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Johnson Controls Increases Disaster Relief Assistance to China

Submitted by: Johnson Controls, Inc.

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: May 30, 2008 – 09:48 AM EST

 

Scope of devastation and employee response result in $1.4 million in support

May 30 /CSRwire/ - MILWAUKEE, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As the scope of the devastation in China has become known, Johnson Controls has increased its original donation to the Red Cross Society of China from $500,000 to $1 million for disaster relief efforts. In addition, Johnson Controls' employees located in China have contributed over $300,000 and Johnson Controls' Joint Ventures have contributed $130,000 to the disaster relief efforts as well.

"This disaster has struck a personal chord with our employees, who have made significant personal and financial commitments to help the people of China," said Stephen A. Roell, Chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls. "We all feel a deep sense of responsibility to give more and support the emergency responders who are working tirelessly to save lives and prevent further loss."

Along with providing financial assistance, Johnson Controls is also donating numerous Optima batteries and tents to aid in the disaster response efforts. In total, Johnson Controls, its employees and its joint ventures have donated over $1.4 million (RMB 10 million) in financial support.

Johnson Controls has approximately 15,000 employees in China. To date,the earthquake has not directly impacted its facilities.

Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of 140,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings. Our commitment to sustainability drives our environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in our workplaces and communities, and the products and services we provide to customers. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/.

For more information, please contact:

Monica Levy Johnson Controls
Phone: +1-414-524-2695

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