Hillenbrand Announces Partnerships for 2017 Community Engagement Initiative

PR Newswire — April 12, 2017

BATESVILLE, Ind., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hillenbrand, Inc., along with
one of its operating companies, Batesville Casket Company, announced plans for
their second annual One Campaign. The One Campaign is a community outreach
program structured around one week of volunteerism, a one-month educational
awareness campaign, and one significant corporate gift, in addition to
Hillenbrand’s ongoing corporate giving.

“Individual worth and integrity is one of the core values at the center of who
we are as a company,” said Joe Raver, President & CEO of Hillenbrand. “Giving
back to our communities helps us bring these values to life. Community
engagement not only builds important relationships with civic partners, but
contributes to strong communities and deep employee pride. All of these things
help us attract and retain the talent necessary for Hillenbrand to grow.”

Hillenbrand and Batesville Casket have selected two local organizations to
partner with for the Week of Volunteering: the Batesville Community Education
Foundation, and the United Way of Franklin County. For the Month of Awareness,
Hillenbrand will spend May partnering with the Rural Alliance for the Arts to
host an educational awareness campaign focused on arts and culture. The company
will partner with WTIU (an Indiana PBS affiliate) and the Gibson Theatre in
downtown Batesville to host a short film series, bring in guest speakers and
promote other arts and culture opportunities within the community. For the Year
of Giving, Hillenbrand will donate $25,000 to the Batesville Area Resource
Center (BARC) to complete their building project. The updated BARC space will
house a Project T3 center, a communal area for meetings and life training
skills, and One Community One Family.

In 2016, Hillenbrand launched the initial One Campaign. During the course of the
Weeks of Volunteering, employees gave their time to partner with different
organizations contributing more than 1,500 employee volunteer hours with an 80
percent associate participation rate. During the Month of Awareness, Hillenbrand
joined local Court Appointed Special Advocates to put a spotlight on the work of
local citizen-volunteers who advocate for the interests of abused and neglected
children. Lastly, for the Year of Giving, Hillenbrand made a significant
corporate gift to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation.

In 2017, Hillenbrand plans to build upon its engagement efforts and begin
gradually expanding the One Campaign to its global enterprise in over 40
countries, making the company one with communities across the globe.

About Hillenbrand
Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company
with multiple market-leading brands that serve a wide variety of industries
across the globe. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation driving
increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand’s portfolio is composed of two
business segments: the Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process
Equipment Group businesses design, develop, manufacture and service highly
engineered industrial equipment around the world. Batesville is a recognized
leader in the North American death care industry. Hillenbrand is publicly traded
on the NYSE under “HI.”

About Batesville Community Education Foundation
The Batesville Community Education Foundation was established to provide
additional funding for innovative learning opportunities that go beyond the
basics in academics, athletics, and the arts in the Batesville public schools,
enhancing the educational environment for all students.

About United Way of Franklin County
United Way of Franklin County’s mission is to review Franklin County’s human
service needs, raise and allocate funds, and support programs to secure the
community’s future.

About Rural Alliance for the Arts
The Rural Alliance for the Arts (RAA) is a not-for profit organization founded
in December 1988 to promote the arts by providing opportunities for artistic
education, expression and enjoyment in Batesville and the surrounding area. The
organization has a volunteer 20 member Board of Directors, and a part-time
Administrator. In addition, there are many volunteer and business organizations
in the community that give generously of their time and talent to help make the
RAA succeed. The success of the RAA is dependent on our many volunteers and
members.

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