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Ron Oscher Named Vice President and General Manager Materials Analysis Division

PAOLI, Pa., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced the appointment of Ron Oscher as Vice President and General Manager of its Materials Analysis Division. He replaces Alan Devenish who will retire after nearly 45 years with the Company.

Prior to joining AMETEK, Mr. Oscher held several positions with Emerson Electric Corporation. Most recently, he had been President - Analyzers & Solutions, Analytical Group. Previously, he served in a number of increasingly responsible roles in sales and marketing, planning and general management within Emerson Process Management and its Power & Water Solutions Division. In these roles Mr.

Oscher has had significant international experience with assignments in both Europe and Asia. Prior to Emerson Electric, Mr. Oscher held engineering, sales and marketing roles with Westinghouse and McDonnell Douglas.

"We are very pleased that Ron has joined AMETEK. He brings extensive general management and sales and marketing experience to his new position and is expected to make important contributions to the continued growth and success of our Materials Analysis businesses," notes Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Oscher holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Fluid and Thermal Science Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Master's of Business Administration degree from Baker College.

AMETEK's Materials Analysis Division offers a wide range of analytical instrumentation for elemental analysis applications in the metals, nanotechnology, environmental, R&D, pharmaceutical, electronics, and forensic science markets, and is also a leader in high-speed digital imaging systems.

Corporate Profile AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $2.1 billion.

AMETEK's Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions & Alliances, Global & Market Expansion and New Products. AMETEK's objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 and the Russell 1000 Indices.

Forward-looking Information Statements in this news release relating to future events, such as AMETEK's expected business and financial performance are "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are subject to various factors and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly from expectations. These factors and uncertainties include our ability to consummate and successfully integrate future acquisitions; risks associated with international sales and operations; our ability to successfully develop new products, open new facilities or transfer product lines; the price and availability of raw materials; compliance with government regulations, including environmental regulations; changes in the competitive environment or the effects of competition in our markets; the ability to maintain adequate liquidity and financing sources; and general economic conditions affecting the industries we serve. A detailed discussion of these and other factors that may affect our future results is contained in AMETEK's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. AMETEK disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Contact: William Burke (610)-889-5249 SOURCE AMETEK, Inc.

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