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Owens Corning Earns Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index for Ninth Consecutive Year

   Owens Corning Earns Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index for Ninth
                               Consecutive Year

PR Newswire

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 15, 2012

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today
announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2013
Corporate Equality Index (CEI) published by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Foundation, a civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.

Owens Corning has achieved a 100-percent CEI rating every year since 2004.

The 2013 CEI rated 889 companies, including all Fortune® 500 companies, on a
scale of 0 to 100 percent relative to 40 specific policies and practices.

Owens Corning was one of a record of 252 companies to achieve a perfect CEI
score. To achieve a perfect score and the distinction as one of the "Best
Places to Work for LGBT Equality," companies must have fully-inclusive equal
employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits,
demonstrate organizational LGBT competency and a public commitment to
equality, and exercise responsible citizenship.

"Owens Corning is honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for a
ninth consecutive year as one of the best places to work for LGBT equality,"
said Frank O'Brien-Bernini, Owens Corning vice president and Chief
Sustainability Officer, and executive sponsor of the company's Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, Transgender and Advocates (GLBTA) affinity group.

"Embracing diversity and inclusion provides a competitive advantage by
creating an environment where the most outstanding talent in the world feels
welcomed, respected and valued for their contributions," O'Brien-Bernini
added. "This enables Owens Corning and our customers to take full advantage
of the collective experience and perspective that our employees possess."

Owens Corning has demonstrated a commitment to maintaining a diverse and
inclusive workplace. The company operates six employee-led affinity groups
that work to advance the company's commitment to inclusiveness. These
affinity groups, which include the African American Resource Group;
Connections; GLBTA; Hispanic Diversity Council; Owens Corning Multicultural
Network; and Women's Information Network, develop programs and activities
focused on fostering employee engagement, business impact and community
connections.

The 2013 CEI saw the largest growth in the survey's history with 54 new
businesses opting in. The number of employers officially rated in the CEI has
increased from 319 in 2002, to 688 this year, a jump of 116 percent.

For further information on the 2013 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a
free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and
commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered
materials for composite systems. A Fortune® 500 Company for 58 consecutive
years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering
solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Celebrating its 75^th
anniversary in 2013, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of
glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.3 billion in 2011 and about 15,000
employees in 28 countries on five continents. Additional information is
available at www.owenscorning.com.

SOURCE Owens Corning

Website: http://www.owenscorning.com
Contact: Matt Schroder, +1-419-248-8987
 
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