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Eaton Names Donald H. Bullock Jr., Senior Vice President – Investor Relations; William C. Hartman to Retire in June 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Eaton Names Donald H. Bullock Jr., Senior Vice President – Investor Relations; William C. Hartman to Retire in June 201111:32 EDT Wednesday, April 27, 2011 CLEVELAND (Business Wire) -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced that Donald H. Bullock Jr., has been named senior vice president – Investor Relations, effective immediately. He succeeds William C. Hartman, who will retire June 30. Bullock will report to Richard Fearon, vice chairman and chief financial and planning officer. "Don's experience in several key senior positions at Eaton as well as his substantial international experience provides him with an extensive set of tools to use in his new role leading our investor relations function," said Fearon. "I am confident Don will be able to build on the strong investor relations program that Bill Hartman has crafted during the 25 years he led the function." Bullock joined Eaton as director of Finance Reengineering in 1998, and has held a wide variety of senior positions including vice president – Information Technologies and chief information officer; vice president – Asia/Pacific; vice president and general manager of the General Products Division; and vice president – Investor Relations. Bullock received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University and a master's in business administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Hartman will continue to report to Richard Fearon, focusing through June 2011 on managing the company's upcoming worldwide leadership conference. "I want to extend my sincere thanks to Bill for capably leading our investor relations department over the last 25 years," said Fearon. "Bill has done an outstanding job communicating our strategy to the investment community and leaves behind a large network of friends both inside and outside Eaton." Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com. Eaton CorporationScott Schroeder, 216-523-5150scottrschroeder@eaton.com