PRESS RELEASE: Clif Bar & Company Becomes First Building in Region to Earn LEED Platinum Status

For Immediate Release:

May 15, 2012

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Employee-ownership model leads to operating improvements for nutrition product leader

(Emeryville, CA) Clif Bar & Company, the leading maker of nutritious and organic foods and drinks, announced today that its headquarters located in Emeryville, Calif., has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification, the highest standard buildings can earn as a measure of their sustainability.

The 115,000 square foot office space is the first building in Emeryville to achieve LEED Platinum certification in the commercial interior category, the industry benchmark for green design of tenant improvements. Clif Bar & Company’s headquarters earned LEED Platinum by achieving high performance in energy efficiency, materials selection, sustainable site development, water savings and indoor environmental quality.

“Clif Bar & Company’s leadership is committed to sustainability and this building is a testament to their investment in the community and, among other things, their employee owners,” said Greg Klein, chairman of the board of directors of the Employee-Owned S Corporations of America.

Clif Bar & Company is a leading maker of nutritious, organic foods and drinks, including CLIF® BAR energy bar, LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®; and CLIF Kid®, Nourishing Kids in Motion®. Focused on sports nutrition and healthy snacks, the employee and family-owned company is committed to sustaining its business, brands, people, community and the planet. For more information on Clif Bar & Company, please visit


The Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (“ESCA”) is the Washington, DC voice for employee-owned S corporations. ESCA’s exclusive mission is to preserve and protect S corporation ESOPs and the benefits they provide to the employees who own them. These companies have an important story to tell policymakers about the tremendous success of the S ESOP structure in generating long-term retirement savings for working Americans and their families. ESCA provides the vehicle and the voice for these efforts. ESCA represents employee-owners in every state in the nation.

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