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Quest Diagnostics Is Named 'Best Employer For Healthy Lifestyles'
Date:5/13/2008

Company's "Biggest Loser" Bill Germanakos to Deliver NBGH Keynote Address

MADISON, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, announced today that the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), an association of more than 300 large U.S. employers, has presented its 2008 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Gold Award to the company for its HealthyQuest employee wellness program. In its second consecutive year as Gold Award recipient, Quest Diagnostics is one of only seven companies to have received the NBGH Healthy Lifestyles awards in the four years the awards have been given. The company was honored with the Silver Award in 2006 and 2005.

Bill Germanakos, director of Employer Wellness Initiatives at Quest Diagnostics will deliver a keynote address at today's NBGH awards ceremony. Mr. Germanakos was last season's winner on the NBC television program The Biggest Loser(R). He lost 164 pounds -- or 49.1 percent of his body weight -- in 34 weeks, dramatically improving his health. In his keynote address, Germanakos will talk about the events that led to his participation in the show, and the profound impact becoming "The Biggest Loser" has had on his health.

"We are very pleased to honor Quest Diagnostics for their innovation and commitment to providing lifestyle improvement programs designed to encourage healthier lifestyles for their employees," said Helen Darling, president of NBGH. "Quest Diagnostics and its management team should be proud of both their initiatives and ongoing support of helping employees to choose a healthier way of life."

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