Petrobras Recognizes John Crane with Responsible Partnership Award for Fourth Straight Year

  Petrobras Recognizes John Crane with Responsible Partnership Award for
  Fourth Straight Year

Award is based on receiving the highest ratings in key business performance

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- November 20, 2013

John Crane has been recognized by Petrobras, Brazil’s largest company and the
7^th largest energy company in the world, with an award for responsible
partnership for the fourth straight year. The company was ranked the highest
for outstanding performance out of 17 similar companies, based on ratings
across eight areas including leadership, strategy, community, process and

"This award reflects our employees’ commitment to providing Petrobras and all
of our customers with the highest level of service," said John Donatiello,
Vice President of Global End-User Sales and Service, John Crane. "We are
honored to receive this prestigious award and look forward to continuing our
partnership with Petrobras, and to help provide energy safely to communities
throughout Brazil and all over the world."

John Crane provides Petrobras with products and services for oil and gas
exploration and production, and oil and natural gas refining. The products
include mechanical seals, seal systems, hydrodynamic bearings, filtration
systems and power transmission couplings. John Crane also provides Petrobras
with seal repairs, product reliability programs and other services.

Petrobras’s Responsible Partnership Program identifies suppliers that are
committed to excellence in social and environmental responsibility and
improvements in quality, safety and health. Petrobras is an integrated energy
company engaged in exploration and production, refining, commercialization,
and distribution of oil products, natural gas, biofuels and electricity.

John Crane is a global leader in engineered technology,
supplying engineered products and services to energy services customers and
other major process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety
of products including mechanical seals, couplings, bearings, filtration
systems and artificial lift equipment. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets
in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications
and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more
than 50 countries.


John Crane
Alicia Antrim-Highlander
+1 (312) 605-7812
+1 (224) 216-0168
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