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Jun 05, 2007

Contact: Jim McKinley (610) 889-5234

Paoli, PA, June 5, 2007 -- AMETEK, Inc. Has acquired of two privately held aerospace businesses that serve the business jet, regional jet and helicopter markets. These businesses, with expected annual sales of approximately $25 million, strengthen our position in the aircraft power management and third party maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) markets.

"These businesses serve the expanding business and regional jet markets, have well-established relationships with the key aircraft manufacturers and provide AMETEK with a strategic footprint in Wichita. They each have an excellent reputation within the aerospace industry and offer an excellent fit with our existing aerospace business," notes AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Hermance.

Advanced Industries, Inc. manufactures starter generators, brush and brushless motors, vane-axial and centrifugal blowers for cabin ventilation, and linear actuators for the business jet, light jet and helicopter markets. These differentiated products complement our AMPHION product line of power management products for the aerospace industry and will broaden our product offering in the power management subsystem market.

B&S Aircraft Parts & Accessories (B&S) provides third party MRO services, primarily for starter generators and hydraulic and fuel system components, for a variety of business aircraft and helicopter applications. B&S is the second acquisition AMETEK has made recently in the third party MRO market, building on its position in this attractive market. In December 2006 AMETEK acquired Southern Aeroparts, Inc.

AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a leading supplier of engine and aircraft monitoring systems, data acquisition units, fuel and fluid measurement systems, engine and airframe sensors, cables, harness assemblies, solid-state power distribution products, avionics blowers, fans, and heat transfer and cooling systems.

AMETEK Aerospace & Defense has long-standing relationships with many of the world's leading commercial airframe and jet engine manufacturers and also serves the aftermarket with spare part sales, repair and overhaul services. It is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than $1.8 billion.

For more information, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4771. Fax: 215-293-8995. E-mail: aerosales@ametek.com. Web Site: www.ametekaerodefense.com

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