Honeywell Receives European Commission Approval to Acquire Sperian Protection

By Honeywell, PRNE
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, New Jersey, August 5, 2010 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has received approval from the
European Commission for its pending all cash tender offer to acquire the
shares of Sperian Protection for euro 117 (dividend attached) per Sperian
Protection share, which opened on July 12, 2010.

The completion of the offer only remains subject to the successful tender
by Sperian's shareholders of shares representing no less than 57% of the
fully diluted number of shares (including the stakes of shareholders Essilor
and Mrs. Ginette Dalloz which shares are expected to be acquired by Honeywell
on August 9, 2010 in accordance with the previously announced Share Purchase

Honeywell expects the public offer to close on September 2, 2010, with
settlement for tendered shares to be made on September 15, 2010.

Sperian Protection is a leader in personal protection equipment (PPE)
design and manufacturing and will be combined within Honeywell's Automation
and Control Solutions' Life Safety business.

The tender offer prospectus (note d'information) cleared by the AMF is
available for consultation on the website of the AMF
( and of Honeywell
( and may be obtained free of charge from:

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