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Pentair Increases Dividend for 33rd Consecutive Year

January 5, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2009--Directors of Pentair, Inc. (NYSE:PNR) recently approved an increase in the company's quarterly cash dividend of one cent per share, effective with the quarterly dividend payable in the first quarter of 2009. The new quarterly cash dividend rate - $0.18 cents per share as compared to the previous rate of $0.17 per share - represents a six percent increase.


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 and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and standard, modified, and custom enclosures that house and protect sensitive electronics and electrical components. With 2007 revenues of $3.30 billion, Pentair employs approximately 16,000 people worldwide.

CONTACT: Pentair, Inc.
Todd Gleason, 763-656-5570
Vice President, Investor Relations

Source: Pentair, Inc.