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JOHNSON CONTROLS FORMS FRENCH PLASTIC PACKAGING PARTNERSHIP

 MILWAUKEE, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) today announced it has joined with Millet S.A. to form a new joint venture, called Millet P.E.T. Packaging S.A., to manufacture P.E.T. plastic preforms, bottles for carbonated soft drinks and mineral water, and other P.E.T. containers in France.
 Millet P.E.T. Packaging will operate from the existing Millet facility in Beaune, France. It has annual sales of about $35 million (U.S.). Major customers include Coca-Cola, Schweppes, Orangina, Pampryl, Lesieur and Vittel.
 Johnson Controls said the new joint venture would strengthen both partners' interests in France. Johnson Controls had been supplying its French customers from facilities in Italy and Belgium.
 Johnson Controls is the world's largest supplier of P.E.T. plastic containers with plants in Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Glen L. Ponczak of Johnson Controls, Inc., 414-228-2375/
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