ITT Industries Completes Sale Of Auto Brake & Fuel Tubing Business

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ITT) today announced that it has completed the sale of its automotive brake & fuel tubing and components business to Cooper-Standard Automotive, a privately-held company, for approximately $205 million. The business, one of the top global manufacturers of steel and plastic tubing for fuel and brake lines and quick-connects, serves the automotive and transportation industries, employing 3,500 people in seven countries.

"With this transaction behind us, we can sharpen our focus on our other improvement priorities, such as streamlining our operations and expanding our core businesses in advanced water treatment, water and wastewater solutions, space, defense electronics and leisure marine in order to provide greater potential for growth and profitability," said Steve Loranger, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ITT Industries. "We will continue operating our portfolio toward achieving premier multi-industry performance, with an improved growth profile, increased margins and a more efficient use of capital."

About ITT Industries

ITT Industries, Inc. ( http://www.itt.com) supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $7.4 billion in 2005 sales. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, Paris, London and Frankfurt exchanges.

"Safe Harbor Statement" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("the Act"):

Certain material presented herein includes forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Act. These forward-looking statements include statements that describe the Company's business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals, and any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Whenever used words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "target" and other terms of similar meaning are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are uncertain and to some extent unpredictable, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied from, such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company include general global economic conditions, decline in consumer spending, interest and foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, availability of commodities, supplies and raw materials, competition, acquisitions or divestitures, changes in government defense budgets, employment and pension matters, contingencies related to actual or alleged environmental contamination, claims and concerns, intellectual property matters, personal injury claims, governmental investigations, tax obligations, and changes in generally accepted accounting principles. Other factors are more thoroughly set forth in Item 1. Business and Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Forward-Looking Statements in the ITT Industries, Inc. Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004, and other of its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Tom Glover, +1-914-641-2160, Email Contact

Web site: http://www.itt.com/




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