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PPG's William H. Hernandez Named to Pentair Board of Directors

July 25, 2001

MINNEAPOLIS, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentair (NYSE: PNR) today announced it has named William H. Hernandez to a new seat on the Pentair board of directors. Hernandez, 53, is senior vice president, Finance, of PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG), an $8.6 billion manufacturer of protective and decorative coatings, flat and fabricated glass, continuous-strand fiberglass products, and chlor-alkali and specialty chemicals. Hernandez, who will stand for election by shareholders at Pentair's 2002 shareholders' meeting, brings the number of Pentair board members to 10.

Hernandez joined PPG Industries as controller in 1990, was named vice president and controller in 1994, and was elected to his current post in 1995. Previously, Hernandez held group and corporate management posts during 16 years with Borg-Warner Corp., where he was vice president of Finance and Planning and chief financial officer of Borg-Warner Automotive when he left for PPG. Earlier, he was associated with Ford Motor Co. A Certified Management Accountant, Hernandez is a member of The Conference Board Council of Financial Executives, the CFO Task Force of the Private Sector Council, the National Association of Accountants, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Financial Executives Institute, and the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business Council of Executive Advisors. Hernandez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance and Commerce and an MBA degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business administration.

Pentair ( ) is a St. Paul-based manufacturer whose core businesses compete in tools, water technologies, and enclosures markets. The company employs 13,000 people in more than 50 locations around the world.

For more information, contact: Mark Cain for Pentair, 651-639-5278.

SOURCE Pentair

CONTACT: Mark Cain for Pentair, +1-651-639-5278