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Eaton Places Fourth Among “100 Best Corporate Citizens” of Corporate Responsibility Magazine; Ranks in Top 50 for the Sixth



  Eaton Places Fourth Among “100 Best Corporate Citizens” of Corporate
  Responsibility Magazine; Ranks in Top 50 for the Sixth Consecutive Year

Business Wire

CLEVELAND -- April 16, 2013

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that it
has been named one of Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine’s “100 Best
Corporate Citizens,” ranking in the top 50 for the sixth consecutive year.
Eaton is ranked fourth ^ overall, up from 17th in 2012.

“We are pleased to be recognized among our peers for our commitment to
responsible corporate citizenry,” said Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton chairman and
chief executive officer. “We live our values every day and want to be seen as
a most-admired company among our customers, shareholders and employees, as
well as in the communities where we live and work.”

CR ranked companies for their performance in environment, climate change,
human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy and
financial performance. Eaton was fourth behind AT&T, which ranked first, and
then Mattel and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

“We are pleased to honor the companies on this year’s Best List, as they
represent a tried and true standard of transparency,” said Dirk Olin,
editor-in-chief and publisher, CR Magazine. “Across environmental, economic,
and social values, these firms continue to set the bar high.”

Eaton has received widespread recognition for responsible business practices;
recent honors include:

  * Ranked among Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies Named to
    Carbon Disclosure Project’s 2012, Performance and Disclosure Leadership
    Index
  * Ranked among world’s top sustainability performers in NASDAQ Global
    Sustainability 50 Index
  * One of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies, 2007 - 2013

CR and IW Financial, a Portland, Maine-based research firm, reviewed the most
influential U.S. public companies, drawn predominantly from the Russell 1000
Index and evaluated them in the seven categories. The category rankings were
weighted and averaged to determine CR's “100 Best Corporate Citizens.”

For more details about CR’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” for 2013, visit
www.thecro.com.

Eaton is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient
solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and
mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries
plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8
billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and
sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information,
visit www.eaton.com.

Contact:

Eaton Communications
Scott Schroeder, 440-523-5150
scottrschroeder@eaton.com
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