Johnson & Johnson Enters Agreement to be Official Healthcare Partner of the USO

 Johnson & Johnson Enters Agreement to be Official Healthcare Partner of the
                                     USO

Alex Gorsky Joins Former President George W. Bush at Grand Opening Ceremony of
the USO Warrior and Family Center at Bethesda

PR Newswire

BETHESDA, Md., April 1, 2014

BETHESDA, Md., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)
announced it has entered a multi-year agreement to be the Official Healthcare
Partner of the USO. The announcement was made today during a ceremony to mark
the opening of the USO's Warrior and Family Center at Bethesda, located on the
campus of Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home of Walter Reed National
Military Medical Center.

Caring for the world one person at a time . . . inspires and unites the people
of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative
ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.

"Johnson & Johnson is committed to improving the health and wellness of our
servicemen and women and their families, and this unique facility will enable
our soldiers to rehabilitate while surrounded by their loved ones," said Alex
Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. "The direct
support our heroes will receive here will have a very positive impact on their
recovery and the health of the entire family in the long-term."

The Warrior and Family Center will serve as a getaway from hospital living for
healing heroes being treated at Walter Reed, and their families. The Center
will be critical to the healing process by promoting physical health and
recreation, family strengthening, positive behavioral health, education,
employment, and community reintegration. In a private ceremony yesterday, Mr.
Gorsky joined former President George W. Bush and other dignitaries for the
formal dedication of the Center to Prescott S. Bush, who chaired the USO
National Campaign during World War II.

"As a private non-profit, we know that all we do for our troops and their
families would not be possible without the generosity of millions of caring
Americans and the dedication of a special group of corporate partners. Today,
we are proud to add Johnson & Johnson to this very special group", said Brig
Gen (ret) John I. Pray, Jr., USO President and CEO. "Johnson & Johnson
clearly recognizes all that our troops and their families do to protect the
freedoms we enjoy daily and they have joined us to show our deep appreciation
for their service. Johnson & Johnson's support of this new center and a
variety of critical programs will help build the hope, confidence and
resiliency our healing heroes and their families and caregivers need to
sustain them during what can be a very lengthy journey of recovery."

With more than 21-million military veterans living in the United States today,
more than 200,000 additional soldiers coming home in the next year, and many
more returning over the next several years, this is an important chapter in
American history. There is a pressing need to serve those who have served us
by ensuring they have a safe and healthy transition from military to civilian
life.

Over the course of the partnership, Johnson & Johnson will support and sponsor
USO programs that will offer direct aid, comfort and support to transitioning
troops and their families. Working with the USO, Johnson & Johnson will
provide a combination of in-kind donations to soldiers and their families,
including new and soon-to-be military moms who may be far away from friends
and family, as well as support programming for the caregivers who play an
integral role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of those who have served
and their families.

"As the world's largest and most diversified healthcare company, the values we
share with the USO make this a natural partnership, and one that we expect
will help to better the lives of those who have served our country," said Mr.
Gorsky.

About Johnson & Johnson
Caring for the world one person at a time inspires and unites the people of
Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative
ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.
Our approximately 128,000 employees at more than 275 Johnson & Johnson
operating companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of
over a billion people throughout the world every day.

About USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families millions of
times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home
through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top
quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide
critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops,
military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition  and families of the
fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government
agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people,
support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and
staff. To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO,
please visit uso.org.

Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Johnson

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Contact: Johnson & Johnson Press Contacts: Ernie Knewitz, (732) 524-6623,
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Press Contact: Kenya Friend-Daniel, (703) 908-6491
 
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