21.10.03

21.10.2003: Meldung: Herman Miller tabbed as Top Ten Michigan Company

Herman Miller has achieved "Most Valuable Player" recognition in the first-ever Michigan Women""s Leadership Index, announced today during a Women""s Leadership Forum event at Detroit""s Max Fisher Music Center in Orchestra Hall.

The Index, developed by the Women""s Leadership Forum and researched by the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan, examined the percentage of women officers and board directors at the 100 largest, publicly held companies in the state. Herman Miller scored among the Top Ten on the list, and was the only company in its industry to earn the "Most Valuable Player" designation.

"We salute the 10 Michigan companies where women""s leadership is clearly valued at the top," said Terry Barclay, president and CEO of the Women""s Leadership Forum, in announcing the results.

Herman Miller""s highest-ranking woman officer, CFO Beth Nickels, noted that the company benefits from a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds. "Diverse perspectives are critical to the sustained success of any organization," she said. "Women and men, visionaries and implementers, artists, engineers and ""bean counters"" -- all have a critical role in contributing to a rich and vital corporate community. It""s this embedded cultural respect for every human being""s unique gifts and talents that has proven the cornerstone of Herman Miller""s success."

Herman Miller creates great places to work by researching, designing, manufacturing, and distributing innovative interior furnishings that support companies, organizations, and individuals all over the world. The company""s award-winning products, complemented by furniture-management and strategic consulting services, generated $1.34 billion in revenue during fiscal 2003. Herman Miller is widely recognized both for its innovative products and business practices, including the use of industry-leading, customer-focused technology. In 2003 Herman Miller was ranked in the top 50 "most innovative corporate users of information technology" by Information Week, and again included in Business Ethics magazine""s "100 Best Corporate Citizens." The company trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol MLHR. For additional information about the company visit http://www.hermanmiller.com/
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