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Siemens Industry, Inc.
390 Kent Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007

Press release date: October 29, 2007

ATLANTA - Since opening its doors in 2003, craft brewer Yazoo Brewing Company, Nashville, Tenn., has grown 50 percent annually. To keep up with this consistent annual increase in business, Yazoo has installed the fully scalable Braumat Compact brewery control system from Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.

The system allows small and mid-sized brewers to cost-effectively use the functionality of the proven Braumat package combined with the automation technology platform of the SIMATIC® PCS 7 distributed control system.

Yazoo Owner Linus Hall says the company will initially use the control system for central fermentation temperature control, replacing single-loop controllers throughout the brewery.

"Setting the correct temperature profile has been challenging in the past," Hall says. "We now have better temperature control and consistency. This is the first stage of a multistage expansion. In the future, we look forward to taking advantage of other functions of the control system."

The Braumat library is pre-integrated into the system and provides all the functions needed for automation, monitoring and control, and engineering of a brewery. The all-in-one control system can easily expand to a client/server architecture with dedicated controllers thus supporting the growth and expansion plans of a brewery.

"The Braumat Compact system gives brewers like Yazoo a cost-effective brewing solution based on the powerful and well-known Braumat package," says Ed Montgomery, Siemens Brewing Industry manager. "The system can grow with them and provides the tools to constantly improve the quality and consistency of their craft products."

For more information about the Braumat Compact brewery control system contact Siemens Food and Beverage Center of Competence or call 314-872-1150.

About Yazoo Brewery

The Yazoo Brewery is located in what was once the Marathon Motor Works building in Nashville, Tenn. Since they opened their doors in October of 2003 Yazoo brews have become popular beers, favorites of local Nashvillians and sought out by craft brewing loyalists all over the world. At the 2004 American Brewers Festival in Colorado, Yazoo won the Gold Medal for its Hefeweizen. Brewmaster Linus Hall continues to adhere to the "4 pint principle" and believes in pairing carefully crafted beer with fine foods. Each Yazoo beer is hand-crafted to ensure the first sip is as satisfying as the last.

About Siemens

Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. is one of Siemens' operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. manufactures and markets one of the world's broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems. For more information:

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $107.4 billion in fiscal 2006. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $21.4 billion and employs approximately 67,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 475,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States:
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