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Pentair Increases Dividend for 34th Consecutive Year

January 7, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 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 2010. The new annual cash dividend rate - $0.76 cents per share as compared to the previous rate of $0.72 per share - represents a six percent increase.

About Pentair, Inc.

Pentair ( is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, 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 protect sensitive electronics and the people that use them. With 2008 revenues of $3.35 billion, Pentair employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide.

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