Election of Gregory R. Page and Kiran M. Patel to Eaton’s Board of Directors


Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) announced the election of Gregory R. Page and Kiran M. Patel to Eaton's Board of Directors at this morning's Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

Page is president and chief operating officer of Cargill, Incorporated, an international marketer, processor and distributor of agricultural, food, financial and industrial products and services. Page joined Cargill in 1974. He was named executive vice president in

1999 and then president and chief operating officer and a member of its board in 2000.

Patel is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Solectron Corporation, a worldwide provider of electronics manufacturing services to leading original equipment manufacturers. Patel joined Solectron in 2001. Previously, he worked for Cummins Inc. for 27 years. Patel was named vice president and chief financial

officer at Cummins in 1996 and executive vice president in 1999.

Furman C. Moseley, a director since 1975, resigned as a member of the Eaton board at the close of the shareholder meeting because he has reached the mandatory retirement age for board members. Moseley received special mention from Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer, at the meeting for his 28 years of service on the Eaton board.

There are now 10 members of Eaton's Board of Directors. Page and Patel fill vacancies left by Moseley and A. William Reynolds, who last year reached the mandatory retirement age. Re-elected to the board at the Eaton shareholder meeting were Cutler, Gary L. Tooker and Deborah L. McCoy. Tooker is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola, Inc. McCoy is senior vice president of flight operations for Continental Airlines, Inc.

About Eaton Corporation

Eaton Corporation is a global diversified industrial manufacturer with 2002 sales of $7.2 billion that is a leader in fluid power systems; electrical power quality, distribution and control; automotive engine air management and fuel economy; and intelligent systems for fuel economy and safety in trucks. Eaton has 51,000 employees and sells products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit Eaton's homepage.

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