Honeywell Completes Acquisition of Sperian Protection

By Honeywell, PRNE
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Strengthens Position in High-Growth Personal Protective Equipment Industry

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, New Jersey, September 15, 2010 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has completed its acquisition of
Sperian Protection for approximately USD $1.4 billion, including the
assumption of net debt. Sperian Protection is a leading provider of personal
protective equipment (PPE), and will be combined within Honeywell's
Automation and Control Solutions' Life Safety business.

"Sperian Protection is an excellent fit for Honeywell," said Mark S.
, President and CEO of Honeywell Life Safety. "With highly developed
product lines, well-recognized brands and a strong global distribution
channel, Sperian complements and significantly strengthens Honeywell's
position in the personal protective equipment segment. The addition of
Sperian will enable Honeywell to further capitalize on the significant
opportunities presented by this high-growth industry."

With nearly 50 years of experience in the research, design, and
manufacture of safety technologies, Sperian's expertise is focused on head
protection (eye and face, hearing, respiratory), body protection (clothing,
gloves, safety footwear), and fall protection. Sperian brands include Howard
, Miller, and UVEX (only in the Americas) as well as Sperian.
Headquartered in Paris, France, Sperian employs over 6,000 in facilities
throughout 13 countries in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Africa.

Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified
technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with
aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes,
and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials.
Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New
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    Honeywell Contacts:
    U.S. Media                               Investor Relations
    Robert C. Ferris                         Elena Doom
    +1-973-455-3388                          +1-973-455-2222       

    Europe Media
    Ilse Schouteden

Honeywell Contacts: U.S. Media, Robert C. Ferris, +1-973-455-3388, rob.ferris at, or Investor Relations, Elena Doom, +1-973-455-2222, elena.doom at, or Europe Media, Ilse Schouteden, +32-47-620-9019, ilse.schouteden at

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