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Sapient Returns to Canada's Top 100 Employers List.

Company Recognized for Industry-Leading Benefits and Corporate Citizenship

TORONTO -- Sapient Canada, a subsidiary of Sapient Corporation (NASDAQ: SAPE), today announced that for the second consecutive year it has been selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by MediaCorp Canada, the nation's largest publisher of employment guides and periodicals. Sapient was specifically recognized for its industry leadership, extensive benefits, and corporate stewardship. This MediaCorp recognition builds on Sapient's third consecutive ranking in the Globe and Mail's "Best Workplaces in Canada" list, which is published earlier in the year.

Heralded by various media outlets as "one of the most prestigious lists in Canadian business," "the industry standard," "a badge of honour for firms" and "a catalogue of best practices," Canada's Top 100 Employers list marks the culmination of a national competition to determine which organizations lead their industries in offering exceptional workplace environments and career growth opportunities. The list was unveiled last week in Maclean's, Canada's largest weekly news magazine, and has also been published in the popular job-search engine

Sapient Canada was selected from more than 2,000 companies that were reviewed as part of this year's competition. According to MediaCorp, Sapient's reasons for selection include:

* Industry-leading maternity and adoptive leave "top-up" payments for new parents of up to 100% for 17 weeks

* Four weeks paid vacation after only three years on the job

* Its corporate citizenship efforts, which include completely redesigning the website for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, free of charge

* Subsidized tuition fees for courses at outside institutions

"We are extremely proud to continue earning this kind of prestigious recognition for our unique workplace culture, benefits and values," said Brad Simms, vice president, Sapient Canada. "Being named one of Canada's top 100 employers builds on an already standout year, where we have experienced strong revenue growth and added key executive leadership to our marketing and consulting practices."

Selection Process

Organizations are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using eight criteria: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

Across Canada, and in industries such as financial services, energy and the public sector, Sapient counts some of the country's leading brands as clients, including CANFAR, CIBC, Enbridge Gas Distribution, Filogix Limited Partnership, RBC Financial Group and Scotiabank.

About Sapient

Sapient, a global services firm, operates two groups--Sapient Interactive and Sapient Consulting--that help clients compete, evolve and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. Sapient Interactive provides brand and marketing strategy, award-winning creative work, web design and development and emerging media expertise. Sapient Consulting provides business and IT strategy, process and systems design, package implementation and custom development, as well as outsourcing services such as testing, maintenance and support.

Sapient's passion for client success--evidenced by its ability to foster collaboration, drive innovation and solve challenging problems--is the subject of case studies on leadership and organizational behavior used by MBA students at both Harvard and Yale. Leading clients, including BP, Essent Energie, Hilton International, Janus, Sony Electronics and Verizon, rely on the company's unique approach to drive growth and market momentum. Headquartered in Boston, Sapient operates across North America, Europe and India. For more information, please visit

Sapient is a registered service mark of Sapient Corporation.
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