Bluffton, Indiana - December 5, 2011: Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) announces that its Board of Directors has approved the following executive staff change.

Gregg Sengstack, Senior Vice President and President, Fueling and International Water Group, has been promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer for Franklin Electric. In this new executive role, Mr. Sengstack will be responsible for the Company’s global water systems and fueling systems business units along with the global engineering and operations support organizations. His primary focus will be on working with the Business Unit Leaders to assure accomplishment of the Company’s earnings growth and return objectives and for the continuous improvement of these operations. Mr. Sengstack has been with Franklin Electric since 1988 and has held both executive financial and business unit leadership positions.

In addition to Mr. Sengstack, John Haines, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary; Thomas Strupp, Vice President, Global Human Resources; Tammy Davis, Director—Corporate Communications; and Mike Pope, Director—Continuous Improvement will continue to report to R. Scott Trumbull, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Franklin Electric is a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and automotive fuels. Recognized as a technical leader in its specialties, Franklin Electric serves customers around the world in residential, commercial, agricultural, municipal and fueling applications. 


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