MediaSync™ Multimedia Plates Selected as Category Winner by EC&M

Multimedia Plates help to manage and simplify home entertainment and networking connections.

PEACHTREE CITY, GA., April 14, 2008 - Cooper Wiring Devices announced today that its line of MediaSync™ Multimedia Plates has been selected as a category winner in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance (EC&M) Product of the Year competition. The Multimedia Plates took home top honors in the Voice/Data/Video Equipment category.

The EC&M Product of the Year competition rewards excellence in new product development in the electrical industry. The awards program showcases the most innovative products of the past year, and recognizes the talent and commitment of the people involved with every aspect of development, from concept through sales.

"This prestigious honor is the result of smart conceptual planning, listening to the voice of the customer, and continuous improvements through all stages of product development," said Jason Sherrill, Product Manager at Cooper Wiring Devices. "With so much competition in this category, Cooper Wiring Devices is pleased to receive EC&M's recognition as a category winner. We remain committed to offering our customers innovative, convenient cable management solutions for residential and commercial environments."

Multimedia Plates help to manage and simplify home entertainment and networking connections. The devices flush -mount easily on the wall, and provide a cost -effective solution for the unattractive wires, cables and cords that often accompany wall -mounted flat screen televisions, entertainment centers and computer workstations.

Cooper Wiring Devices also offers customized Home Theatre Kits, part of its ASPIRE RF™ Wireless Home Control System, to provide installers and homeowners faster and easier installations for 5.1 or 7.1 audio systems. Cooper Wiring Devices' Multimedia Plates feature a two -year limited warranty, and accommodate all cable -run needs for power, audio, video, home theater, data and phone.

For more information, please contact Tim Rice at Burson -Marsteller, (412) 394 -6611 or You can also find out more by visiting these websites:, or

Company Information
Cooper Wiring Devices is a division of Cooper Industries and provides over 10,000 electrical wiring device products for industrial, commercial and residential applications. For more information, visit
About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2007 revenues of $5.9 billion, approximately 87% of which are from electrical products. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained level of success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation, evolving business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards, and meeting customer needs. The Company has eight operating divisions with leading market share 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. Sixty percent of total sales are to customers in the Industrial and Utility end -markets and 34% of total sales are currently to customers outside the United States. Cooper, which has more than 31,500 employees and manufacturing facilities in 23 countries, is incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, TX. For more information, visit the website at

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