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Jones Lang LaSalle Goes Lights Out Around the World for Earth Hour


CHICAGO, March 25, 2010 – Jones Lang LaSalle's global office network spanning 45 countries will unite behind Earth Hour this weekend, turning off lights in a coordinated show of support for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) annual campaign to encourage commitment to action on climate change.  At 8.30 p.m. local time in 180 cities around the world, Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management offices will join with many thousands of other public and private buildings in backing the Earth Hour message.

The firm has been involved with Earth Hour since its inception by the WWF in 2007.  In addition to endorsing the campaign through its own offices, Jones Lang LaSalle is partnering with clients in towns and cities across the globe to help them show their support, while thousands of the firm's employees are preparing to join the campaign in their own homes. 

Lauralee Martin, Jones Lang LaSalle's Chief Operating and Financial Officer, said: "Earth Hour sends a powerful message from like-minded individuals, communities and businesses across the globe.  We all want to play our part in conserving our planet's resources and environment for future generations. This is an outstanding and vitally important initiative by WWF and Jones Lang LaSalle is proud to again provide such a strong show of support through the efforts of our people across the world.”

“The opportunity to partner with our clients to maximize awareness of Earth Hour connects Jones Lang LaSalle’s advocacy for environmental sustainability with our industry-leading energy management capabilities,” said Dan Probst, Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services.

Jones Lang LaSalle's backing is also shown on Earth Hour websites.  WWF is encouraging organizations and individuals to sign up to show their own support and hopes that one billion people will choose to participate on Saturday.
 
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2009 global revenue of $2.5 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $40 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.
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