Services target global real estate businesses.

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Global WorkPlace Solutions bring together range of expert capabilities that enable organizations to plan, source, configure, construct, operate, and renew workplaces needed to meet continually changing business needs. Capabilities span 8 core offerings, including real estate, projects, facilities, energy, workspace, technologies, infrastructure, and consulting.

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Johnson Controls Launches Global WorkPlace Solutions

MILWAUKEE, March 23 / -- Johnson Controls, Inc. has unveiled a new, industry-defining business model for its global real estate and facilities management business.

Johnson Controls' Global WorkPlace Solutions has been created to fulfill increasing demands from global businesses for a single supplier who can deliver end-to-end, integrated corporate workplace services, on-demand, wherever and whenever they want them in the world.

"We are transforming our business to create a truly Global WorkPlace Solutions offer that can support the world's major organizations throughout the complete real estate lifecycle globally," said Guy Holden, vice president & general manager, Global WorkPlace Solutions, Johnson Controls Inc. "We have developed this model because we know it is what our corporate customers need and demand based on the 1.3 billion square feet we currently handle for them globally. We are committed to investing in our future to ensure that every part of our offer is industry leading."

Holden leads a global team to ensure consistent, high level quality and integrity in operations across its three global regions: the Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia.

"This new business model addresses the demand from global corporations for a reliable supplier who can deliver consistent solutions to support their employees and processes in all their working environments anywhere in the world," said Ed McLaughlin, president, Global WorkPlace Solutions - Americas. "We are following a planned strategy to continually improve our offer to these customers by extending our capabilities and professional services to achieve this vision."

Johnson Controls' new offering brings together a range of expert capabilities that enable organizations to plan, source, configure, construct, operate and renew the workplaces needed to meet their continually changing business needs. These capabilities span eight core offerings:

-- Real Estate - strategic advisory, asset management and transaction management services to optimize real estate portfolio performance
-- Projects - project and program management for new build, refurbishment, critical services, relocations and moves
-- Facilities - designing, procuring and managing the complete scope of integrated WorkPlace support services
-- Energy - energy management and sustainability solutions for improved triple bottom line results
-- Workspace - improving workspace utilization to create improved efficiency and productivity with reduced cost of occupancy
-- Technologies - information technologies for corporate real estate customers to efficiently manage location information, transactions, projects and performance measurements
-- Infrastructure - creating intelligent buildings by maximizing the integration of building systems and technology infrastructure such as building management, security access and fire detection
-- Consulting - consultancy across all aspects of workplace strategy and operations

"Global WorkPlace Solutions represents our ability to now create better shareholder value for our customers by integrating our offerings where appropriate, and in so doing, significantly improving the performance of their workplace assets," said Rick Bertasi, vice president & general manager, Global WorkPlace Solutions - EMEA.

"Our new global offering provides greater clarity to the market and is a clear statement on our future direction," added Julian Harnor, vice president, Global WorkPlace Solutions - Asia. "The integrated approach is already delivering strong benefits for world-leading corporations who are keen to embrace the opportunities for business improvement created through our stakeholder value model."

The business is active in the following market sectors:
-- Technology
-- Life Sciences
-- Retail
-- Energy and Petrochemical
-- Commercial
-- Financial
-- Industrial and Manufacturing

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is the world's largest global real estate and facilities management business offering a single-source for real estate portfolio management, design and project management, strategic consulting, energy and facilities management services. With more than 11,500 employees located in 350 locations across over 50 countries, serving real estate portfolios and managing facilities of approximately 1.3 billion square feet, Johnson Controls was recently named one of the Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).

Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive experience, building efficiency and power solutions. The company provides innovative automotive interiors that help make driving more comfortable, safe and enjoyable. For buildings, it offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security. Johnson Controls also provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and service expertise. Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) has 136,000 employees in more than 1,000 locations serving customers in 125 countries. Founded in 1885, the company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its sales for 2006 fiscal year totaled $32.2 billion. For additional information, please visit .

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