Eaton Completes Acquisition of German Filtration Systems Provider
E. Begerow GmbH & Co KG

Date: August 15, 2011

CLEVELAND ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced it has completed its purchase of E. Begerow GmbH & Co KG. The transaction was announced June 30, 2011.

E. Begerow GmbH & Co KG is a leading system provider for advanced liquid filtration solutions. The company develops and produces technologically innovative filter media and filtration systems for food and beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical and industrial applications. E. Begerow GmbH & Co KG is headquartered in Langenlonsheim, Germany, employs approximately 270 people worldwide and had 2010 sales of more than $84 million.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.

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