White Plains, NY, November 03, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) today completed the previously announced spin offs of its Defense and Information Solutions business and its Water Technology and Services business.
With the spin offs complete, ITT is now a $2 billion company with four businesses that deliver highly engineered and customized products and services to the industrial, aerospace, transportation, and oil and gas industries.
“ITT’s businesses are focused on providing reliable and durable technologies for customers across balanced end markets and geographies, and our global portfolio is highly aligned with the global macro trends that will drive premier growth,” said Denise Ramos, chief executive officer and president.
As a standalone company, ITT is now better positioned to focus on the key drivers that are specific to its businesses and that will accelerate growth, including a strong global footprint and profitable aftermarket business; commitment to innovation, customer service and operational excellence; and focus on capital deployment that fuels growth both organically and through targeted acquisitions.
“Our company is also nicely capitalized to create significant value for shareowners, with an outstanding operating track record and dedicated people who are committed to delivering premier service, quality and innovation to our world-class customer base,” Ramos said.
In addition, a 1:2 reverse stock split for ITT will become effective after market close today in which every two common shares of ITT will be converted into one common share of ITT. As a result, ITT will have approximately 92.5 million common shares outstanding after the reverse stock split.
ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for growing industrial end-markets in energy infrastructure, electronics, aerospace and transportation. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than fifteen countries and sales in more than 125 countries. The company generated pro forma 2010 revenues of approximately $2 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com.