Michael Volkema, Chairman of the Board of Herman Miller, Inc.

Last year over 85% of our employee-owners attended a seminar to learn about a new financial framework called Economic Value Added®. This new financial tool enables employee-owners to better judge the value of potential investments and helps guide our continuous improvement efforts. Last year the EVA® generated was $40.9 million, an increase of 296%. Our EVA® tripled and our stock price increased 131.6%. Once again, it demonstrates the power of participation at Herman Miller- and we’re not done yet.