Circuit Breakers feature UL and IEC main standards.

Press Release Summary:

Record Plus(TM) global line of molded case circuit breakers provide interruption capacity of 150 kA at 480 V. Wide magnetic ranges meet energy-efficiency standards, while low let-through energy means less system stress and longer life. Circuit breakers are suited for distribution switchboards, panelboards, control panels, and variety of other industrial electrical distribution products.

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Global Platform Delivers Improves Flexibility and Increases Performance

Plainville, Connecticut - August 19, 2003 - GE Industrial Systems, a business unit of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), announced today the launch of the first frame in a new global line of current limiting molded case circuit breakers featuring both UL and IEC main standards. This new line of circuit breakers, including the 100A frame that is currently being launched, delivers increased electrical protection performance, higher reliability and improved application flexibility for industrial applications.

Used extensively in distribution switchboard, panelboards, control panels and a variety of other industrial electrical distribution products, the global line of circuit breakers is currently available in Europe, and will be available in North America in August 2003 beginning with the 100A frame and will be followed by the remaining frame sizes. The Record Plus(TM) global line of circuit breakers offer several improved protection performance including:

o High Interruption Capacity 150kA @ 480V across all frames-excellent system protection with wider application range
o Low Let-Through Energy -less system stress, higher reliability, longer life
o "Best in Class" electrical and mechanical endurance
o High Performance Trip Units -wider magnetic ranges to meet new energy-efficiency standards
o Improved Calibration Accuracy - improved application performance
o Smaller Frame Size - Space/cost saving footprints
o Global Ratings -Ease of selection of one global product
o Outstanding Endurance and Reliability - Extended life, improved reliability

"The improved reliability, and increased performance results in longer life for our customer´s product by enabling less downtime and providing overall lower cost of ownership," said Larry Blystone, vice president, Electrical Products, GE Industrial Systems. "Our Industrial customers will benefit from a simplified, global platform and will be able to translate the breaker´s high performance, high quality and global ratings into their own product platforms."

About GE Industrial Systems
GE Industrial Systems spans the globe as an industry leader in integrated industrial equipment, systems and services. The business brings to customers the latest technological products used to distribute, protect and control electrical power and equipment, and provides innovative product and service solutions for commercial, industrial, residential and utility applications. For more information visit the website at

For more information, contact:
Terry Dunn
GE Industrial Systems
Tel: +1.860.747.7397

Michelle May
GE Industrial Systems - Power Control Technologies
Tel: 770-999-7295

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