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Dec. 15, 2006: Emerson Enters Into Agreement to Distribute Embraco Products

December 15, 2006

ST. LOUIS - Emerson Climate Technologies Inc., a business of Emerson, and international compressor manufacturer Embraco, a business of Whirlpool, have announced the appointment of Emerson Climate Technologies as Embraco’s North American distributor.

According to the companies, this agreement leverages the strengths of each firm: Embraco’s technology complements Emerson Climate Technologies’ customer support system, application knowledge, and significant wholesale distribution network, currently consisting of over 950 Emerson wholesalers.

“I am confident that by doing business with Emerson Climate Technologies, our customers will be better served. Both companies have so much to bring to the table,” said Laercio Hardt of Embraco. “Emerson brings a longstanding reputation including decades of experience in service and distribution. And, Embraco offers cutting-edge technology and innovation.”

David Dunbar, president, Emerson Climate Technologies refrigeration division, said, “Emerson Climate Technologies’ current strengths and reputation are enhanced by doing business with Embraco. This agreement will allow us to bring more value to our customers, which is something that we always strive for.”

Publication date: 12/11/2006