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Herman Miller, Inc., Receives Perfect Score for Fourth Consecutive Year in Corporate Equality Index Ranking

January 27, 2011

Herman Miller has received the top rating for a fourth consecutive year in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's eighth annual Corporate Equality Index. This year, 337 companies were awarded this distinction for their employment policies and practices that include LGBT workers and their families. The "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" distinction is awarded to businesses that scored 100% on the HRC Foundation's 2011 Corporate Equality Index, the primary method for businesses to benchmark and evaluate their policies, practices and diversity efforts relating to LGBT workers. The index evaluates non-discrimination policies, benefits, diversity training and other internal resources for LGBT workers, as well as external support for the LGBT community.

"With the amount of time people spend at work, having strong protections on the job make a real difference in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "By mandating equal opportunity in hiring, ensuring equal compensation through medical and family benefits, and promoting inclusive and equal workplaces for LGBT employees, these companies are a model for other employers and federal and state governments."

About Herman Miller
Herman Miller works for a better world around you by designing and developing award-winning furniture and related services and technologies that improve your environment, whether it's an office, hospital, school, home, an entire building, or the world at large. In fiscal 2010, the company generated $1.3 billion in revenue. More than 100 years of innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2010, the company was again cited by FORTUNE as both the "Most Admired" in its industry and among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, while FastCompany named Herman Miller among its 2010 "Innovation All-Stars." Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.

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