Johnson Controls acquires LED lighting specialist National Energy Services

Date Announced: 05 Mar 2010

Johnson Controls, Inc., (NYSE: JCI), the global industrial leader in providing energy efficient and sustainable products, services and solutions, has announced the acquisition of National Energy Services (NES), a lighting services company headquartered in Roswell, Ga. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The acquisition expands Johnson Controls lighting services beyond the school, healthcare and government markets it currently serves as NES provides lighting upgrade and maintenance solutions largely for retail, commercial, and industrial customers. Johnson Controls also will provide effective turnkey distribution and installation of those services for customers across market segments.

"NES and its experienced team of employees bring a broad range of innovative lighting design, retrofit and maintenance solutions to Johnson Controls. Their offerings complement ours and are advantageous for building owners interested in lowering energy and operating costs," said Bruno Biasiotta, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Energy Solutions, Americas. "By adding lighting to our service delivery capabilities, Johnson Controls will self-perform most energy efficiency improvements for our customers. This decision will enable Johnson Controls to maximize the efficient delivery of these services and optimize overall savings from each project.

Energy efficiency in lighting is achieved through technologies like higher efficiency fluorescent lamps and ballasts, occupancy sensors, lighting controls and light emitting diodes or LEDs. These technologies provide improved lighting quality and consistency while reducing a building's carbon footprint.

"We are proud to join Johnson Controls, a market leader with a longstanding history in the energy efficiency industry," said Reg Cook, president, National Energy Service. "We are committed to delivering value to customers through a turnkey approach for lighting upgrade solutions."

About National Energy Services

Building upon 15 years of general contracting and aerospace experience, NES founders started the company in 1994 with the goal of delivering value to customers via lighting efficiency solutions, including lighting upgrade/retrofits, maintenance services and remodel and rollout programs. Since that time NES has continued to grow its service offerings as well as reach into many customer market segments; always with attention to meeting their customer's needs and adding value.

About Johnson Controls, Inc.

Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of 130,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings. Our commitment to sustainability drives our environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in our workplaces and communities, and the products and services we provide to customers. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/.

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