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TI recognized as one of World's Most Ethical Companies

May 13, 2009

DALLAS (May 13, 2009) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) was selected as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the third consecutive year by Ethisphere Magazine. The list recognizes organizations across 35 industries that promote ethical business standards and practices by going beyond legal minimums, introducing innovative ideas benefiting the public and encouraging their competitors to follow suit.

"TI is honored to be named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, validating our commitment to ethical leadership and corporate citizenship," said David Reid, TI vice president and ethics director. "TI places a strong emphasis on maintaining ethics and integrity in all we do. Consequently, these values permeate our daily activities and every decision we make."

Researchers and analysts reviewed more than 10,000 companies' codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and feedback from consumer action groups. Information was both provided by companies through questionnaires and collected through additional independent research.

"Operating as an ethical leader requires a significant commitment from companies that goes beyond lip service and demands real action and change," said Alex Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute. "After a rigorous and competitive selection process, the companies on this year's list have demonstrated an understanding that ethical practices are not only necessary, but can support a stronger and more solid business overall."

To view the complete list of the 2009 World's Most Ethical Companies, please visit http://ethisphere.com/wme2009/.

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About Ethisphere Institute
The research-based Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. The Institute's associated membership group, the Ethisphere Council, is a forum for business ethics that includes more than 200 leading corporations, universities and institutions. The Ethisphere Council is dedicated to the development and advancement of individuals on its membership council through increased efficiency, innovation, tools, mentoring, advice, and unique career opportunities. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized World's Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly publication of the Institute. More information on the Ethisphere Institute, including ranking projects and membership, can be found at www.ethisphere.org.