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Pentair Names Karen Keegans as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

May 10, 2016

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom - May 10, 2016 - Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) announced  today that it has named Karen Keegans as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective June 1.

Keegans joins Pentair with more than 20 years of corporate HR experience, most recently as vice president and chief human resources officer of Praxair, Inc.  Prior to joining Praxair in 2012, Karen was at Monsanto for six years where she had increasing HR leadership roles, gaining global exposure across all business areas and was most recently VP, HR, Global Manufacturing.

Originally from Canada, Keegans has enjoyed a career spanning several industries including Financial Services and manufacturing. She has experience in sales, management and audit.

"We are pleased to have Karen joining us as our new leader for Human Resources," said Randall J. Hogan, Pentair chairman and CEO.  "With her extensive HR experience in large global companies, we welcome her leadership in advancing our company."

Keegans earned her bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario.  She will be based in Minneapolis at Pentair's main U.S. offices.

About Pentair
Pentair plc ( delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers' diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With 2015 revenues of $6.4 billion, Pentair employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide.


Pentair contact:
Rebecca Osborn
Senior Manager, External Communications
Tel: 763-656-5589