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Regal Beloit Acquires Milwaukee Gear Company

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Mark Gliebe, chairman and CEO of Regal Beloit Corporation.

Mark Gliebe, chairman and CEO of Regal Beloit Corporation.

February 6, 2012—

Regal Beloit Corporation recently announced that it has acquired Milwaukee Gear Company, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of highly engineered gearing components for oil and gas applications as well as a wide variety of other commercial and industrial applications. The acquisition price was $80 million, subject to customary working capital adjustments, and was paid in cash. Milwaukee Gear is expected to add approximately $60.0 million in revenue for the remainder of fiscal 2012. The acquisition is expected to add $0.03 to $0.06 to diluted earnings per share in 2012, including the impact of purchase accounting adjustments and transaction costs, and $0.12 to $0.16 to diluted earnings per share in 2013. Results of operations will be reported in the Mechanical segment.

"Milwaukee Gear is a very well-managed business with an excellent reputation resulting from its application engineering excellence and its high precision manufacturing processes," commented Mark Gliebe, chairman and chief executive officer of Regal Beloit Corporation. "The business will be a great fit within our Mechanical segment, allowing us to offer customers a larger range of gearing solutions while diversifying our end markets."

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