Mergers & Acquisitions

Press Release Summary:

May 13, 2009 - Little Neck, New York, May 11, 2009 -- Leviton Manufacturing Company, North America's leading producer of electrical and electronic wiring devices today announces the acquisition of East Coast Electrical Services, Inc., the Miami-based provider of the EZE-Rough System(TM). "With this acquisition we continue to broaden our offering of time and labor saving solutions for the electrical industry," stated Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton's Chief Operating Officer. "This suite includes innovative products, programs and services such as leaded switches & receptacles, our award winning Lev-LokĀ® devices, Cheetah technology, our fast reaction Make-to-Order program, our recently launched PowerMount(TM) system and now EZE-Rough," Larizadeh added. "As the EZE-Rough system continues to grow and evolve, we are proud to join Leviton," stated Jack Reeve, CEO and founder of EZE-Rough. "We can now better serve our clients with Leviton's logistics capabilities as well as reach a new set of customers in cooperation with Leviton's nationwide sales and distribution network." "As we begin to move past the bottom of the current recession and credit crisis in the months to come, the lessons learned will remain. Builders and contractors need to be more cost conscious and find new and innovative ways to build and expand utilizing innovative technology and smarter tools that keep them competitive and profitable." East Coast Electrical Systems, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary that is part of Leviton's Commercial/Industrial business. About EZE-Rough The EZE-Rough System is a product of East Coast Electrical Services, Inc., privately owned by Mr. Jack Reeve, which had its origin as East Coast Electric, Inc, an electrical contractor founded in 1976 in Miami, Florida. Today, the managing, design, production, and technical staff of East Coast Electrical Services is comprised largely of former East Coast Electric employees. East Coast Electric offered a variety of commercial and industrial electrical installations,specializing in repetitive type construction like apartment buildings, condos, office buildings, interior build outs, and hotels. www.eze-rough.com. About Leviton Manufacturing Leviton Manufacturing is North America's leading manufacturer of electrical and electronic wiring devices. Founded at the dawn of electricity, Leviton has a 103-year long history of product innovation and service excellence. For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing or visit www.leviton.com.

Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. - Melville, NY

Original Press Release

Leviton Acquires EZE-Rough System

Press release date: May 11, 2009

Little Neck, New York, May 11, 2009 -- Leviton Manufacturing Company, North America's leading producer of electrical and electronic wiring devices today announces the acquisition of East Coast Electrical Services, Inc., the Miami-based provider of the EZE-Rough System(TM).

"With this acquisition we continue to broaden our offering of time and labor saving solutions for the electrical industry," stated Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton's Chief Operating Officer. "This suite includes innovative products, programs and services such as leaded switches & receptacles, our award winning Lev-Lok® devices, Cheetah technology, our fast reaction Make-to-Order program, our recently launched PowerMount(TM) system and now EZE-Rough," Larizadeh added.

"As the EZE-Rough system continues to grow and evolve, we are proud to join Leviton," stated Jack Reeve, CEO and founder of EZE-Rough. "We can now better serve our clients with Leviton's logistics capabilities as well as reach a new set of customers in cooperation with Leviton's nationwide sales and distribution network." "As we begin to move past the bottom of the current recession and credit crisis in the months to come, the lessons learned will remain. Builders and contractors need to be more cost conscious and find new and innovative ways to build and expand utilizing innovative technology and smarter tools that keep them competitive and profitable."

East Coast Electrical Systems, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary that is part of Leviton's Commercial/Industrial business.

About EZE-Rough

The EZE-Rough System is a product of East Coast Electrical Services, Inc., privately owned by Mr. Jack Reeve, which had its origin as East Coast Electric, Inc, an electrical contractor founded in 1976 in Miami, Florida. Today, the managing, design, production, and technical staff of East Coast Electrical Services is comprised largely of former East Coast Electric employees. East Coast Electric offered a variety of commercial and industrial electrical installations,specializing in repetitive type construction like apartment buildings, condos, office buildings, interior build outs, and hotels. www.eze-rough.com.

About Leviton Manufacturing

Leviton Manufacturing is North America's leading manufacturer of electrical and electronic wiring devices. Founded at the dawn of electricity, Leviton has a 103-year long history of product innovation and service excellence. For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing or visit www.leviton.com.