Emerson Climate Technologies to Utilize Embraco Products Under Copeland Brand

Emerson Climate Technologies to Utilize Embraco Products Under Copeland Brand

Emerson Climate Technologies Renews Long Standing Business Agreement with International Compressor Manufacturer, Embraco

ST. LOUIS, March 29, 2011 – Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), and Embraco, a business of Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), today announced the renewal of the appointment of Emerson Climate Technologies as Embraco’s North American distributor.

This agreement leverages the strengths of each company. Embraco’s quality and best-in-class technology complement Emerson Climate Technologies’ highly regarded customer support system, considerable application knowledge and significant wholesaler distribution network, currently consisting of over 950 Emerson wholesalers.

“I am confident that by doing business with Emerson Climate Technologies, our customers will be better served. Both companies have so much to bring to the table”, said Ernani Pautasso Nunes Jr. of Embraco. “Emerson brings a longstanding reputation including decades of experience in service and distribution. And, Embraco offers cutting-edge technology and innovation.”

This agreement will help customers to deliver solutions that address various concerns, including energy regulations and global warming. According to Ram Krishnan, president, Emerson Climate Technologies refrigeration division, “Emerson Climate Technologies’ current strengths and reputation are enhanced by doing business with Embraco. This agreement will allow us to bring more value to our customers, which is something that we always strive for.”

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.

About Embraco
Embraco, specializing in cooling solutions, is the world leader in the segment of hermetic compressors for refrigeration. With main offices located in Brazil, Embraco also has factories in Italy, Slovakia and China, in addition to three business offices in the United States, Mexico and Italy. Founded in March of 1971, it currently employs approximately 10 thousand people and has a production capacity of over 25 million compressors per year.  These compressors are exported to more than 80 countries around the world.

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Holly Michael
Fahlgren Mortine PR