Emerson Acquires The Automation Group

AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 9, 2008) - Emerson today announced that it has acquired The Automation Group (TAG) of Houston, Texas. TAG becomes part of Emerson Process Management, expanding Emerson's capabilities for providing technical and management services for the design, engineering and implementation of process automation systems for the refinery, petrochemical, oil and gas production and other industries. Terms of the deal were not announced.

"TAG's depth of expertise for upgrading existing facilities and delivering new projects is highly complementary to our own existing capabilities," said John Berra, president, Emerson Process Management. "The acquisition expands our ability to address industry needs for automation engineering and project management solutions. We are committed to growing our worldwide design, engineering and implementation capabilities and this acquisition will make a substantial contribution to that goal."

"Emerson's global reach and technological leadership will help us to better serve our valued existing customers, as well as new ones," said Steve Paulson, president of TAG. "Our organizations are well aligned in terms of our strong focus on meeting customer needs and our shared commitment to the refining, petrochemical and oil and gas production industries. Joining Emerson will make it possible to deliver a broader advantage in the implementation of process control systems required to meet increasingly complex needs."

TAG provides process automation/control system engineering, instrument and electrical design, project management services to the refining, petrochemical, chemical and coal power industries. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has branches in Corpus Christi, Texas, Bloomington, Minnesota, Concord, California, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. TAG supports all of the leading process automation systems and will continue to do so.

TAG's expertise covers a wide range of process automation technologies including distributed control systems (DCSs), safety shutdown systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interfaces (HMIs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), process analyzers, control networks, control room design and system documentation.

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, DeltaV, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Mobrey, Bristol, Daniel, Ovation, and AMS Suite.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion.