Cooper Industries' Products Named Finalists in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2012 Product of the Year Competition


Innovative products from seven Cooper subsidiaries recognized as finalists in annual trade competition

DUBLIN - Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), a global provider of electrical solutions, is proud to announce that 14 products from seven of its subsidiaries have been named finalists in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's prestigious 2012 Product of the Year competition.

Created to provide top product information for readers, the annual Product of the Year competition is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical and plumbing systems engineering markets.

This year's finalists from Cooper Industries include:

o Cooper B-Line

o Rapid Ring(TM) Self-Adjusting Prefab Ring

o Cooper Bussmann

o 1200A Quik-Spec Control Panel Fusible Panelboard

o FUSETRON Energy Efficient RK5

o Modular Fuse Holder

o Surge Protective Devices

o Cooper Crouse-Hinds

o Champ FMV LED Floodlights

o ACE Explosionproof Variable Frequency Drive

o Cooper Lighting

o Corelite Loft Micro LED Luminaire

o Lumark Crosstour(TM)

o Metalux Retrofit Kits

o Cooper Notification

o WAVES High Power Speaker Arrays (HPSA-7100 Series)

o Cooper Power Systems

o Cleer 600A Load Break Connectors

o Cooper Wiring Devices

o ArrowLink Push-In Connectors

o Combination USB Charger with Tamper Resistant Receptacle

By constantly striving to expand the technical solutions and value it can offer to its customers, Cooper Industries continues to position itself as a leader in the industry. Just this year, the company was named the top innovator by The Patent Board and continues to bring in numerous awards from major trade publications and professional organizations.

"In addition to positioning Cooper as an industry leader, our impressive number of Consulting-Specifying Engineer finalist entries further validates our commitment to functional and technical product excellence," said Cooper Industries Chairman and CEO Kirk Hachigian. "At Cooper, much of our success can be attributed to a continued focus on innovation with the goal of better servicing our customers through new product development and the introduction of improved technologies."

For more information on all finalists in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year Awards visit www.csemag.com.

To learn more about Cooper Industries and its comprehensive range of electrical products and solutions, visit www.cooperindustries.com.

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.

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