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Harris Corporation Receives 2008 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award

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Major Reduction in Manufacturing Waste and Water Usage at Quincy Transmitter Manufacturing Plant Establishes Harris as an Environmental Leader QUINCY, Illinois, October 22, 2008 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, announced that its Quincy, Illinois, manufacturing facility has received a 2008 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) award for its longstanding efforts in pollution prevention and dedication to protecting people, property and the environment. Harris was one of five companies or organizations nationwide to receive this year’s award, presented by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) in Washington, D.C. Andy Edgar, senior manager of facilities and environmental compliance, and Phil Timmons, director of Quincy operations, accepted the award on behalf of Harris Broadcast Communications. The NPPR honored Harris Broadcast’s radio and television broadcast transmitter manufacturing facility in Quincy for its major reductions in waste, energy consumption and water usage. Harris received the MVP2 Award based on several employee-empowered pollution prevention projects, including a closed-loop water cooling system that has reduced water usage in its product testing process by nearly 21.6 million gallons per year. The company also implemented several toxicity reduction projects to eliminate toxic heavy metals and raw material impurities from the manufacturing processes. The result is a 30-to-35 cubic yard reduction in waste that equates to a 75 percent decrease in hazardous waste volumes from its wastewater pretreatment operation, and a 50 percent pretreatment chemical usage reduction. “Harris has clearly demonstrated that pollution prevention is beneficial to both the environment and the economy,� said Jeffrey Burke, executive director of NPPR. “Harris is being recognized for its leadership and commitment to promoting a sustainable future.� Harris has a longstanding commitment to pollution prevention and protecting the environment. For example, the company’s Quincy operation has been a four-time recipient of the Illinois Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award and has received a Community Green Award for its efforts in recycling and waste volume reductions. The Quincy operation also has received an Industrial Achievement Award form the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators. The long-standing, well-established pollution prevention programs are based on a commitment that reaches from upper management across the entire spectrum of employees. Harris employees around the world are actively engaged in sustainability issues such as product take-back, recycling, resource conservation and material substitution. In 2007, Harris surpassed 1 million pounds of waste diverted from the world's landfills. In addition, the effective use of reclaimed ground water or surface water for landscape irrigation at the company's Florida facilities reduced the need for potable and ground water by more than 20.6 million gallons in 2007. “Harris is committed to ensuring that it remains a responsible corporate citizen of the communities we live in, and we are spearheading these efforts through employee-driven campaigns,� said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. “We strive to be viewed as a company that is proactive in the community and are committed to raising environmental awareness. This is achieved by reducing pollution generated from our facilities and minimizing our impact on the environment.� Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions that span the entire media delivery chain. The Harris ONE™ solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that are ideal for emerging media business models and for customers upgrading media operations to digital and high-definition services. About Harris Corporation Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of $5.3 billion and 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

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