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Emerson Network Power Announces Strategic IT Partnership in the Middle East and North Africa

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Alliance with Mindware will help small and medium businesses in the region effectively manage dynamic IT environments</i> </p>

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Emerson Network Power Announces Strategic IT Partnership in the Middle East and North Africa09:00 EDT Wednesday, October 10, 2012 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Business Wire) -- Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity, and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has announced a strategic alliance with regional distributor Mindware in the Middle East and North Africa. Through the agreement, Mindware will deliver critical infrastructure products and solutions from Emerson Network Power to small and medium businesses in the region. Emerson Network Power is strengthening its presence in emerging markets such as the Middle East and Africa by serving the needs of small and medium businesses through an expanding IT channel. Adding to a strong portfolio of established systems integrators in the region, Emerson Network Power's collaboration with Mindware bolsters this capability. “In our three decades in the region, we have built strong partnerships and can proudly say that we are a major player in the medium and large data center infrastructure market. The next step is to expand our reach in the small and medium market through the IT channel, and there is no better way to do so than through a partner like Mindware,” said Pierre Havenga, managing director for Emerson Network Power in the Middle East and North Africa. “The addition of Mindware to our established partner network will contribute toward achieving year-on-year double-digit growth in the region.” Mindware will deliver Emerson Network Power's single-phase uninterruptible power systems, power distribution units, racks and accessories to Mindware's 2,500-strong regional reseller network and team of certified consultants, coupled with an unprecedented level of specialist consultancy and after-sales support across the region. Training and support will be vital components of the partnership so that resellers are equipped to ensure small and medium businesses benefit from the technology and meet their evolving infrastructure needs. “Economic diversification is fuelling growth in sectors from oil and gas to manufacturing, finance, transportation, communications, and healthcare across the Middle East and North Africa,” said Mario Gay, general manager at Mindware. “Typically, these are businesses that cannot compromise on mission-critical infrastructure to underpin their operations. At Mindware, we are committed to partnering with the world's best-known brands to offer a one-stop-shop for world-class innovation coupled with the essential value-added consultancy and support services that make a reliable investment. Our collaboration with Emerson Network Power is a strategic addition to our portfolio, taking our business into the field of critical infrastructure and enabling us to offer exactly the right solutions for these customers.” About Mindware Mindware is the leading distributor of leading global IT brands in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The company services more than 2,500 resellers in the MENA region and is headquartered in Dubai Internet City. The company was launched in 1991 in Dubai and now has offices in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. The company has ISO 9001:2000 certification, a first for an IT distributor in the Middle East. About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, delivers software, hardware, and services that maximize availability, capacity, and efficiency for data centers and healthcare and industrial facilities. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands. Our 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 for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com. For EmersonMonica Howald, 314-982-6233monica.howald@fleishman.com