EEO/AA Policy Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

It is the policy of Great Northern Corporation (the “Company”) not to discriminate against any qualified employees and applicants for employment because of age, race, religion, creed, color, handicap, sex, national origin, marital status, physical condition, developmental disability (as defined in Section 51.05(5) of the Wisconsin Statutes) or sexual orientation (as defined in Wis. Stat. §111.32(13m)), and positive action shall be taken to insure the fulfillment of this policy. The Company will take Affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities.  This obligation will include but is not limited to:

This policy of the Company is consistent with the requirements and objectives set forth in Wisconsin law and regulations.  The Company seeks to further the principle of equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions.  The objectives of the Company are to obtain individuals qualified for the position by virtue of job-related standards of education, training, experience, and personal qualifications.

The Company’s Director of Human Resources, Brian J. Diermeier, has been appointed EEO/Affirmative Action Officer.  He is responsible for planning and implementing our Affirmative action program as well as for its day-to-day monitoring of Affirmative action related decisions and activities.  All personnel who are responsible for hiring and promoting employees and for the development and implementation of programs or activities are charged to support this program. He shall provide leadership in implementing Affirmative action goals and initiatives.

Portions of the Company’s Affirmative Action Plan are available for review by employees and applicants for employment upon request during regular business hours. To make arrangements to review available portions of this program, please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Brian Diermeier at (920) 831-2308.

During the life of its contract with the State of Wisconsin, the Company shall comply with Wis. Stat. § 16.765, state regulations and any applicable federal laws relating to equal employment opportunities and Affirmative action.  The Company shall continue to work cooperatively with government and community organizations to take Affirmative action to insure equal employment and advancement opportunities.

This policy will be reviewed by the Great Northern Corporation every twelve months to measure the Company’s progress against its stated goals and objectives.