Johnson Controls Appoints Dr. Beda-Helmut Bolzenius Executive Vice President and General Manager of Europe

Burscheid, Germany (ots) - Dr. Beda-Helmut Bolzenius has been named Johnson Controls Executive Vice President and General Manager, Europe, with responsibility for the company's automotive seating, interiors and electronics business. The announcement was made by John Fiori, Executive Vice President and President, Johnson Controls International; and Keith Wandell, President of the company's Automotive Group.

Dr. Bolzenius, age 48, will join Johnson Controls from Robert Bosch GmbH where he most recently served as President of the Energy and Body Systems Division. Throughout his 18-year career with Bosch, Dr. Bolzenius served in a variety of senior management positions including President of Bosch Mexico; and President of the K9 (Energy Systems) division.

The appointment is effective November 1, 2004.

Dr. Bolzenius will be based at Johnson Controls Automotive Group European headquarters in Burscheid, Germany. He earned a doctorate in Physics from Bonn University.

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 non-residential facilities, Johnson Controls provides control systems and services including comfort, energy and security management.

Johnson Controls (New York Stock Exchange: JCI), founded in 1885, has its headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The company's sales for 2003 totaled US$22.6 billion, the Automotive Group worldwide generating US$17 billion of this figure and Europe accounting for US$5.9 billion. The European headquarters is in Burscheid, Germany. The company's product portfolio also includes instrument panels/cockpits, door systems, overhead systems, interior electronics, electrical energy management and engine electronics.

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