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NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 4, 2008 — Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) announced today an agreement to promote the use of UL Standards for Safety in the ongoing development of national safety standards in Jamaica via formalized consulting, communication and information exchange protocols.

The agreement was signed by both UL and BSJ management. This is the sixth such agreement announced by UL in support of its public safety mission and brand globalization initiatives. Earlier, UL announced a similar agreement with INTECO, the national standards body of Costa Rica in Central America, with IBNORCA, the national standards body of Bolivia in South America, with SII, the national standards body of Israel, with TTBS, the national standards body of Trinidad and Tobago, and with SASO, the national standards body of Saudi Arabia.

"Underwriters Laboratories is pleased to be working with BSJ to advance our global public safety mission by deploying UL Standards for Safety nationwide in Jamaica," said Bob Williams, UL’s vice president of Global Standards. "As the national standards body in Jamaica, BSJ officials are demonstrating foresight in accepting the world’s most trusted and widely recognized set of safety standards across their markets and infrastructure. UL welcomes the opportunity to have a standards presence in Jamaica."

BSJ is accredited as the national standards writing organization in Jamaica.

For business inquiries contact: Sonya Bird, International Harmonization Coordinator, UL Global Standards, +1 919-549-1685 or Sonya.M.Bird@us.ul.com.