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Franklin Electric Announces Julie Scheck Freigang's Appointment as Vice President, Global Information Systems

FORT WAYNE, Ind., May 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (Nasdaq:FELE) announces that the Board of Directors appointed Julie Scheck Freigang Vice President, Global Information Systems on May 8, 2015.

Ms. Freigang was hired by Franklin Electric in May 2014 as Chief Information Officer. She has over twenty years of technology and business experience, including operating her own software business, and, came to Franklin from Eaton Corporation where she held the position of Vice President, Information Technologies. Ms. Freigang earned her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Franklin Electric is a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and fuel. Recognized as a technical leader in its specialties, Franklin Electric serves customers around the world in residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, municipal, and fueling applications.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any forward-looking statements contained herein, including those relating to market conditions or the Company's financial results, costs, expenses or expense reductions, profit margins, inventory levels, foreign currency translation rates, liquidity expectations, business goals and sales growth, involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, risks and uncertainties with respect to general economic and currency conditions, various conditions specific to the Company's business and industry, weather conditions, new housing starts, market demand, competitive factors, changes in distribution channels, supply constraints, effect of price increases, raw material costs, technology factors, integration of acquisitions, litigation, government and regulatory actions, the Company's accounting policies, future trends, and other risks which are detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, included in Item 1A of Part I of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending January 3, 2015, Exhibit 99.1 attached thereto and in Item 1A of Part II of the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information currently available, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: John J. Haines Franklin Electric Co., Inc. 260-824-2900

Source:Franklin Electric Co., Inc.