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Blackmore to Head New Systems Integration Pac-Atlantic Region

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Dallas – July 31, 2007 – TAC, a world leader in building automation, security systems and energy solutions, has completed the acquisition of six operating units of Yamas Controls Group Inc. and appointed Gerald Blackmore vice president for the new Systems Integration (SI) Pac-Atlantic region. Blackmore was a senior vice president and general manager for Yamas in the Carolinas. The SI Pac-Atlantic region includes all six of the former Yamas units in California, Nevada, North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as existing TAC offices in the Carolinas. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Blackmore has more than 30 years experience in the building automation industry. Prior to joining Yamas, he worked for a major building controls company where he held various positions, including general manager and regional vice president.

“Gerry Blackmore’s industry experience and leadership will facilitate the integration of the Yamas business units into the TAC family,” said Dean Meyer, president of TAC Americas. “Through the new SI Pac-Atlantic division, TAC gains substantial systems integration market share in the Carolinas and increases its presence in the fast growing western U.S. regions of Northern California and Las Vegas.”

“Yamas served many of the same core market segments as TAC, making the two companies highly compatible,” said Blackmore. “Furthermore, by combining two market leaders in the Carolinas along with strong businesses in San Francisco and Las Vegas, TAC will be able to offer more products and a broader array of support services to our customers. For our customers it’s a win-win, as they will benefit through the availability of new products and services from the most progressive company in our industry combined with the connection to TAC’s parent company, Schneider Electric.”

Reliable Controls “The acquisition of these Yamas offices and their integration within TAC is fully aligned with Schneider Electric’s growth strategy,” said Arne Frank, chairman and chief executive officer of TAC. “Schneider’s objective is to expand beyond power management by offering a complete building management platform with a full suite of integration solutions.”

The six Yamas locations TAC acquired are Yamas Controls Inc. in San Francisco; the Yamas Controls Southwest office in Las Vegas; and four Yamas Controls Carolinas offices located in Charlotte, N.C.; Greensboro, N.C.; Morrisville, N.C.; and Greenville, S.C. Additional offices in the SI Pac-Atlantic region are located in Kernersville, Greenville and Raleigh, N.C.

About TAC
TAC is a leading provider of building automation solutions based on Open Integrated Systems for Building IT. TAC's mission is to provide added value through building environment services for indoor climate, security and use of energy, delivered with advanced technology to end users and property owners throughout the world. With over 80 years of experience in the HVAC, building automation and security arenas, TAC employs more than 5,000 people worldwide, with partners and branches in 80 countries. TAC's parent company, Schneider Electric, is the world’s power and control specialist with 112,000 employees worldwide and operations in 190 countries.  For more information visit www.tac.com

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