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SIEMENS ACQUIRES EMPROS SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL FROM CERIDIAN -- Strengthens Siemens' Ability to Serve U. S. Electrical Market

 ATLANTA/MINNEAPOLIS, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. and Ceridian Corporation (NYSE: CEN) announced today that Siemens has purchased Empros Systems International of Plymouth, Minn., from Ceridian. The acquisition establishes Siemens' position in the fast growing utility power system control market. Included in the transaction are Empros' existing products, facilities, equipment, backlog, sales/support and R&D activities. Terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.
 Empros is an international supplier of turnkey projects for electrical utility power system control which includes SCADA (supervisory control & data acquisition), energy management systems (EMS), distribution automation, load management systems and related products and systems. These technologies are used to monitor and control the transmission and distribution of electricity and provide increased utilization of existing capacities.
 The worldwide market for power system control has grown considerably in recent years to its current size of almost $2 billion. The market continues to grow at a rapid pace, especially in the United States. Empros has been serving the utility market since 1934 and estimates that over 25 percent of the power dispatched in the U.S. utilize its systems. The addition of Empros technology makes Siemens one of the largest U.S. suppliers of utility related equipment and positions the company as one of the global leaders in power system control.
 According to Thomas Malott, president and chief executive officer of Siemens Energy & Automation, "This acquisition reaffirms our commitment to the U.S. electrical power transmission and distribution market. It helps move us toward our goal of becoming a key strategic partner with U.S. utilities by investing in technologies which will allow them to be more competitive in the changing regulatory environment. Empros fits well with Siemens' long-term strategic objectives."
 "Ceridian's strategic focus is on information management and employer services, and we sold Empros because the business does not fit this profile," said Lawrence Perlman, chairman and chief executive officer of Ceridian. "The sale is an important component of Ceridian's reshaping effort."
 Empros employs approximately 400 people, and it will remain in Plymouth, a suburb of Minneapolis. Headquartered in Atlanta, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. provides a wide array of electrical and electronic products for the utility, industrial and construction markets. For the U.S. electrical utility market, Siemens provides products and systems to regulate the flow of electricity, including HVDC systems, static VAR, reactive compensation systems, digital relays, large power transformers, voltage regulators, power circuit breakers and disconnect switches. A related company, Siemens Power Corporation, provides power generation equipment and related systems to U.S. utilities. The parent company, Siemens AG, had 1992 sales of over $55 billion and employs more than 413,000 people worldwide.
 Ceridian is an information management and employer services company.
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 /CONTACT: Thomas Varney of Siemens, 404-751-2255 or Nancy Foltz of Ceridian Corporation, 612-853-5229/
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CO: Siemens; Ceridian Corporation ST: Minnesota, Georgia IN: CPR SU: TNM

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