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July 10, 2012 - Offering functions that address applications such as dispensing, quality, and electronic batch recording, Rockwell Software PharmaSuite v4.0 helps regulated manufacturers meet operational goals and productivity requirements in consistent, predictable manner. Manufacturing execution system (MES) software, based on S88 and S95 standards, tracks material, equipment, and personnel involved in manufacturing process and maintains complete electronic batch record.

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Original Press Release

Latest Rockwell Automation Investment in PharmaSuite MES Solution Brings New Performance and Improved Time to Results to the Life Sciences Industry

Press release date: June 28, 2012

New functionality dramatically reduces time and effort to define and maintain master recipes, virtually eliminating paper from the shop floor

MILWAUKEE - Rockwell Automation today announced its latest release of Rockwell Software PharmaSuite, version 4.0, the next generation of manufacturing execution system software specifically targeting regulated industries. Leveraging more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing, Rockwell Software PharmaSuite enhancements set a new standard for lower risk, lower cost and time to results while meeting the regulatory requirements found in the life sciences industry.

"The enhancements to Rockwell Software PharmaSuite reinforce our commitment to the life sciences industry," said John Genovesi, vice president, Information Software and Process Business, Rockwell Automation. "The new version offers significant performance, usability and deployment advantages enabling our customers to reduce cost of compliance and improve their manufacturing capabilities."

Rockwell Software PharmaSuite contains a comprehensive set of functions that address the most common applications, like dispensing, quality and electronic batch recording. The software suite allows regulated manufacturers to meet their operational goals and productivity requirements in a consistent and predictable way. The software tracks material, equipment and personnel involved in the manufacturing process and maintains a complete electronic batch record.

Rockwell Software PharmaSuite is based on S88 and S95 standards which allows for better integration with other enterprise systems involved in manufacturing operations. The software suite is built on the FactoryTalk ProductionCentre platform, proven in multiple installations across different industries and scales of deployments. It leverages a service-oriented architecture for cost-effective, flexible deployment and integration with business and automation systems. Its object-oriented design makes it simple and quick to build and modify applications, and systematically deploy them across multiple sites.

According to Janice Abel, principal consultant for ARC Advisory Group, "Rockwell Software PharmaSuite offers a comprehensive solution for the supply chain and manufacturing that can be used for collaboration and integration to enforce quality and compliance, reduce costs and increase efficiencies in the life sciences industries."

"From the very beginning of PharmaSuite development we embarked on a path of relentless innovation in pursuit of time to results for every user. With every new release we broke limitations in performance, usability and deployment time previously known in life science manufacturing execution systems. Release 4.0 takes this tradition even further with introduction of Intelligent Migration and Modeling Support in recipe authoring, and extensive enhancements in performance and content extension capabilities," said Vladimir Preysman, chief software strategist, Rockwell Automation. "We are especially proud of our Intelligent Migration which allows customers in regulated industries to adopt our technology innovations while minimizing cost of validation and disruption to operations."

About Rockwell Automation Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs over 21,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information:

ยท Rockwell Software PharmaSuite 4.0 http://www.rockwellautomation.com/rockwellsoftware/lifesciences/

Media contacts: Tina Cook Rockwell Automation 512.438.1468 tdcook@ra.rockwell.com

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