Statement by Robert L. Johnson applauding the White House and Xerox Corporation for adopting the RLJ Rule which is based on the NFL’s ‘Rooney Rule’

For the past four years, I have been urging the Congress and the White
House to encourage corporate America to voluntarily implement and adopt the RLJ Rule—the RLJ Rule which encourages companies to interview qualified minority candidates and minority businesses for procurement
opportunities is based on the NFL’s Rooney Rule. I am therefore delighted that Xerox Corporation and the White House have agreed to adopt a version of the RLJ Rule which they call the ‘Wilson Rule’. As I have stated many
times, it doesn’t matter what name a company chooses to use to identify their commitment and support of the initiative, as long as it is consistent with the innovative spirit of the RLJ Rule to embrace creative ideas that support minority diversity.