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MOST ADMIRED
Top 50 rank: 9
Rank in Electronics: 1 (Previous rank: 1*)
Overall score: 7.44
Why it's admired
GE had to go to Warren Buffett for a $3 billion infusion, after the credit crunch hit its finance unit, GE Capital, hard. Since then, the conglomerate has scrambled to hold on to its Triple-A credit rating. Its stock slid 56% last year. It's cutting its hefty 31-cent quarterly dividend to 10 cents. And CEO Jeff Immelt took a 28% pay cut and asked for no bonus for 2008. But GE's diverse businesses - which range from wind turbines to medical imaging devices to TV network NBC - should help the behemoth weather the storm. After all, that's what we expect from one of the oldest companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. --A.A.

Address: 3135 Easton Turnpike
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Phone: 203-373-2211
Website: www.ge.com
Nine key attributes of reputation Industry rank
Innovation 3
People management 1
Use of corporate assets 2
Social responsibility 1
Quality of management 1
Financial soundness 3
Long-term investment 2
Quality of products/services 1
Global competitiveness 1
Industry: Electronics
Most Admired
1 General Electric 7.44
2 Emerson Electric 7.12
3 Panasonic 6.78
4 Siemens 6.40
5 Sony 6.30
6 Whirlpool 6.01
7 Royal Philips Electronics 5.98
8 Toshiba 5.94
Contenders
Rank Company Overall score
9 Samsung Electronics 5.88
10 Hitachi 5.86
11 LG 5.77
12 Mitsubishi Electric 5.71
13 Schneider Electric 5.61
14 Sharp 5.52
15 Sumitomo Electric Industries 5.42
From the March 16, 2009 issue
*Designated as an international industry. Prior yearís ranks, unless otherwise noted, are ranks in the Worldís Most Admired Companies listing.
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