July 2, 2008

Eaton Strengthens Power Quality Service Capability In Europe

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced an expansion of its European power quality sales and service capabilities. As part of this expansion, Eaton plans to integrate the existing sales and service personnel of PK Electronics NV and Balmen Electronic, S.L., into its current European power quality organization. Both have had long-standing relationships with Eaton as distributors and service providers of Eaton's Powerware uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems.

"The UPS sales and field service capabilities of these two organizations strengthen our power quality systems offerings by providing access to established distribution channels and customers in Belgium and Luxembourg, and complementing Eaton's existing business in Spain, which expanded with the recent acquisition of MGE Office Protection Systems," said Randy W. Carson, chief executive officer - Electrical Group.

Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, uninterruptible power supply and industrial automation products and services. Eaton's global electrical brands, including Cutler-Hammer(R), MGE Office Protection Systems(TM), Powerware, Holec(R), MEM(R), Santak and Moeller, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management(R) solutions to serve the power system needs of the industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical 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 81,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.