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THOMAS INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF ASSOCIATED COMPONENTS LIMITED

THOMAS INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF ASSOCIATED COMPONENTS LIMITED
 LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Timothy C. Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Industries Inc. (NYSE: TII), and Gareth D.R. Jones, President of Associated Components, Limited, (ACL) of Alton, U.K., today announced that Thomas Industries has acquired ACL, the sole distributor in the United Kingdom for Thomas compressor and vacuum pump products.
 ACL will now become the U.K. sales office for all of Thomas Industries' compressor and vacuum pump products, including the Power Air, Pneumotive, ASF, Brey and WISA lines. No other details were given concerning the terms of the purchase.
 "The ACL acquisition offers Thomas Industries a very strategic opportunity in this key European market. We expect to significantly increase our market share in the U.K., as we will now be able to coordinate our sales and marketing efforts more closely with those of ACL's," Mr. Brown said. "A more direct presence will also enable us to respond more quickly to customer requirements," he added.
 No changes are anticipated in the facilities or personnel of ACL.
 Thomas Industries Inc. designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of commercial, industrial and residential lighting products, fractional horsepower compressors and vacuum pumps, as well as specialty products for commercial and consumer markets. Thomas has operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia.
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 /CONTACT: Corporate Communications, Thomas Industries Inc., 502-893-4600/
 (TII) CO: Thomas Industries Inc.; Associated Components, Limited ST: Kentucky IN: SU: TNM


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