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Chamberlain Group (CGI) moves global headquarters to Oak Brook

Newly constructed building to house more than 500 local employees

CGI Oak Brook

OAK BROOK, IL, Feb. 20, 2017 - ( CGI team members began work in a new, state-of-the-art facility at 300 Windsor Drive in Oak Brook, IL on Monday, February 20, 2017. CGI, a global leader in access solutions and parent company to North American brands LiftMaster and Chamberlain, conducts business worldwide. This move deepens CGI's roots here in Chicagoland, where they have been operating for more than 50 years.

"CGI is a values-based business," said Craig Duchossois, Chief Executive Officer of The Duchossois Group, CGI's parent company. "The new headquarters is an investment in our people as well as our company. We want to provide our people with an open and collaborative environment with all of the amenities that best-in-class work spaces have."

Duchossois indicated that Good Corporate Citizenship is also a CGI value, and that environmentally friendly practices are a major part of that. Designed to promote natural sunlight and minimize energy use, the new state-of-the-art building is tracking toward LEED certification with the application process beginning once the headquarters is fully occupied.

The CGI team will also have access to the building's wellness and fitness center, outdoor walking path and a creatively designed space that supports team collaboration.

"CGI has exciting plans to grow as we continue to focus on innovative, technology-driven solutions for our users," says Chamberlain Group CEO JoAnna Sohovich. "Our new home provides our company with a dynamic space to grow in. Every day the market is evolving to become more sophisticated, so as a leader in our space, it is critical that every facet of our business evolves in the same way. This new headquarters is an important step in that direction."

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The Chamberlain Group, Inc. Introduces New CEO

JoAnna Sohovich to lead Elmhurst-based corporation

ELMHURST, Ill., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI), maker of LiftMaster® and Chamberlain® access control brands, announced today that JoAnna Sohovich has been appointed CEO.

"Her background and values made her the obvious fit for this position, and we are looking forward to her leadership and insight."

Sohovich has had a distinguished career at both Honeywell and Stanley Black & Decker, where she most recently served as Global President of the $1.6 billion STANLEY Engineered Fastening. Sohovich began her career as an officer in the United States Navy and holds a B.S. in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

"JoAnna's depth of experience coupled with strong leadership capabilities make her a welcome addition to CGI," said Bob Markwart, President, LiftMaster Americas.

As CEO of CGI, Sohovich will oversee the company's global operations. With a strong background in quality, Sohovich has a track record of delivering innovative products. She also has experience developing customer-centric strategies and leading teams concentrated on residential, commercial and industrial connectivity.

"CGI's products are becoming more integrated into the connected lives of their users," said Sohovich, referring to the MyQ® connectivity technology embedded in LiftMaster and Chamberlain products. "We will continue to drive innovation, while maintaining industry-leading quality throughout our manufacturing processes."

"JoAnna is joining CGI at the perfect time," said Brad Opel, Executive Vice President, Chamberlain Americas. "Her IoT and technology experience will be an asset to our connectivity strategy."

About CGI

Whether it's innovative products keep families safe, secure and connected. Chamberlain Manufacturing Company was originally founded in Waterloo, Iowa in 1906. Chamberlain acquired its garage door opener business in 1968, which was the beginning of CGI as we know it today. CGI is one of the top home connectivity companies in the industry with its MyQ® technology, which empowers consumers to monitor and control their garage doors and home lighting from their smartphones anytime, anywhere.

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