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Pentair Lands $12 Million Telecommunications Equipment Order From Motorola

February 24, 2000

ST. PAUL, MN - Pentair (NYSE: PNR) today announced that its Pentair Electronic Packaging unit received a $12 million order from the Motorola Communications Enterprise group for the supply of telecommunications cabinets. The cabinets will house and protect electronic equipment used in the Nextel cellular telephone system. Motorola supplies cellular equipment for the Nextel system.

"Our high quality telecommunications enclosures, our best-of-class supply management capabilities, and our focus on customer satisfaction have strengthened our long-standing relationship with Motorola," said John Abbott, president of Pentair Electronic Packaging. "Pentair Electronic Packaging's new facility in the Chicago area will play a key role in serving the needs of Motorola and other national and international customers. We will be providing deliveries from this operation in direct support of Motorola's daily production requirements."

The cabinet order represents an acceleration of the Nextel program. Pentair Electronic Packaging anticipates completing the order over the next 18 months, with the program continuing beyond this time frame. Pentair is providing a wide variety of enclosure products to Motorola for other technology-related projects; the company is one of Pentair's top ten enclosure and electronic integration customers worldwide.

Pentair's Electrical and Electronic Enclosures Group generated global sales of $643 million in 1999. Pentair Electronic Packaging ( was formed in mid-1999 to focus the Enclosure Group's initiatives on the data communications and telecommunications industries to capitalize on the growth these industries offer. The company has strong relationships and programs with most top-tier telecom equipment providers, including Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Ericsson, Nortel Networks, Cisco Systems, and Tellabs.

Pentair ( is a diversified manufacturer operating in three principal markets: professional tools and equipment, water and fluid technologies, and electrical and electronic enclosures. The company employs 14,000 people in more than 50 locations around the world.