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Cooper Industries / Electronics Diversified

Electronics Diversified, Inc (EDI) was a leading manufacturer of high performance theatrical lighting and controls products including high density dimmer racks, protocol devices, and a complete line of power distribution for live performance, religious and performing arts facilities, and other demanding applications.

July 21, 2009 – Cooper Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of Cooper Industries, LTD. (NYSE: CBE), announced that it has entered into a technology and marketing agreement with Electronics Diversified, Inc (EDI). Under the terms of the agreement, Cooper Controls has acquired various IP and technology assets. EDI went out of business in 2011.

About Cooper Controls

Cooper Controls, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd., is the new force in lighting control, bringing together over 30 years of expertise ranging from architectural, through energy saving to entertainment markets. Cooper Controls has world class brands, that when combined with the service and innovation of Cooper Industries, ensure that your installation will be cost effective, flexible and above all reliable. The focus for Cooper Controls is to be the global leader in lighting controls. Cooper Controls includes leading brands such as iLight, iLumin (North America), Greengate, and Zero88.

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2008 revenues of $6.5 billion, approximately 88 percent of which are from electrical products. Founded in 1833, Cooper’s sustained level of success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation, evolving business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards, and meeting customer needs. The Company has eight operating divisions with leading market share positions and world-class products and brands including: Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2008, 61 percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and 37 percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper, which has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2008, is incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, TX.

On November 30, 2012, Eaton announced its completion of acquisition of Cooper Industries.

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