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Emerson Completes Acquisition Of Avocent

St. Louis, December 14, 2009  Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity,  strengthened its data center infrastructure management portfolio with today's official announcement of the company's completed acquisition of Avocent Corporation.

Avocent's technologies and solutions provide additional visibility into the data center infrastructure, bolstering Emerson Network Power's infrastructure management capabilities and ultimately giving data center managers better control of energy consumption, IT operations and costs.

"This addition allows us to combine physical infrastructure and IT device knowledge to give Emerson Network Power the most comprehensive infrastructure management solution on the market and a set of capabilities previously unavailable from any single source," said Ed Feeney, Emerson executive vice president, and business leader of Emerson Network Power. "Combining Avocent's technologies with our own data center power, cooling and infrastructure management solutions will allow us to help our customers better manage reliability, availability and lifecycle costs through a simple yet comprehensive view of the complete data center physical infrastructure."

Avocent's infrastructure management technology is recognized as a leader in managing IT device operations and performance information, blending hardware, software and embedded technologies in a unified platform that simplifies monitoring, managing and problem solving in any size data center. By improving visibility and access across a wide range of physical infrastructure, Avocent technologies complement Emerson Network Power's existing power, precision cooling and monitoring solutions.

Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, Avocent recorded sales in 2008 of $657 million. For more information on this acquisition or any of the products and solutions from Emerson Network Power, visit