, annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations and CEOs for fostering cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Program winners will be celebrated at the annual Canada's Most Admired Summit and Gala, to be held on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto (100 Front St W).

About Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ 

This national program, now in its 12th year, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Forty winners are annually chosen across four categories; three are based on revenue (growth and small cap, mid-market and enterprise) and one not-for-profit category (broader public sector). Organization's submissions are scored on 6 categories: vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention, rewards and recognition, organizational performance and corporate social responsibility. The Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ program creates a benchmark of success for all those who are nominated.

About Kinaxis Inc.

Offering the industry’s only concurrent planning solution, Kinaxis is helping organizations around the world revolutionize their supply chain planning. Kinaxis RapidResponse, our cloud-based supply chain management software, connects your data, processes and people into a single harmonious environment. With a consolidated view of the entire supply chain, you can plan expected performance, monitor progress and respond to disconnects when reality hits. RapidResponse lets you know sooner and act faster, leading to reduced decision latency, and improved operational and financial performance. We can prove it. From implementation to expansion, we’re here to help our customers with every step of their supply chain journey. 

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