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Pentair Announces 13% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend

December 20, 2007

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2007--Directors of Pentair, Inc. (NYSE:PNR) recently approved an increase in the company's regular quarterly cash dividend of thirteen percent, or two cents per share, effective with the quarterly dividend payable in the first quarter of 2008. The new quarterly cash dividend rate - $.0.17 cents per share as compared to the previous rate of $0.15 per share - represents Pentair's thirty-first (31st) consecutive annual dividend increase.

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 Technical Products 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 2006 revenues of $3.15 billion, Pentair employs approximately 15,000 people worldwide.

CONTACT: Pentair Contacts:
Investor Relations:
Todd Gleason, 763-656-5570
Rachael Jarosh, 763-656-5280

SOURCE: Pentair, Inc.