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Shell Awards John Crane Five-Year Agreement

  Shell Awards John Crane Five-Year Agreement

Global agreement allows John Crane to accelerate growth in all segments of the
                              oil and gas market

Business Wire

MORTON GROVE, Ill. -- March 8, 2013

John Crane announced today that Shell has awarded it a five-year Enterprise
Framework Agreement (EFA) to supply products and services for Shell’s
upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas operations worldwide. Under the
global agreement, John Crane will be a key supplier of mechanical seals and
seal support systems used for new projects and associated aftermarket services
in existing facilities. Additional products that may come under the agreement
include couplings, bearings and specialty filters.

Duncan Gillis, President and CEO of John Crane, said: “As a supplier of
critical components used in the energy sector, it is important that we work
closely with global customers like Shell to address the growing demand for
energy. Through our global footprint of more than 235 locations, we can
deliver responsive local service anywhere Shell operates. This, coupled with
our 95 years of expertise in engineering technology, positions us to fulfill
the agreement requirements and meet the needs of Shell’s mission-critical
operations.”

John Crane currently serves the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of
the oil and gas industry. Fulfilling this agreement will accelerate John
Crane’s growth across all market segments.

About John Crane

John Crane is a global leader in the design and manufacture of mechanical
seals, couplings, hydro-dynamic bearings, seal support systems, and filtration
systems. The company serves a variety of markets including the oil and gas,
chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, and mining industries. John Crane
employs more than 7,000 people and has operations in over 50 countries. 2012
revenues were more than $1.5 billion. John Crane is the largest division of
Smiths Group, a global technology business listed on the London Stock Exchange
(SMIN). For more information, visit www.johncrane.com.

Contact:

John Crane
Media Relations:
Alicia Antrim-Highlander,  +1 (847) 967-2995
ahighlander@johncrane.com