T-Mobile Honored as One of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies”

Fifth Consecutive Year of Ethical Leadership Across 36 Industries and More than 100 Countries

Bellevue, Wash. — Mar. 6, 2013

T-Mobile USA, Inc. was today recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies, which marks the fifth consecutive year that T-Mobile has received this distinction. Out of a record number of nominations for the award, T-Mobile secured a hard-earned spot on the list by continuing to implement and maintain ethical business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to the company’s success, raising the standard for the industry.

 

“At T-Mobile, our values guide and drive our actions,” said Dave Miller, Chief Legal Officer, T-Mobile USA. “This recognition – for the fifth consecutive year – as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies validates our constant focus on integrity and on the T-Mobile values that guide us and resonate in everything we do.”

 

Through in-depth research and a multi-step analysis, Ethisphere reviewed nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. The methodology for the World’s Most Ethical Companies includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.

 

“T-Mobile continues to set the bar within its industry for a number of its ethics and compliance programs,” said Alex Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute. “As more companies each year strive for recognition, T-Mobile returns to World’s Most Ethical 2013 by demonstrating its strong commitment to ethical practices and integrity.”

 

Read about the methodology and view the complete list of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies at http://ethisphere.com/


About T-Mobile USA 

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY).  By the end of the fourth quarter of 2012, approximately 132.3 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.4 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42.  T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most.  Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. 

 

In order to provide comparability with the results of other US wireless carriers, all financial amounts are in US dollars and are based on accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”).  T-Mobile USA results are included in the consolidated results of Deutsche Telekom, but differ from the information contained herein as, among other things, Deutsche Telekom reports financial results in Euros and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

 

For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com

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