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United Technologies To Sell Pratt & Whitney Power Systems Unit To Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today announced it has reached agreement to sell its Pratt & Whitney Power Systems unit, currently part of Pratt & Whitney, to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). Terms of the agreement were not disclosed and the transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.

Divesting Power Systems allows UTC to focus on its core aerospace and commercial businesses. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

"We are pleased to announce Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' agreement to purchase Pratt & Whitney Power Systems. It is a significant step in UTC's ongoing portfolio transformation," said Pratt & Whitney President David Hess.  "Pratt & Whitney Power Systems is a solid company with many talented employees, and we are pleased to place it with a company that will provide it with the resources and capabilities for future growth. We will remain focused on our customers, providing them with superior products and services, and I know that MHI will do the same."

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning a proposed transaction, its financial and business impact, management's beliefs and objectives with respect thereto, and management's current expectations for our future operating and financial performance, based on assumptions currently believed to be valid. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "believe," "expect," "expectations," "plans," "strategy," "prospects," "estimate," "project," "target," "anticipate," "will," "should," "see," "guidance," "confident" and other words of similar meaning in connection with a discussion of future operating or financial performance. It is uncertain whether the events anticipated will transpire, or if they do occur what impact they will have on the results of operations and financial condition of UTC and of the combined companies. These forward looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including but not limited to the ability of the parties to satisfy the conditions precedent and consummate the proposed transaction, the timing or consummation of the proposed transaction, the ability of the parties to secure regulatory approvals in a timely manner or on the terms desired or anticipated, and the ability to realize opportunities for growth and innovation. Other important economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, competitive and other uncertainties are identified in the SEC filings submitted by UTC from time to time, including their respective Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Annual Reports on Form 10-K, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. UTC does not undertake any obligation to update the forward looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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