FRANKLIN ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE MAJORITY INTEREST IN TURKISH GROUNDWATER PUMPING SYSTEMS LEADER IMPO
Bluffton, Indiana – March 24, 2011 - Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) announced today it has reached a definitive agreement to buy eighty percent of the outstanding shares of Ýmpo Motor Pompa Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Impo) of Izmir, Turkey. Impo, which has approximately $25 million in annual sales, is a leader in the design, manufacture and sale of groundwater pumping systems in Turkey.
The transaction is subject to the customary approval of regulatory authorities in Turkey and pending that approval, the Company expects the transaction to close in the second quarter of 2011.
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