Johnson Controls affirms its commitment to employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve

 Johnson Controls affirms its commitment to employees serving in the National
                              Guard and Reserve

Company signs Statement Of Support to ESGR

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 11, 2013

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Johnson Controls, a global
diversified multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the
automotive and building industries, is getting behind the men and women who
serve in the National Guard and Reserve by signing the statement of support
for the Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

In a ceremony held today honoring veterans at the company's headquarters in
Milwaukee, Alex Molinaroli, chief executive officer of Johnson Controls,
signed the document which affirms the company's support for its employees who
put on the uniforms of the Guard and Reserve.

"Johnson Controls recognizes the sacrifice our employees and their families
make when they join the Guard and Reserve and we are committed to help them
succeed in their careers as civilians and members of our armed forces," said

By signing the statement of support, Johnson Controls pledges to provide its
supervisors with the tools needed to manage employees who serve in the Guard
and Reserve and to encourage opportunities to employ members of the Guard and
Reserve as well as veterans.

Employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the Guard
and Reserve," said Paul Mock, national chairman of the ESGR. "Thanks to
support from companies like Johnson Controls, the men and women of the Guard
and Reserve are able to help protect and defend this great nation."

Additionally, Johnson Controls has once again been named a top employer for
hiring veterans by GI Jobs Magazine.

Helping the company to be a veteran's employer of choice is the Johnson
Controls Veterans Engagement Team (VET), made of up employees who are
advocating on behalf of veterans and military members and their families.
VET was formally recognized and chartered by the company in

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader
serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 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 2013, Corporate
Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its
annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please

About ESGR

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense Office
established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and
Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding
support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between
service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the
employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective
and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

         Fraser Engerman

CONTACT: (414) 524-2733

SOURCE Johnson Controls
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