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Herman Miller Again Tops Contract Furniture Industry in FORTUNE's 'Most Admired' Companies Survey

March 03, 2011

For the 23rd time in 25 years, Herman Miller, Inc. was the highest ranking furniture manufacturer in a survey among the executives and board members of peer companies and independent industry analysts, as published in FORTUNE magazine's annual "Most Admired" companies feature.

Taking 2nd overall in the expanded, 14 company category of 'Home Equipment, Furnishings,' Herman Miller received the #1 ranking in five of the nine attributes surveyed. These included Innovation, People Management, Use of Corporate Assets, Social Responsibility, and Quality of Products and Services.

FORTUNE characterizes the annual listing as "the definitive report card on corporate reputations." To compile the Most Admired list, FORTUNE enlisted the help of the Hay Group, which sorted the FORTUNE 1,000 and the top 400 non-U.S. companies into distinct industry lists, each containing at least the 15 largest companies. Representatives from a total of 673 companies from 32 countries were then surveyed, along with their respective industry analysts and other third party experts.

The complete "Most Admired" industry rankings are included in the publication's March 21, 2011 issue.

About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you—with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.3 billion in revenue in fiscal 2010. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Council (HRC) Foundation's top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.

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