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GE To Hold 2012 Shareowners Meeting in Detroit, Michigan

December 20, 2011

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GE Corporate

Fairfield, Conn., December 20, 2011 – GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that it plans to hold its 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareowners on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. GE gathers shareowners in a different city each year so as to demonstrate the performance of a different business and to illustrate the diversity and strength of the company’s business portfolio.

GE has significant presence across the State of Michigan and has previously announced its commitment to hire more than 1,300 people in the state over the next few years. With the job commitment, GE expects to bring its total employment in the state to approximately 3,500 people. These hires will include information technologists and engineers that will help GE develop innovative new software applications for use across the company, as well as processes and technologies to drive advances in manufacturing for GE and its customers. GE is now hiring technical talent at the rate of two per day in Michigan.

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Contact Information

Kenny Juarez
Name
Kenny Juarez
Job Title
Division
Phone
203 373-3061
Fax
Mobile
203 224-9854
Email
kenneth.juarez@ge.com
Trevor Schauenberg
Name
Trevor Schauenberg
Job Title
Division
GE Corporate, VP Investor Communications
Phone
+1 203 373 2424
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Mobile
Email
trevor.a.schauenberg@ge.com