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Hubbell Acquires Austdac Pty Ltd.

ORANGE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2006--Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBA, HUBB) today announced the acquisition of privately-held Austdac Pty Ltd. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Based in New South Wales, Australia, Austdac manufactures a wide range of products used in harsh and hazardous applications in a variety of industries. Included among its products are material handling, conveyer control and monitoring equipment, gas detection equipment, voice communications systems, and emergency warning lights and sounders. Annual sales approximate US $25 million.

"The addition of Austdac to Hubbell's Industrial Technology segment is a perfect fit," said Timothy H. Powers, President and CEO of Hubbell Incorporated. "With its two decades of association with our GAI-Tronics operation, and its market prominence in Australia, Austdac broadens our growth opportunities both geographically and in products new to Hubbell."

Hubbell Incorporated is an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products for commercial, industrial, residential, utility, and telecommunications markets. With 2005 revenues of $2.11 billion, Hubbell Incorporated operates manufacturing facilities in North America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, and the United Kingdom, participates in joint ventures in Taiwan and the People's Republic of China and maintains sales offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, People's Republic of China, and the Middle East. The corporate headquarters is located in Orange, CT.

    CONTACT: Hubbell Incorporated
             Thomas R. Conlin, 203-799-4100

    SOURCE: Hubbell Incorporated