--  LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN --



Dear HNI Corporation Members,

Our Vision on the preceding page compels us toward a competitive excellence that begins and ends with ethical conduct. Our integrity — both individual and collective — is the foundation of our business success and should be reflected in everything we do.

As members of HNI Corporation, we are recognized for dealing fairly and respectfully with customers, suppliers, fellow members, and shareholders. This tradition is tested in each business transaction we carry out.

Our culture of collective integrity depends upon:
   • TREATING OTHERS WITH FAIRNESS AND RESPECT.
   • BEING OPEN, HONEST, AND TRUSTWORTHY.
   • FOLLOWING ALL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

Nothing is more important than preserving our Company's reputation for integrity. No competitive pressure, no order from a superior, no concern about "making the numbers," or opportunity for personal gain will excuse unethical behavior.

Management members have a special responsibility to make compliance a vital part of our business efforts. Adherence to the Company's policies and applicable law is at the core of each manager's duty to the Company.

If you have a question about what is proper conduct for you or anyone else, raise your concern through one of the channels the Company makes available to you. Your concerns about appropriate conduct will be addressed promptly.

We are members of one of the best companies in the world. We must uphold and continue a great tradition - an unbending allegiance to integrity and ethical conduct.



Sincerely,

S T A N   A.  A S K R E N
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer