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Fact Sheet

GE

GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.

In 2012, GE delivered solid results despite the tough economic climate with earnings of $16.1 billion. Industrial cash flow from operating activities for the year remained strong at over $17.8 billion.

GE traces its beginnings to Thomas A. Edison, who established Edison Electric Light Company in 1878. In 1892, a merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company created General Electric Company. GE is the only company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Index today that was also included in the original index in 1896.

Locations

Headquarters

General Electric Company

3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
06828-0001 United States

Global Locations

More than 160 countries

At a Glance

Employees

Total Worldwide: 305,000 as of Dec 2012

Stock Exchange Information

In the United States, GE common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), its principal market. It also is listed on certain non-U.S. exchanges, including the London Stock Exchange, Euronext Paris and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Ecomagination

Ecomagination is GE's commitment to imagine and build innovative solutions to today's environmental challenges while driving economic growth. To learn more visit http://www.ecomagination.com.

Healthymagination

GE healthymagination is about better health for more people. We've committed $6 billion to continuously develop and invest in innovations that deliver high-quality, more affordable healthcare to more people around the world. To learn more visit http://www.healthymagination.com.

John F. Welch Leadership Center

Crotonville is GE's global leadership institute. Often described as the epicenter of GE culture, the John F. Welch Leadership Center at Crotonville is both a place and an ideal. It connects past, present, and future — our heritage and our vision. Here, we seek to define the state of the art of leadership, sharing ideas with the most influential thinkers in academia and business, and creating transformative learning experiences to inspire, connect and develop the GE leaders of today and tomorrow.

Community

GE applies its long-standing spirit of innovation and unique set of capabilities to take on tough challenges in our communities. Our signature programs, Developing Health Globally™ and Developing Futures™, each represent a $130-million commitment to making a lasting impact in the communities where employees work and live — and beyond. In 2009, we introduced a new signature program, Developing Health, which aims to address the disparities in quality and access of healthcare in underserved communities in the United States. For more information about our community and philanthropy efforts, please visit GE Foundation.

Businesses

Aviation 

Capital

Commercial Lending and Leasing
Consumer
Real Estate
Energy Financial Services
Aviation Financial Services

Energy Management

Healthcare

Home & Business Solutions

Appliances & Lighting 

Oil & Gas

Power & Water

Transportation

Executive Officers

Jeffrey Immelt

Chairman of the Board & CEO

For more information about GE's senior management, including the Board of Directors and the Corporate Executive Council, please visit our Leadership page.

Awards

In 2013, GE was named in Barron's list of the most respected companies.

In 2013, GE ranked among Fortune's listing of the world’s most admired companies and the top companies for leaders.

In 2012, GE was named in Bloomberg Businessweek's list of the world's most innovative companies.

In 2013, GE was named in Ethisphere's list of the world's most ethical companies.