Wright State University Receives $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education from National Office Furniture

  Wright State University Receives $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education
  from National Office Furniture

Company Also Supporting Sustainability in Education with Green Apple Day of
Service Energy Audit

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Business Wire

JASPER, Ind. -- October 23, 2012

National Office Furniture, a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: KBALB), is pleased to announce Wright State University in Dayton,
Ohio, as its fourth Gift of Inspiration for Education winner which includes a
$25,000 cash gift. National started the Gift of Inspiration program in 2009
and has donated $160,000 since the program’s inception.

National presents the "Big Check" to Wright State University staff and
students. (Photo: Business Wi ...

National presents the "Big Check" to Wright State University staff and
students. (Photo: Business Wire)

$25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education Winner, Wright State University
Wright State University is National’s fourth Gift of Inspiration for Education
winner. The university plans to use the funds to boost sustainability efforts
and programs on campus. They will leverage the money by issuing “challenges”
for matching funds for the Office of Sustainability. The funds will be used
for projects such as expanding the campus food gardens, recycling programs,
community service learning tutoring programs in urban schools and more.

“This Gift of Inspiration from National Office Furniture is a wonderful model
of corporate giving. Humbly, we promise to put the gift to good use,” said
David R. Hopkins, President, Wright State University.

“We continue to be impressed and inspired by the vision, passion and
resourcefulness that students exhibit. We’re very proud to support Wright
State’s students and sustainability initiatives with the Gift of Inspiration.
We know the students will turn today’s gift into a long lasting positive
impact on the environment, campus and community,” said Kevin McCoy, General
Manager, National Office Furniture, Vice President, Kimball International.

In addition, the company is supporting sustainability in education by an
energy audit at an area high school as part of the Green Apple Day of Service
program. Some of National’s resident sustainability experts have volunteered
to team up with Jasper High School in Indiana to gather performance metrics on
the building to conduct an ASHRAE Level 1 energy audit. National will then
assist in analyzing the data as well as provide recommendations on reducing
energy usage and creating efficiencies. The Green Apple Day of Service is a
nationwide program sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council to engage
communities and businesses in creating healthier, more sustainable schools.

Gift of Inspiration Program Continues, 4^th Annual Gift for Healthcare
The 4^th Annual Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare Environments allows
healthcare organizations to register to win $25,000 from the office furniture
manufacturer. Healthcare organizations can enter now through February 28,
2013, simply by registering at www.NationalOfficeFurniture.com/Healthcare and
be automatically entered to win. No purchase is necessary.

About the Gift of Inspiration Program
Drawing upon knowledge from serving key customer markets of education and
healthcare, National Office Furniture started its Gift of Inspiration program
in 2009 to enable opportunities for educators and healthcare providers to
enrich lives and communities. National wanted to do its part in supporting
educators, students, caregivers, and care recipients with a chance to provide
inspirational, meaningful programs, especially as funding for these important
initiatives has been challenged in recent years. National’s program allows the
company to give back to these markets with financial gifts that may be used
for technology needs, scholarships, enrichment and development programs, or
facility enhancements. National has awarded seven Gifts of Inspiration to
education and healthcare organizations totaling $160,000 in donations since
the program’s inception.

Previous Gift of Inspiration winners include (learn more at our Giving Back

  *2012: $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare: Howard Phillips Center
    for Children & Families, Orlando, Florida.
  *2011: $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education: Brandeis University,
    Waltham, Massachusetts.
  *2011: $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare: Good Samaritan Hospitals
    and Clinics, Corvallis, Oregon.
  *2010: $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education: Hill College of
    Hillsboro, Texas.
  *2010: $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare: University of Wisconsin
    Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin.
  *2009: $10,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education: Southwest Middle School
    of Savannah, Georgia.

About Green Apple:
Green Apple is an initiative of the Center for Green Schools at U. S. Green
Building Council to put all children in schools where they have clean and
healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where
they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future. At the Center for Green
Schools, we know how to create high performing schools that save hundreds of
thousands of dollars and provide safer learning environments for our children.
But we can’t do it alone. Visit: www.mygreenapple.org

About National Office Furniture:
National Office Furniture, a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: KBALB), is a Jasper, Indiana-based manufacturer of high-quality
office furnishings. Since 1980, National has built a reputation for excellence
with stylish furniture of exceptional value; a dedication to personalized
service; product designs that reflect a passion for the user’s comfort and
productivity; and a commitment to environmental responsibility. For more
information about National and its products, visit:

About Kimball International:
Recognized with a reputation for excellence, Kimball International is
committed to a high performance culture that values personal and
organizational commitment to quality, reliability, value, speed, and ethical
behavior. Kimball employees know they are part of a corporate culture that
builds success for Customers while enabling employees to share in the
Company’s success through personal, professional and financial growth.

Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) provides a variety of products
from its two business segments: the Electronic Manufacturing Services segment
and the Furniture segment. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment
provides engineering and manufacturing services which utilize common
production and support capabilities to a variety of industries globally. The
Furniture segment provides furniture for the office and hospitality
industries, sold under the Company’s family of brand names. To learn more
about Kimball International, Inc., visit the Company’s website on the Internet
at: www.kimball.com

                 “Kimball International … We Build Success!”

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