Salesforce and Indianapolis Community Celebrate the Grand Opening of Salesforce Tower Indianapolis

PR Newswire — May 20, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, May 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Salesforce (NYSE:CRM), the global
leader in CRM, today celebrates the grand opening of Salesforce Tower
Indianapolis, the tallest building in the state of Indiana and the company’s
largest hub outside its global headquarters in San Francisco.

Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will be joined by Indiana Governor Eric
Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett to commemorate the grand opening with
a press conference and a community celebration at Monument Circle.

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“Salesforce is proud to grow and invest in Indiana with the opening of
Salesforce Tower Indianapolis,” said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.
“We are committed to developing the workforce of the future right here in
Indiana with 500 new local apprenticeships by 2020.”

“I’m thrilled to celebrate this grand opening and to commemorate Salesforce’s
investment in Indiana,” Governor Eric Holcomb said. “Salesforce’s commitment to
bringing hundreds of new jobs to our state further accelerates Indiana’s status
as the Midwest hub for technology and innovation.”

“Salesforce’s decision to invest in American workers through their
apprenticeship program sets an example for employers nationwide. Apprenticeships
are a win for the individual apprentices and a win for the long-term
competitiveness of American businesses by providing the highly-skilled workforce
needed to succeed,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “The Trump
administration looks forward to working with businesses who share Salesforce’s
vision in providing workers with the skills to succeed in the 21st century

“Indianapolis has long embraced innovation, with a legacy of innovative
companies looking to break barriers and discover the next big ideas. The
addition of the Salesforce logo to our city’s skyline is a milestone to
celebrate,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Salesforce Tower Indianapolis represents
Salesforce’s significant and continued impact in our city, and reflects the
company’s commitment to Indianapolis as a community partner and a hub for
business growth.”

New Tower Supports Salesforce’s Continued Growth in Indiana
Named one of Fortune’s Best Places to Work for the past nine years, Salesforce
is one of Indiana’s largest technology employers and was recently ranked one of
the best places to work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Salesforce is committed to growing in Indiana and the company is on track to
deliver 800 jobs in five years, helping fuel the city’s economic development.
Salesforce Tower Indianapolis will be a hub for world-class, diverse talent,
enabling the company to deliver new innovations to its more than 150,000
customers around the world.

Salesforce Supports Local Workforce Development with 500 Apprenticeships, New
The Salesforce Economy will contribute 1.9 million new jobs and more than $389
billion in new GDP impact worldwide by 2020. Salesforce is focused on building
the economy of the future, while bringing along the workforce of today.

As part of Salesforce’s commitment to workforce development and equality for
all, the company today announced plans to train 500 apprentices in Indiana by
2020, enabling them to begin new careers in technology. The apprenticeships will
be part of Salesforce Futureforce, the company’s set of diverse programs
dedicated to training and hiring for the jobs of tomorrow–all of which stress
inclusion and equality.

Introducing the Salesforce Tower Ohana Floor–47th Floor to be Shared with the
The 47th floor of Salesforce Tower Indianapolis will be an “Ohana
Floor,”designed as a fully open, flexible space to accommodate all members of
Salesforce’s Ohana–family in Hawaiian–including its employees, customers,
partners and the community. The Ohana floor will be used for Salesforce meetings
and collaboration, and will also be shared with the local community. Salesforce
Tower Indianapolis will also feature dedicated mindfulness areas and large
social lounges designed to inspire creativity and collaboration.

Salesforce’s Commitment to Giving Back
As Salesforce continues to grow in Indiana, so does the company’s ability to
contribute to the local community through its 1-1-1 model of integrated
philanthropy. Today, Salesforce is committing to giving 200,000 total volunteer
hours in Indiana this year.

More than 90 percent of Salesforce’s employees in Indiana volunteer in local
public schools and with nonprofits. Recently, Salesforce adopted James Russell
Lowell School 51, where our employees have taught children to code. Salesforce
employees have also supported a variety of local organizations including Greater
Indianapolis Habitat for Humanity and the Boys and Girls Club of Indiana.

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