Date: September 19, 2007

Eaton Donates $5,000 To Benefit Mountain Housing Opportunities

ASHEVILLE, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it donated $5,000 to Mountain Housing Opportunities (MHO) in Asheville, N.C. The funds will be used to purchase supplies to build ramps and make emergency home repairs for MHO clients.

“Eaton’s generous donation will help improve the lives of some very deserving folks in Buncombe County with limited resources,” said Scott Dedman, executive director – MHO. “Focusing our home ownership opportunities in Asheville’s existing neighborhoods fosters local economic development, serves the environment and enhances community quality of life.”

MHO is a community development corporation with a mission to build and improve homes, neighborhoods and communities for low-income residents. To revitalize neighborhoods, restore the environment and build the local economy, MHO works with local volunteers, churches, businesses and individual donors. By providing an improved home environment to working families and individuals, retirees and people with disabilities, volunteers foster opportunities for people to help themselves and others. In 2005, Eaton contributed $2,000 to MHO.

“Eaton is dedicated to enriching the communities in which we do business,” said John Wirtz, plant manager, Eaton’s Asheville facility. “We’re proud to be associated with MHO and its dedication to helping people achieve the American dream of owning a home.”

Eaton’s two facilities in Asheville, N.C., both part of the company’s Electrical Group, employ approximately 750 people. The plants manufacture electrical distribution and control products.

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 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.

Contact: Anne Monroe
(216) 523-4918
annemonroe@eaton.com