Pentair Announces Additional Share Repurchase Authorization

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentair Ltd. (NYSE: PNR) today announced that its board authorized a share repurchase program of $800 million, which will expire on December 31, 2015.  The $800 million authorization is in addition to the $400 million authorization announced on September 28, 2012, and the aggregate $1.2 billion share repurchase authorization is consistent with the March, 2012 merger announcement.

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains statements that Pentair believes to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the anticipated benefits of the merger or Pentair's anticipated financial results, are forward-looking statements. Without limitation, any statements preceded or followed by or that include the words "targets", "plans", "believes", "expects", "intends", "will", "likely", "may", "anticipates", "estimates", "projects", "should", "would", "expect", "positioned", "strategy", "future" or words, phrases or terms of similar substance or the negative thereof, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond Pentair's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the ability to successfully integrate Pentair and the flow control business and achieve expected benefits from the merger; overall global economic and business conditions; competition and pricing pressures in the markets Pentair serves; the strength of housing and related markets; volatility in currency exchange rates and commodity prices; inability to generate savings from excellence in operations initiatives consisting of lean enterprise, supply management and cash flow practices; increased risks associated with operating foreign businesses; the ability to deliver backlog and win future project work; failure of market to accept new product introductions and enhancements; the impact of changes in laws and regulations, including those that limit U.S. tax benefits; the outcome of litigation and governmental proceedings; and the ability to achieve Pentair's long-term strategic operating goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in Pentair's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including in the proxy statement/prospectus that Pentair filed with the SEC on August 3, 2012 in connection with the merger. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Pentair assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update the information contained in this press release.

ABOUT PENTAIR LTD.
Pentair Ltd. (www.pentair.com) delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers' diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection.  With pro forma 2011 revenues of more than $7 billion, Pentair employs more than 30,000 people worldwide.

PENTAIR CONTACTS:
Jim Lucas
Vice President, Investor Relations
Tel.: 763-656-5575
E-mail: jim.lucas@pentair.com

Betsy Day
Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel.: 763-656-5537
Email:  betsy.day@pentair.com

SOURCE Pentair Ltd.



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