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Johnson Controls 8.3

August 02, 2012
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Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions Appoints Ramon Genemaras as Chief Operating Officer

LONDON, UK – Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS), a leading provider of facilities, corporate real estate and energy management to many of the world’s largest companies, has appointed Ramon Genemaras to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Genemaras’ appointment ensures that the company has the global infrastructure to deliver consistent, high quality services to its customers wherever in the world they operate.

In the last three years, Johnson Controls GWS has doubled its sales and shifted from being a regional organization to one that’s aligned to five global vertical markets - technology, life sciences, industrial, financial services, and oil and gas. The company has also invested in proprietary technology to simplify its service delivery, as well as developed specific products and services for its vertical markets.

Johnson Controls GWS, Vice President and General Manager, Guy Holden, said: “This appointment reinforces our vision to be the leading provider of workplace services to the world’s major organizations. It’s strategically significant in the global development of our business, as it will bring the company’s operations and regional infrastructure under a single leader. As our market has become more global, the scale and complexity of our operations have increased. Ramon will ensure that we continue to deliver excellent services to our global customers.”

Genemaras brings a wealth of experience in international business operations. He joins Johnson Controls GWS from Tyco Security Solutions, where he was Vice President of Global Operations and was responsible for driving operational excellence across the global business. Previously, Genemaras worked at GE for 17 years in a variety of international engineering, manufacturing and operational leadership roles.

Johnson Controls GWS, Chief Operating Officer, Ramon Genemaras, said: “I am looking forward to joining the business at such an exciting time of growth and opportunity. Operational efficiency and effectiveness are vital in times of economic uncertainty. To sustain the GWS vision as a leading provider of workplace solutions, global operational performance and strategic account engagement are essential.”

About Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions

Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions is a leading provider of facilities, commercial real estate and energy management for many of the world’s largest companies. We create business advantage for our customers through tailored solutions that optimize their real estate performance and employee productivity while reducing total occupancy costs. Our 21,000 employees have delivered over $3 billion in savings for our customers over the last 10 years and ensure the business continuity of the 1.8 billion square feet of real estate that we manage in more than 75 countries.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 162,000 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.

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