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Pentair Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

October 13, 2005

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Directors of Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 13 cents per share payable November 11, 2005, to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 28, 2005.

About Pentair, Inc.

Pentair ( ) is a diversified operating company headquartered in Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair's Enclosures Group is a leader in the global enclosures market, designing and manufacturing standard, modified and custom enclosures that house and protect sensitive electronics and electrical components. With 2004 revenues from continuing operations of $2.28 billion, or $2.76 billion on a pro forma basis, Pentair has approximately 13,000 employees worldwide.

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