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Eaton Third Quarter Operating Earnings Up 48 Percent Over 2012

DUBLIN, Ireland … Power management company Eaton Corporation announced record sales and operating earnings, driven by the acquisition of Cooper Industries. Operating earnings for the third quarter of 2013, excluding charges of $38 million to integrate recent acquisitions, were $536 million, up 48 percent over the third quarter of 2012. Operating earnings per share for the third quarter of 2013 were $1.12, an increase of 5 percent over the third quarter of 2012. This result reflects the shares issued as part of the acquisition of Cooper Industries and the purchase price accounting charges resulting from the transaction. Sales in the third quarter were $5.6 billion, 42 percent above the third quarter of 2012.

Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer, said, “Our third quarter results were slightly ahead of our second quarter results. We saw little revenue growth from the second quarter while operating earnings per share were higher at $1.12. We had expected that third quarter sales would be approximately $75 million higher than second quarter sales, reflecting the normal seasonal increase from the second to third quarter. Our actual revenue increase from the second to the third quarter was only $5 million, as a result of continued sluggish economic growth around the world. Our third quarter bookings, however, strengthened in our Electrical, Hydraulics, and Aerospace businesses, suggesting that growth is likely to accelerate as we go into 2014.”

Third quarter sales for the Electrical Products segment were $1.8 billion, up 98 percent over 2012, reflecting the impact of the Cooper Industries acquisition. Operating profits in the third quarter were $301 million. Excluding acquisition integration charges of $9 million during the quarter, operating profits were $310 million, up 79 percent over results in 2012.

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