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Johnson Controls announces addition to Adient's board of directors

Barb J. SamardzichAdient, the automotive seating and interiors business, will have Barb J. Samardzich join Adient's board of directors after its separation from Johnson Controls.

Ms. Samardzich has served as vice president and chief operating officer of Ford of Europe since November 2013 and recently announced her retirement from Ford effective October 1, 2016.

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During her over thirty-five year career, Ms. Samardzich has been responsible for operations, manufacturing, quality, product development, purchasing, sustainability, environment and safety engineering in the automotive industry.

Ms. Samardzich also serves on the board of MTS Systems Corporation where she is a member of the Compensation Committee.

After completion of the spin-off, Adient's board of directors is expected to consist of eight members, including:

R. Bruce McDonald, chairman and CEO, Adient

John M. Barth, retired chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls

Julie L. Bushman, senior vice president, Business Transformation and Information Technology, 3M

Raymond L. Conner, vice chairman, The Boeing Company; president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Richard Goodman, retired executive vice president, Pepsico

Frederick A. Henderson, chairman and CEO, SunCoke Energy and SunCoke Energy Partners GP

Barb J. Samardzich, vice president and COO, Ford of Europe GmbH




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