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Emerson joins Intergraph's SmartPlant Alliance Program

Emerson optimizes PlantWeb engineering work processes by joining Intergraph's SmartPlant alliance program

AUSTIN, TEXAS. (November 27, 2006) -- Emerson Process Management has joined the SmartPlant Alliance Program of Intergraph Corporation, a leading global supplier of engineering & information management products. This new agreement expands Emerson's current use of Intergraph's lifecycle instrumentation engineering software and enhances interoperability and efficiency between Emerson's DeltaV digital automation system, a core component of the company's PlantWeb digital plant architecture, and Intergraph's SmartPlant Instrumentation software.

Through this alliance, Emerson will collaborate with Intergraph to provide enhanced bi-directional integration between PlantWeb digital architecture products and technology and the SmartPlant Enterprise portfolio of products. As a first priority, Emerson's DeltaV automation system will be integrated with SmartPlant Instrumentation. This integration will provide a bi-directional data exchange capability allowing a reduction in the time and an increase in accuracy when configuring and documenting PlantWeb digital plant architecture projects. The integrated software will also form the engineering information basis needed to support key activities during operation & maintenance of process plants.

"Emerson is a leading supplier of process automation systems and services, and we sincerely value their openness and partnership as it creates yet another point of interoperability between engineering, and operations and maintenance," commented Patrick Holcomb, executive vice president, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. "We look forward to continuing work with Emerson to expand integration and interoperability between DeltaV systems and PlantWeb across the broad documentation and data management functionality of SmartPlant instrumentation software."

"We have recognized SmartPlant Instrumentation as a world-leading instrument design standard used by all the engineering procurement companies and owner operator companies with which Emerson does business," said Duncan Schleiss, vice president of marketing for the process systems division of Emerson Process Management. "Intergraph's integrated SmartPlant Enterprise strategy is clearly one of the primary components in the broad industry trend toward interoperability. We are glad to be working with Intergraph to provide enhanced interoperability for our clients."

About Intergraph
Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company's spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph's customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.

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 2006 were $20.1 billion.
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