Pentair Announces EU Clearance for Merger with Tyco International's Flow Control Business

Jul 11, 2012, 17:34 ET from Pentair

MINNEAPOLIS, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR) today announced that the European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the previously announced proposed transaction to combine the flow control business of Tyco International Ltd. with Pentair in a tax-free, all-stock merger.  This clearance satisfies one of the conditions to closing of the merger, which remains subject to approval of the spin-off by Tyco shareholders, the approval of the merger by Pentair shareholders, other foreign regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This communication may contain certain statements about Pentair, Inc. ("Pentair"), Tyco Flow Control International Ltd. ("Tyco Flow") and Tyco International Ltd. ("Tyco") that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release may include statements about the expected effects on Pentair, Tyco Flow and Tyco of the proposed merger of Pentair and Tyco Flow (the "Merger"), the anticipated timing and benefits of the Merger, Pentair's and Tyco Flow's anticipated standalone or combined financial results and all other statements in this document other than historical facts. 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 statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Pentair, Tyco Flow and Tyco (as the case may be) and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions include: the satisfaction of the conditions to the Merger and other risks related to the completion of the Merger and actions related thereto; Pentair's and Tyco's ability to complete the Merger on anticipated terms and schedule, including the ability to obtain shareholder or regulatory approvals of the Merger and related transactions; risks relating to any unforeseen liabilities of Pentair or Tyco Flow; future capital expenditures, expenses, revenues, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses and future prospects; business and management strategies and the expansion and growth of Pentair's or Tyco Flow's operations; Pentair's and Tyco Flow's ability to integrate successfully after the Merger and achieve anticipated synergies; the effects of government regulation on Pentair's or Tyco Flow's businesses; the risk that disruptions from the transaction will harm Pentair's or Tyco Flow's business; Pentair's, Tyco Flow's and Tyco's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions generally; and other factors detailed in Pentair's and Tyco's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including their Annual Reports on Form 10-K under the caption "Risk Factors". Forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date hereof, and none of Pentair, Tyco Flow or Tyco undertakes any obligation to update publicly such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Additional Information

The Merger will be submitted to a vote of Pentair shareholders and the proposed distribution of Tyco Flow to Tyco shareholders (the "Distribution") will be submitted to a vote of Tyco shareholders. On May 8, 2012, Tyco Flow filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, as subsequently amended, containing a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus regarding the Merger. On May 8, 2012, Tyco Flow filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-1, as subsequently amended, containing a preliminary prospectus and Tyco filed with the SEC a preliminary proxy statement regarding the Distribution. The preliminary proxy statement/prospectus regarding the Merger, the preliminary prospectus regarding the Distribution and the Tyco preliminary proxy statement are available free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Pentair plans to file with the SEC and mail to its shareholders a definitive proxy statement regarding the Merger and Tyco plans to file with the SEC and mail to its shareholders a definitive proxy statement regarding the Distribution. Shareholders are urged to read the Form S-4 containing the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, the Form S-1 containing the preliminary prospectus and the Tyco preliminary proxy statement, which are available now, and the Form S-4 containing the definitive proxy statement/prospectus regarding the Merger, the Form S-1 containing the definitive prospectus regarding the Distribution and the Tyco definitive proxy statement and any other relevant documents when they become available, because they will contain important information about Pentair, Tyco and Tyco Flow and the proposed transactions. The definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Merger, the definitive prospectus relating to the Distribution, the Tyco definitive proxy statement and other documents relating to the proposed transaction (when they are available) can be obtained free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. These documents (when they are available) can also be obtained free of charge from Pentair upon written request to Investor Relations Department, Pentair, Inc., 5500 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 800, Minneapolis, MN, 55416, or by calling (763) 545-1730 or from Tyco or Tyco Flow upon written request to Investor Relations Department, Tyco International Ltd., 9 Roszel Road, Princeton, NJ, 08540, or by calling (609) 720-4200.

Participants in the Solicitation

Pentair and Tyco and certain of their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction under the rules of the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of Pentair may be found in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the SEC on February 21, 2012, the definitive proxy statement relating to its 2012 annual meeting of shareholders filed with the SEC on March 9, 2012 and Tyco Flow's registration statement on Form S-4 containing the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Merger, which was filed with the SEC on May 8, 2012, as subsequently amended. Information about the directors and executive officers of Tyco may be found in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2011 filed with the SEC on November 16, 2011, the definitive proxy statement relating to its 2012 annual general meeting of shareholders filed with the SEC on January 13, 2012 and Tyco's preliminary proxy statement, which was filed with the SEC on May 8, 2012. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Additional information regarding the interests of these participants will also be included in the definitive proxy statements when it becomes available.

About Pentair, Inc.

Pentair (www.pentair.com) is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pentair Water and Fluid Solutions is a leading provider of innovative water and fluid processing products and solutions used in a wide range of applications. Pentair Technical Products is a leading provider of products that enclose and protect some of the world's most sensitive electronics and electrical equipment, ensuring their safe, secure and reliable performance. With 2011 revenues of $3.5 billion, Pentair employs over 15,000 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

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