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Xylem Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

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Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on solving the world’s most challenging water issues, today reported second quarter revenue of $966 million, up 4 percent on a constant currency basis, down 1 percent as reported from the second quarter 2011. Second quarter net income was $89 million or $0.48 per share, up $0.09 per share or 23 percent from the same period last year. Adjusting for one-time separation costs resulting from the Xylem spinoff from ITT Corporation on October 31, 2011, and special tax items, net income was $92 million or $0.49 per share, up 4 percent or $0.02 per share over the second quarter 2011 on a normalized basis.* Recognizing soft economic conditions and the anticipated negative currency impact from the recent strengthening of the U.S. dollar, the company announced that it is revising its full-year revenue and earnings outlook downward.

"Our business operations continue to improve, even with lower than anticipated revenue, showing strong gross and operating margin improvement in this tough economy, extending a three-year positive trend: we’re seeing the benefit of disciplined cost control measures we’ve put in place,” said Gretchen McClain, president and chief executive officer of Xylem. “Our leadership team is committed to maximizing the benefit of our Customer Excellence sales initiatives to grow the top line, and we are driving operational excellence to grow the bottom line, as well as controlling costs.”

“We continue to enhance our portfolio, having just closed the acquisition of MJK Automation, a leading manufacturer of flow and level sensors, and measurement and control technology for water and wastewater applications, a business that complements our offerings in the attractive analytical instrumentation space,” McClain said. “Further, we’ve seen our business grow by 22 percent in constant currencies in the emerging markets, or 17 percent on an organic basis, enhancing our footprint, most recently with new sales and service centers in Panama and Vietnam.”

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