Date: January 5, 2007

Eaton Donates $5,000 To American Cancer Society

MAUMEE, Ohio … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $5,000 to benefit the local Oregon Relay For Life, the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society (ACS).

ACS is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

“This money will go a long way to increase awareness of this disease and contribute to our mission of educating and supporting cancer survivors,” said Debby Stager, chairperson, Oregon’s 2007 Relay For Life. “Funds raised will help support local programs such as Reach for Recovery, Patient Navigator Program, the Ohio ACS 24/7 Call Line, Ohio cancer researchers and the Hope Lodge at Cleveland. We are grateful for Eaton’s generous donation.”

The donation supports Eaton’s strong commitment to the American Cancer Society. Eaton employees are organizing a team to participate in the 2007 Relay for Life, a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship, give hope and raise money for research and programs. During the event, teams of people will gather at Clay High School, in Oregon, Ohio and take turns walking or running laps around the track. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times over the 18-hour event to show that cancer never sleeps. Twenty teams and 100 survivors are expected to participate in this year’s event.

“It’s a good feeling to know our community will benefit from better educational programs designed to prevent and reduce the risk of getting cancer,” said Jeff Finch, general manager, Eaton’s Maumee facility. “We’re proud to be associated with the American Cancer Society.”

Eaton’s Maumee facility, part of the company’s hydraulics operations, employs approximately 75 people in Information Technology, training, marketing and engineering.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 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.

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