Johnson Controls Named One of 'World's Most Ethical Companies' for Seventh Consecutive Year

  Johnson Controls Named One of 'World's Most Ethical Companies' for Seventh
                               Consecutive Year

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, March 6, 2013

MILWAUKEE, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Johnson Controls, a global
diversified company in the building and automotive industries, has been named
one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for the seventh consecutive year
by the Ethisphere Institute. Ethisphere is dedicated to the creation,
advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social
responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

"Johnson Controls is honored to be named one of the world's most ethical
companies. This recognition is a tribute to our 170,000 employees around the
world, recognizing their commitment to customer satisfaction, sustainability
and integrity," said Jerry Okarma, vice president, secretary and general
counsel for Johnson Controls.

This is the seventh year Ethisphere has published its rankings.A record
number of nominations and applications this year is evidence of both the
"World's Most Ethical Companies" growing recognition by various stakeholder
groups and companies' desire to be recognized for their integrity standards
and ethical cultures. The 2013 list is the largest list since the award's
inception in 2007.

"Not only did more companies apply for the "World's Most Ethical Companies"
recognition this year than any year in the past, which demonstrates that
ethical activity is an important part of many of these companies' business
models, but we are also seeing more companies be proactive and create new
initiatives that expand ethics programs and cultures across entire industries,
such as industry-based ethics associations and other activities," said Alex
Brigham, executive director of Ethisphere. "We are excited to see the 2013
"World's Most Ethical Companies" take these leadership positions, and embrace
the correlation between ethical behavior and improved financial performance."

Through in-depth research and a multi-step analysis, Ethisphere reviewed
nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. The
methodology for the "World's Most Ethical Companies" includes reviewing codes
of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the
investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at
activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations
from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.

Read about the methodology and view the complete list of the 2013 "World's
Most Ethical Companies" at www.ethisphere.com/wme.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader
serving customers inmore than150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create
quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational
efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced
batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for
automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885,
with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth
strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value
to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2012, Corporate
Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #5 company in its
annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please
visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

About Ethisphere Institute

The research-based Ethisphere® Institute is a leading international think-tank
dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in
business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and
sustainability. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized
World's Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly publication of the
Institute. Ethisphere provides the only third-party verifications of
compliance programs and ethical cultures that include: Ethics Inside®
Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program
Verification. More information on the Ethisphere Institute, including ranking
projects and membership, can be found at http://www.ethisphere.com.

         Fraser Engerman
CONTACT: (414) 524-2733
         fraser.engerman@jci.com

SOURCE Johnson Controls, Inc.

Website: http://www.johnsoncontrols.com
 
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