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Herman Miller Sells Corporately-Owned Workplace Resource-Montreal to OBI Environments

March 3, 2014

Herman Miller Inc., has announced that it will sell its corporately-owned dealership Workplace Resource Montreal to OBI Environments (OBI), formerly known as Ottawa Business Interiors, and is expected to complete the sale on March 1, 2014.

“We have a tremendous contract distribution channel and have enjoyed a long presence in the Montreal market. The opportunity of working more closely with OBI in these markets presents a tremendous opportunity to build-upon our strong base and to serve additional customers,” said Curt Pullen, Herman Miller’s President of North America. “We’re excited to have a dealer with such an outstanding reputation expand into this market. Together, Herman Miller and OBI will continue to provide inspiring, high performance spaces that will deliver tremendous value to our customers in Quebec.”

OBI is the oldest privately-owned Herman Miller dealer in Canada, and offers a comprehensive range of products and services for the office, healthcare, government, higher education, hospitality, and small business markets. OBI was founded in 1974 by Michael LeClair, and is managed today by Chris LeClair. The LeClairs have earned an outstanding reputation in the community for their extensive offering of products and services, including in-house design, project management, and installation as well as highly specialized training in the healthcare industry.

“We are extremely excited to expand our operations in the Montreal market, it is an important step towards growing our company and delivering increased service and support to our diverse client base,” said Chris LeClair, OBI’s President. “With 40 years' of experience providing exceptional customer service and an outstanding team who share a deep passion for design, quality, and community involvement, we are eager to surpass customers’ expectations. The new office will be the first of many exciting changes for the company in 2014.”

About OBI
OBI Environments is committed to providing the best service available in the industry, and always serves as their customer’s advocate. OBI has aligned themselves with some of the finest manufacturers in the world, and are the exclusive provider of Herman Miller furniture for Eastern Ontario, and Quebec. Dedicated to continuous improvement, OBI consistently examines their processes, procedures, training and services to ensure you receive best possible experience. They have made a commitment to keeping up with the latest developments in ergonomics, minimizing their environmental impact, using the latest technology, and community outreach.

About Herman Miller, Inc.
Herman Miller’s inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best. The company’s award-winning products and services generated approximately $1.8 billion in revenue in fiscal 2013. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Herman Miller designs can be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global leader. In 2013, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was named among the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers by Industry Week. Herman Miller is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.

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