“The combination of Eaton and Cooper significantly strengthens our ability to serve our customers with critical energy-saving technologies that meet the world’s growing demand for energy-efficient, safe and reliable power,” Cutler said. “Our strong, complementary product offerings provide expanded opportunities to accelerate our global growth by addressing our customers’ most complex electrical requirements.”
Eaton and Cooper shareholders also approved proposals to create distributable reserves of New Eaton in order to facilitate payment of dividends by New Eaton after closing and other proposals necessary to implement the transaction.
Eaton and Cooper each separately filed a Form 8-K on October 26, 2012 setting forth the results of the votes cast for and against each proposal presented at their shareholder meetings.
A copy of the Eaton Form 8-K can be found at the following link: http://sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/31277/000119312512437896/d428437d8k.htmA copy of the Cooper Form 8-K can be found at the following link: http://sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1141982/000119312512437862/d428252d8k.htm About Eaton Eaton is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 revenues of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. About Cooper Cooper is a diversified global manufacturer of electrical components and tools, with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833, Cooper’s sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. Cooper has seven operating divisions with leading positions and world-class products and brands including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long term growth trends including the global infrastructure build out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2011, 62 percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and 40 percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011.