Date: November 1, 2006

Eaton Corporation Receives 2006 Innovation Award

From The Ohio Environmental Council

CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is one of seven recipients of the 2006 Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) Environmental Achievement Awards. The OEC will honor the winners at the organization’s annual awards reception on Saturday, November 4, at Ohio State University’s Fawcett Center in Columbus.

Eaton is receiving the OEC’s “Environmental Innovation Award” for its new hydraulic hybrid and hybrid electric technologies for trucks. This year, Eaton joined with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), UPS, International Truck and Engine Corporation and the U.S. Army to develop the first-ever hydraulic hybrid diesel urban delivery vehicle. Also cited by OEC was Eaton’s development of a hybrid electric powertrain in concert with FedEx and Environmental Defense. Both technologies significantly improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.

“The 2006 Environmental Achievement Awards represent the ‘best of the best’ of Ohio’s environmental achievements of the past year,” said Vicki Deisner, OEC executive director. “In Eaton’s case, its new fuel efficient, hydraulic hybrid diesel urban delivery vehicle technology is proof positive that smart business know-how and a clean, healthy environment not only can co-exist, but thrive.”

Joseph Wolfsberger, Eaton vice president ─ Environment, Health and Safety, will represent Eaton at the November 4 OEC awards ceremony.

“Eaton is proud to receive the 2006 OEC Environmental Innovation Award, and I congratulate all the award winners,” he said. “Innovations such as the hybrid truck technologies represent Eaton’s focus on energy management, market-leading products and environmental responsiveness.”

Wolfsberger also noted Eaton’s role in other environmental projects, including the U.S. EPA’s Green Supplier Network and its Performance Track Program.

Other 2006 OEC Environmental Achievement Award Winners:

• Siobhan Fitzgerald, Ferguson Middle School, Beavercreek – Sara J. Mielke Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student

• Guy Denny, Fredericktown – Lifetime Achievement Award

• John Paul, Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, Dayton – Public Servant Award

• Sherry Fleming, Williams County Alliance, Bryan – Environmental Watchdog Award

• Melanie White, Friends of Minnow Creek, Fremont – Conservation Achievement Award

• David Anderson, MinutemanMedia, Columbus – Environmental Journalism Award

For more information about the awards program, or about the OEC, visit www.theOEC.org. The OEC is a non-profit network of more than 100 local and state environmental-conservation groups that advocates for healthy air, land and water to make Ohio a better place in which to live, work and play. The annual awards are nominated by OEC members and chosen by its board of directors.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2005 sales of $11.1 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality,

distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and

automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.

Contact: Gary Klasen
(216) 523-4736
garyklasen@eaton.com