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Pentair Water Treatment Appointed Exclusive Distributor of T&T Pumps

April 30, 2002
ST. PAUL, Minn., Apr 30, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Pentair (NYSE: PNR) today announced that its Pentair Water Treatment business has been appointed the exclusive distributor of T&T-brand pumps for reverse osmosis (RO) water purification applications. Based in Fairmont, W.Va., T&T Pumps is a leading brand of high performance pumps used in RO applications.

"Pentair Water Treatment already provides the global RO water purification market with a broad product line, including CodeLine membrane housings, Fleck control valves, and Structural pressure vessels. With the addition of T&T pumps, we now have a product offering that is second to none. T&T, meanwhile, will realize the benefits of our broad worldwide distribution network," said Richard J. Cathcart, president and COO of Pentair's Water Technologies Group.

According to Pentair, T&T's stainless steel multi-stage pumps expands Pentair's product offering for RO water purification. The structure of the distribution partnership calls for Pentair to market and sell T&T-made pumps in global water treatment markets, while T&T will continue to provide customer service and technical support for their products.

"T&T pumps have been proven in a variety of applications -- from three miles underground in the harsh conditions of the mining industry, to the ultra clean environment of the semiconductor industry," says Jim Stephens, director of Industrial/Municipal Markets for Pentair Water Treatment. "The leading manufacturers of RO equipment prefer T&T pumps because of their performance, reliability, and low maintenance cost. Having T&T pumps in our water purification product line gives Pentair Water Treatment a strong competitive advantage."

Pentair Water Treatment holds the leading position in the worldwide water treatment control valve and fiberglass pressure vessel market. It manufactures a wide range of control valves for residential, commercial, and industrial water conditioning systems. The business also offers an industry leading range of fiberglass/composite pressure vessels and storage tanks. Brand names within Pentair Water Treatment include Fleck, SIATA, CodeLine, Structural, and WellMate.

Pentair ( ) is a St. Paul-based manufacturer whose core businesses compete in tools, water technologies, and enclosures markets. The company employs 11,500 people in more than 50 locations around the world.

Any statements made about the company's anticipated financial results are forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date hereof and the company undertakes no obligation to update publicly such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Actual results could differ materially from anticipated results.

SOURCE Pentair, Inc.

CONTACT: Mark Cain of Pentair, Inc., +1-651-639-5278