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Masco Gives More Than $1 Million In Support of Military Veterans; 11 Michigan Organizations Among Recipients

TAYLOR, Mich., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), one of the world's leading manufacturers of home improvement and building products, and its Foundation have partnered – through a combination of products and cash grants – to award over $1 million in support of its veteran initiative:  "America's Heroes: A Million Thanks".

Among the 50 veteran-focused organizations receiving awards, 11 of the organizations are based in Michigan, home of the company's headquarters and two of its subsidiaries - Masco Cabinetry, the manufacturer of three nationally recognized cabinet brands, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and QualityCabinets; and BrassCraft Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of plumbing products.  The organizations will receive much-needed funding to support active military personnel and reservists, post-9/11 veterans, as well as their families.

"Masco values the service and sacrifice of our U.S. veterans, military troops, and their families, and is committed to supporting their successful transition from soldier to civilian status.  We are especially proud to support the organizations in the communities where we live, work and do business," said Timothy Wadhams, president and CEO, Masco Corporation.

Donations are being made to veterans' organizations that provide affordable and physically accessible housing; education, job training and employment initiatives; and related military support services (e.g., overseas support packages, benefit procurement, health care, reintegration activities, etc.).

The selected organizations in Michigan include:  Accounting Aid Society, American Veterans (AMVETS), Communities of Hope Inc., Michigan Freedom Center, Growing Hope, Michigan Colleges Foundation, Motor City Blight Busters, Piquette Square for Veterans, Sphinx, Volunteers of America and Washtenaw Community College Veterans Center.

About Masco and its Foundation

The Masco Corporation Foundation supports not-for-profit arts, culture, housing and environmental initiatives.  Additionally, the Foundation makes limited grants to a number of very specific civic, educational and human service programs in the communities where it does business.  The Masco Corporation Foundation was founded in 1952 and is funded with contributions from Masco Corporation.  Masco Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of home improvement and buildings products.  Our brands include BrassCraft® water supply products, Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; and Milgard® windows and doors, to name a few. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products through Masco Contractor Services. Visit www.masco.com for more information on the Masco family of brands and its Foundation.

SOURCE Masco Corporation

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