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  • 16 December 2009 14:47

Emerson Completes Acquisition of Avocent

Deal Bolsters Emerson Network Power’s Data Center Infrastructure Management Capabilities

St. Louis – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, strengthened its data center infrastructure management portfolio with today’s official announcement of the company’s completed acquisition of Avocent Corporation. Avocent’s technologies and solutions provide additional visibility into the data center infrastructure, bolstering Emerson Network Power’s infrastructure management capabilities and ultimately giving data center managers better control of energy consumption, IT operations and costs.

“This addition allows us to combine physical infrastructure and IT device knowledge to give Emerson Network Power the most comprehensive infrastructure management solution on the market and a set of capabilities previously unavailable from any single source,” said Ed Feeney, Emerson executive vice president, and business leader of Emerson Network Power. ”Combining Avocent's technologies with our own data center power, cooling and infrastructure management solutions will allow us to help our customers better manage reliability, availability and lifecycle costs through a simple yet comprehensive view of the complete data center physical infrastructure."

Avocent's infrastructure management technology is recognized as a leader in managing IT device operations and performance information, blending hardware, software and embedded technologies in a unified platform that simplifies monitoring, managing and problem solving in any size data center. By improving visibility and access across a wide range of physical infrastructure, Avocent technologies complement Emerson Network Power's existing power, precision cooling and monitoring solutions.

Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, Avocent recorded sales in 2008 of $657 million. For more information on this acquisition or any of the products and solutions from Emerson Network Power, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com. ###

About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.emersonnetworkpower.com.

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 to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson’s sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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