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AMETEK ANNOUNCES STOCK PURCHASES

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 PAOLI, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK Inc. (NYSE: AME)


announced today that its board of directors approved a program to purchase shares of the company's own common stock.
 In the past, the company has made such purchases from time to time. The current authorization does not limit the program to a specific number of AMETEK shares.
 AMETEK also announced that pursuant to the stock purchase program it has purchased 683,400 shares of its common stock.
 AMETEK, with more that 6,000 employees worldwide, is a global manufacturer of technologically advanced products. It has 1992 sales of $770 million and net income of $44 million. The company has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1930 and has increased dividend payments to stockholders for 43 consecutive years.
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 /CONTACT: William F. Cleary or Chelle L. Carlson of AMETEK, 215-647-2121/
 (AME)


CO: AMETEK, Inc. ST: Pennsylvania IN: MAC SU:

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