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New Facility Will Be Operational by End of First Quarter of 2008

Feb 25, 2008

CONTACT: Ed Battaglia (918) 437-7676

SINGAPORE - AMETEK Aerospace & Defense plans to open an 18,000-square-foot maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility near Singapore's Changi Airport before the end of first quarter of 2008. The new facility represents a further expansion of AMETEK's growing presence in global MRO services.

"Airlines and other aircraft operators are increasingly outsourcing MRO tasks to third-party providers such as AMETEK," notes Wes Hardin, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense. "Our new facility in Singapore allows us to provide these customers as well as other aerospace equipment manufacturers with a wider range of MRO services."

"Our location near Singapore's Changi Airport also gives us greater access to the rapidly expanding Asian aerospace market and further broadens the footprint of our global MRO business," he adds.

Since 2006, AMETEK has significantly expanded its third-party aviation MRO services. In 2006, it acquired Southern Aeroparts, Inc, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based third-party MRO provider with an expertise in hydraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical components and subsystems.

In 2007, AMETEK acquired the Repair & Overhaul Division of Umeco plc. The three businesses acquired from Umeco-AEM, Antavia and Avionics Mobile-include the leading independent MRO provider in the United Kingdom and an operation in Toulouse, France. These businesses serve Airbus, Boeing, various helicopter platforms and a wide range of business and regional aircraft with MRO support for electrical and electronic equipment, fluid power devices, hydraulic components, actuation systems, landing gear, wheels and brakes, and safety equipment.

AMETEK also acquired in 2007 B&S Aircraft Parts & Accessories, located in Witchita, Kansas, which provides third-party MRO services primarily for starter generators and hydraulic and fuel system components for a variety of business aircraft and helicopters.

The new 18,000-square-foot Singapore facility, located at No. 43, Changi South Avenue 2, immediately adjacent to Singapore Changi Airport, will operate as a unit of AMETEK Southern Aeroparts.

In addition to MRO services, AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a leading supplier of engine and aircraft monitoring systems, power generation and distribution systems, data acquisition units, fuel and fluid measurement systems, engine and airframe sensors, cables, harness assemblies, avionics blowers, fans, and heat transfer and cooling systems. It is a unit of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME), a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than $2.0 billion.

For more information, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4639. Fax: 215-293-8996. E-mail: aerosales@ametek.com. Web Site: www.ametekaerodefense.com

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