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Ultimate Software’s Vivian Maza Named One of the Top HR Executives in the U.S.

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that Ultimate’s Chief People Officer, Vivian Maza, was named to HR Executive (HRE) magazine’s HR Honor Roll as a finalist for the publication’s HR Executive of the Year award. Maza and three other finalists across the nation were honored at the 29th annual HR Executive of the Year awards dinner held at Boston University on October 26.

The HR Executive of the Year and HR Honor Roll awards are presented each year to the individuals in the human resources profession who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary vision, strategy, direction, and leadership in their respective organizations. A prestigious panel of judges—including previous award winners, thought leaders, and HRE’s editor—select the winners from a field of top candidates. The 2017 HR Executive of the Year award went to Lisa M. Buckingham, chief human resources officer at Lincoln Financial Group, an Ultimate customer.

“We know Viv is an extraordinary HR leader, and we’re excited to see her work being acknowledged outside of Ultimate’s four walls. Our culture and our business wouldn’t be where it is today without all of Viv’s hard work throughout our 27-year history,” said Scott Scherr, CEO, president, and founder of Ultimate. “We also want to congratulate Lisa Buckingham for her leadership at Lincoln Financial Group, and in the HR industry. Being an outstanding HR executive requires intellect, hard work, and a true dedication to people.”

“I am extremely humbled to receive this recognition,” said Maza. “This is an honor I wholeheartedly share with all of our employees—our 4,000-strong team of committed individuals at Ultimate, all working together every day to serve our customers, our community, and one another. Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to be able to do something that I’m passionate about and that I love every day. It’s a true privilege to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many, and it’s one that I accept with the utmost gratitude and pride.”

HRE presented its first HR Executive of the Year award in 1989. Since that time, 28 other HR professionals have been honored with this top award, and 94 HR Honor Roll recipients have been recognized for their outstanding contributions throughout the field, including this year’s winners.

About Ultimate Software

Ultimate is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, with more than 35 million people records in the cloud. Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management solutions that connect people with the information they need to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, Ultimate is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 4,000 professionals. In 2017, Fortune ranked Ultimate #7 on its prestigious 100 Best Companies to Work For list; #1 on its 10 Best Large Workplaces in Technology; and #2 on its 100 Best Workplaces for Women. Also in 2017, Ultimate ranked #7 on Forbes’ 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies and #2 on People’s 50 Companies That Care; the National Customer Service Association named Ultimate the top Service Organization of the Year in the Large-Business category; Gartner positioned Ultimate a “Leader” in its Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for Midmarket and Large Enterprises; and Nucleus Research named Ultimate a “Leader” in its HCM Technology Value Matrix. Ultimate has more than 4,000 customers with employees in 160 countries, including Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Feeding America, Major League Baseball, Red Roof Inn, SUBWAY, Texas Roadhouse, and Yamaha Corporation of America. More information on Ultimate’s products and services for people management can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.

UltiPro is a registered trademark of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

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