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Corporate Responsibility Magazine Ranks Johnson Controls 14th in 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

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MILWAUKEE--April 12, 2013: Johnson Controls today announced its 14th-place ranking in Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine's 14th annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens List." The company ranked 14th based on its performance in seven key areas: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy.

"The credit for this honor from Corporate Social Responsibility Magazine goes to our 170,000 employees across the globe who live the values of responsibility and good citizenship everyday," said Stephen A. Roell, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Controls.  "Our company's core values embrace caring and respecting the communities where we live and work."

"We are pleased to honor the companies on this year's Best List, as they represent a tried and true standard of transparency within the Russell 1000," said Dirk Olin, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, CR Magazine. "Across environmental, economic, and social values, these firms continue to set the bar high for organizations in the United States."

"The publication of CR Magazine's 14th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, shines a spotlight on companies with a strong commitment to transparency and responsible practices," added Elliot Clark, CEO of CR Magazine. "Each year we are pleased to witness the growing commitment by corporations in an effort to improve their performance."

The "100 Best Corporate Citizens List" was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CR Magazine since 2007. To compile the list, every company in the Russell 1000, the highest ranked stocks in the Russell 3000 Index of publicly held U.S. companies, is ranked according to 298 data points. The methodology for generating the list is governed by a Ratings and Rankings Committee of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA).