Franklin Electric Appoints Jonathan Grandon as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Fort Wayne, Indiana – September 12, 2016 - Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) announced today the appointment of Jonathan M. Grandon as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Grandon will be responsible for the Legal and Human Resource functions of the Company and will also play an integral role in leading various Business Development activities.

Mr. Grandon had most recently been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Biomet, Inc., a leading multi-national health care and medical device company. He had also previously been a partner in the Chicago, IL office of Ropes & Gray LLP and prior to that, been a partner at Mayer Brown LLP. Mr. Grandon holds a BA degree from Columbia University and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

Gregg Sengstack, Franklin Electric’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“We are very pleased that Jon is joining our Executive Leadership team. Jon brings a wealth of experience in structuring and completing merger and acquisition transactions, corporate governance, securities law and compliance within a global company. Jon’s role will enable him to be an integral thought partner and influencer of the future of Franklin Electric.”

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

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