updated 2/3/2011 3:17:02 PM ET 2011-02-03T20:17:02

BLUFFTON, Ind., Feb. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. Scott Trumbull, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Electric Co., Inc., (Nasdaq:FELE) announced today that the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.13 per share payable February 24, 2011 to shareowners of record on February 10, 2011. 

Franklin Electric is a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and automotive fuels. Recognized as a technical leader in its specialties, Franklin Electric serves customers around the world in residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, municipal, and fueling applications.

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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Any forward-looking statements contained herein, including those relating to the Company's financial results, business goals and sales growth, involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, risks and uncertainties with respect to general economic and currency conditions, various conditions specific to the Company's business and industry, weather conditions, new housing starts, market demand, competitive factors, changes in distribution channels, supply constraints, technology factors, litigation, government and regulatory actions, the Company's accounting policies, future trends, and other risks which are detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, included in Item 1A of Part I of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending January 2, 2010, Exhibit 99.1 attached thereto and in Item 1A of Part II of the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information currently available, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: John J. Haines
         260-824-2900

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