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Cummins Inc.: Senate Bill 50 is Important First Step

INDIANAPOLIS, April 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger issued the following statement following the passage of Senate Bill 50 by the Indiana General Assembly:

"Cummins believes that Senate Bill 50 addresses key concerns with Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). It's an important first step.

SB50 makes it clear that RFRA does not allow individuals or businesses to use the law to justify discrimination, including discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, SB50 extends these protective provisions to services, facilities, public accommodations, as well as housing and employment. This revision makes the language consistent with many Human Rights Ordinances throughout Indiana.

But we can do better. The intense publicity surrounding the passage of RFRA has sparked a necessary conversation on the need for strong anti-discrimination laws both nationally and here in Indiana.

Cummins will advocate for a statewide non-discrimination statute to ensure that everyone - no matter their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or U.S. military service - feels welcome in Indiana."

About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 54,600 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of $19.2 billion in 2014. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at www.twittter.com/cummins and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/cumminsinc.

CONTACT: Jon Mills Director - External Communications (317) 658-4540 jon.mills@cummins.comSource:Cummins, Inc.