Stanley Black & Decker Named A Sector Mover Within The 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index For North America

  Stanley Black & Decker Named A Sector Mover Within The 2012 Dow Jones
  Sustainability Index For North America

Business Wire

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- February 12, 2013

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK),  a diversified global provider of power
and hand tools, mechanical access solutions, healthcare solutions, electronic
security and monitoring systems, and products and services for industrial
applications, was recently named Sector Mover following selection as a
component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the
second year in a row in September of 2012, in recognition of its leadership in
economic, environmental, and social programs performance.

DJSI analysts, RobecoSAM, further identified top performers among indexed
companies in a publication released every January. Stanley Black & Decker's
2012 DJSI survey results posted the largest proportional improvement in
sustainability performance across 13 assessed companies within the Durable
Household Goods sector. As a result, the January release of KPMG's The
Sustainability Yearbook 2013 listed Stanley Black & Decker as the Sector
Mover. The company was also named a Bronze Class Sustainability Leader within
that sector in the same publication.

To review our accomplishments and all our sustainability results go to:
www.stanleyblackanddecker.com/company/sustainability.

About the DJSI

The DJSI World Index was first published in September 1999. It is based on the
largest 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index
(DJGTSMI). The DJSI World Index reviews the top 10 percent of these companies
in terms of economic, environmental, and social criteria, which equals about
300 companies. The DJSI North America Index launched in September 2005 and
reviews the top 20 percent of the 600 largest companies in the United States
and Canada.

To be selected for any index, companies must undergo a thorough analysis of
corporate-wide economic, environmental and social performance, assessing
issues such as corporate governance, risk management, customer relationship
management, product stewardship, supply chain standards and labor relations.
Dow Jones and Zurich-based Sustainable Asset Management Group release the
index annually.

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider
of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access
solutions, healthcare solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered
fastening systems, infrastructure solutions and more. Learn more at
www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.

Contact:

Stanley Black & Decker
Kate White Vanek, 860-827-3833
Vice President, Investor & Government Relations
kate.vanek@sbdinc.com
or
Stanley Black & Decker
Tim Perra, 860-826-3260
Director, Global Communications
tim.perra@sbdinc.com
 
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