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Pentair Shareholders Approve Change in Place of Incorporation to Ireland

May 20, 2014

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland - May 20, 2014 - Pentair Ltd. (NYSE: PNR) today announced that its shareholders voted to approve changing  the place of incorporation of the publicly traded parent company of Pentair from Switzerland to Ireland.

Based on the results of the extraordinary general meeting of Pentair shareholders held today, approximately 99 percent of Pentair's common shares voted at the meeting were voted in favor of the merger agreement pursuant to which the change in the place of incorporation will be effected.

Pentair currently expects the change of the place of incorporation to be finalized during the week of June 1, 2014, subject to certain governmental approvals.


This press release contains statements that we believe to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Without limitation, any statements preceded or followed by or that include the words "targets," "goals," "plans," "believes," "expects," "intends," "will," "likely," "may," "anticipates," "estimates," "projects," "should," "would," "positioned," "strategy," "future," "outlook," "opportunity" or words, phrases or terms of similar substance or the negative thereof, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the ability to successfully complete the change in place of incorporation and achieve the expected benefits from such change and the change in tax residence; the ability to successfully integrate the Flow Control business and achieve expected benefits from such combination; overall global economic and business conditions; competition and pricing pressures in the markets we serve; the strength of housing and related markets; volatility in currency exchange rates and commodity prices; inability to generate savings from excellence in operations initiatives consisting of lean enterprise, supply management and cash flow practices; increased risks associated with operating foreign businesses; the ability to deliver backlog and win future project work; failure of markets to accept new product introductions and enhancements; the impact of changes in laws and regulations, including those that limit U.S. tax benefits; the outcome of litigation and governmental proceedings; and the ability to achieve our long-term strategic operating goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 29, 2014 and our 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this communication. Pentair Ltd. assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update the information contained in this communication.


Pentair Ltd. ( delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers' diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With 2013 revenues of $7.5 billion, Pentair employs more than 30,000 people worldwide.



Jim Lucas
Vice President, Investor Relations
Direct: 763-656-5575

Rebecca Osborn
Senior Manager, External Communications
Direct: 763-656-5589