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Australian Alumina Refinery Awards Honeywell $10 Million Contract for Automation and Control

PHOENIX, Arizona, and SYDNEY, Australia, May 21, 2002 — The Industry
Solutions business of Honeywell [NYSE:HON] today announced that Comalco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto, has selected it as the automation and control system supplier for its state-of-the-art Comalco Alumina Refinery (CAR) at Gladstone, Queensland, Australia.

Honeywell will provide the Distributed Control System (DCS); Process
Information System, including Hi-Spec’s Uniformance® business highway integration; data, voice and video networks; field instrumentation; and the security systems, including the Honeywell Digital Video Manager CCTV system.

“This unique and complex project required experience and innovation – both of which Honeywell provides,” said Trevor Peters, General Manager – Operations. “When fully operational, the solution will combine a high level of automation, to deliver high levels of safety and productivity and the least amount of process surge.”

“A number of factors contributed to the development of this project at Comalco,” said Terry Sutter, President of Honeywell Industry Solutions. “Most importantly, our design team has been part of the conceptual design and feasibility study efforts for the project over the past five years. Our people were integrated into the Bechtel Australia (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contractor for the Comalco Alumina Refinery) Design Team to develop a solution which was unique to this site and Comalco’s vision of 21st Century alumina refinery.”

The initial phase of the Refinery will have a design capacity of 1.4 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of alumina, expandable to 4.0 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) dependent on market requirements. The construction and commissioning of the Refinery will be completed in three years with the first product shipped in early 2005. The Refinery production facilities include: a steam generation plant; a bauxite residue storage area; a port facility; materials handling and transportation area; and associated stockpile areas.

Industry Solutions, a global business in the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions group (ACS), provides automation and business solutions that help customers achieve improved productivity, compliance, safety, and decision-making. ACS is a US$8 billion global leader in providing product and service solutions to create efficient, safe, and comfortable environments and help business and industry improve productivity and profitability. It comprises four businesses: Industry Solutions; Service; Security and Fire; and Control Products. ACS offers heating, ventilation, humidification and air-conditioning equipment controls, security and fire alarm systems, home automation systems, energy-efficient lighting controls, and building management systems and services. It also provides automation systems, advanced software solutions, and value-added services used in a variety of industries. ACS is also a global supplier of sensors, switches, and control products for industrial applications. For more information about Industry Solutions, access http://www.iac.honeywell.com.

Honeywell is a US$24-billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; specialty chemicals; fibers; plastics; and electronic and advanced materials. Honeywell employs approximately 115,000 people in 95 countries and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HON, as well as on the London, Chicago and Pacific stock exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Additional information on the company is available on the Internet at
www.honeywell.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about future business operations, financial performance and market conditions. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties inherent in business forecasts as further described in our filings under the Securities Exchange Act.

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