Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), announces the new Emerson® BlueTM Easy Reader thermostat, a simple to operate thermostat with display characters and numbers twice as large as other Emerson thermostats for enhanced user readability, understanding and functionality. After extensively researching the unique needs of contractors and their customers, Emerson Climate Technologies White-Rodgers Division adapted its award-winning Blue thermostat platform to address the key concerns of the growing baby boomer population as well as other consumers looking for simplicity in a thermostat.

“Research shows that many homeowners, including the 78 million baby boomers in the United States, are looking for solutions that will simplify their lives,” said Geoff Godwin, vice president of marketing, Emerson Climate Technologies, White-Rodgers Division. “With the Blue Easy Reader thermostat, we are providing contractors with a true solution that addresses these distinct needs and concerns. Contractors can now give their customers the confidence to operate a simple, easy-to-see thermostat while still saving money on energy bills and maintaining quality, reliability and comfort in the home.”

The Blue Easy Reader thermostat includes a six-square-inch back display with large one-inch characters for communicating room temperature, and half-inch characters for other communications, allowing for simple operation. Other key features of the Emerson Blue Easy Reader thermostat include:

· Homeowner-specified names on buttons

· Simple to follow homeowner manual

· Soft-touch key pad with large control buttons with one function/one button selections

· Simple menu options

· Ships in easy-to-use non-programmable setting with 7-Day programming option available

To accompany the new thermostats, Emerson is also implementing a toll-free helpline for homeowners with questions, as well as a toll-free number and various sales tools and support materials for contractors. For more information about Emerson Blue Easy Reader thermostat, go to www.White-Rodgers.com.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to create innovative solutions for customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com <http://www.Emerson.com> .

About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit EmersonClimate.com <http://www.emersonclimate.com/> .

About White-Rodgers
White-Rodgers <http://www.white-rodgers.com/> , part of Emerson Climate Technologies and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, has been a leading provider of home comfort solutions, including thermostats, gas ignition controls and indoor air quality products since 1937. White-Rodgers’ innovative solutions include Emerson Blue thermostats, which are among the most accurate and reliable in the industry. The group is also a leader in communicating electronics for HVAC systems. For more information, visit www.White-Rodgers.com <http://www.white-rodgers.com/> .

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