Velcon

Parker Completes Acquisition of Velcon Filters

Parker Completes Acquisition of Velcon Filters

Velcon

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced transaction to acquire Velcon Filters, LLC, from The Sterling Group LP, a private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Velcon is a niche manufacturer of filtration systems, including vessels and replacement cartridges that meet specific requirements for fluid filtration processes in a variety of domestic and international end-markets. Velcon has sales of approximately $115 million and 300 employees globally. The acquired company will become a part of Parker's Filtration Group. Approximately 33% percent of revenues will be reported in the Industrial North America segment and 67% percent reported in the Industrial International segment.

With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2012, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 60,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 56 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com or its investor information web site at www.phstock.com.