Johnson Controls and FirstRand Bank Limited Sign Agreement Under Clinton Climate Initiative

First CCI agreement in South Africa expected to significantly reduce energy consumption

CCI's Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program brings together many of the world's largest cities, real estate firms, financial institutions and energy service companies in a landmark effort to reduce energy consumption in existing buildings across the municipal, institutional, commercial, private, educational and public housing sectors. Under the agreement, Johnson Controls will perform energy efficiency audits and retrofits in three buildings – one in Johannesburg and two in Randburg initially, with the potential of adding more in the future.

Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLFD) a specialist in fiber management solutions for FTTH deployments, announced today its FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point (FDP) Open Pedestal Insert is now accepted by the USDA Rural Development for use in telecommunications systems. The FieldSmart FDP Pedestal Insert joins other components of the FieldSmart Fiber Management Platform already listed by the USDA program. Product acceptance by the USDA Rural Development enables rural incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) to purchase the FieldSmart product using the agency's loans or grants, part of the U.S. Government's Broadband Stimulus funding program.

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