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Monday, 03/17/2003

JCI - Johnson Controls Inc.- SYM

Company Description

Johnson Controls, Inc., is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of integrated seating and interior systems, and batteries. For nonresidential facilities, Johnson Controls provides control systems and services including comfort, energy and security management. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its sales for 2002 totaled $20.1 billion.

World's largest independent supplier of automotive interior systems such as seating systems, electronics, instrument panels, overhead systems, floor consoles, door systems and cargo management systems. Customers include BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault, Rover, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Largest replacement and original equipment automotive battery manufacturer in the Americas. Customers include: Advance Auto, AutoZone, Carport, Costco, DaimlerChrysler, Diamond-Star, Ford, Honda, Interstate Battery System of America, John Deere, Mazda, Nissan, Pep Boys, Toyota and Wal-Mart.

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Reasons to Invest

Fiscal 2002 was the 56th consecutive year of sales increases, the 12th consecutive year of earnings increases and the 27th successive year of dividend increases.

Dividends have been paid consecutively since 1887.
Johnson Controls is one of only five companies in the S&P 500 to receive a perfect score for corporate governance from Governance Metrics International, an independent ratings agency. For the fifth consecutive year, Johnson Controls was named to Industry Week's "100 Best-Managed Companies in the World."

Johnson Controls Dividend Reinvestment and Common Stock Purchase Plan

Johnson Controls offers an Automatic Dividend Reinvestment and Common Stock Purchase Plan. The plan is open to both current shareholders and non-shareholders. The plan allows you to:
buy stock without paying brokers fees or commissions
conveniently reinvest dividends to acquire additional shares
open an account with a minimum initial investment of $250 or by authorizing monthly deductions of $50 from a designated bank account
purchase up to US$15,000 in Johnson Controls common stock per calendar quarter

To enroll or obtain more information, contact our transfer agent, Wells Fargo:

Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A.
Investment Plan Services
P.O. Box 64863
St. Paul, MN 55164-0863
Phone: (877) 602-7397

Shareholder Services

Johnson Controls Shareholder Services Phone: (414) 524-2363

DRIP Information:

Shares to Qualify = 1
Enroll charge: none
Auto-reinvestment = yes
Min/Max = $250 or $50 min monthly Auto reinvestment/$15,000 max per quarter

Reinvestment Fees -

Dividend investment fees: no Cash investment fees: no Auto reinvestment fees: no Brokers Fees or Commission: None

 
 

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