Regal Beloit Finalizes Deal

September 24, 2007
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BELOIT, Wis. - Regal Beloit Corp. acquired Jakel Inc. and completed the previously announced acquisition of the Fasco Residential/Commercial and Fasco Asia/Pacific operations from Tecumseh Products Co.

Both of the acquired businesses manufacture and market motors and blower systems for a variety of air moving applications including alternative fuels systems, water heaters, HVAC systems, and other commercial segments. The two independent businesses will be combined and operate as a single unit as part of the company’s electrical segment.

The purchase price for the Fasco businesses was approximately $220 million. The purchase price for Jakel was not disclosed. The purchase prices for both businesses were paid in cash, but are subject to final working capital and other customary post close adjustments.

Regal Beloit expects the combined businesses to add approximately $30 million and $85 million to sales for the third and fourth quarters of 2007, respectively. The acquired businesses are anticipated to add approximately $355 million to sales in 2008.

“These businesses are a synergistic and natural fit with Regal Beloit’s current product offerings,” said Henry Knueppel, chairman and CEO of Regal Beloit. “Specifically, these acquisitions will allow us to expand our offering of energy-efficient systems solutions to our customers, in addition to expanding our global manufacturing and commercial footprints, and furthering our ability to bring innovative products to our customers.”

The six facilities included with the acquisitions are Fasco’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Eldon and Cassville, Missouri; Piedras Negras, Mexico; Bangkok, Thailand; and Melbourne, Australia. It also includes Jakel’s manufacturing facility in Piedras Negras, Mexico.

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Publication date: 09/24/2007

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