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ITT Industries Names Christina A. Gold, Executive Vice President, Avon Products, Inc., to Board of Directors

    12/2/1997

        WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Industries, Inc.
    (NYSE: IIN) today elected Christina A. Gold to its Board of Directors.  Gold
    is Executive Vice President, Global Direct Selling Development at Avon
    Products, Inc. in New York.
        "Christina Gold adds an impressive background in global sales and
    marketing, as well as strong financial and management skills to our board,"
    said Travis Engen, chairman, president and chief executive of ITT Industries.
    "We expect that she will make significant contributions to our board, just as
    she has during her 27 years at Avon."
        Prior to her current post, where she is responsible for extending Avon's
    successful sales and marketing strategies to markets around the world, Gold
    was President of Avon, North America, with responsibility for the United
    States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.  She was named one of
    the Top 25 Managers by BusinessWeek magazine in 1996.
        Gold is a graduate of Carleton University, Ottawa.  She is a director of
    the Conference Board, Inc. of Canada, and is Vice Chairman and a member of the
    Executive Committee of the Conference Board in New York.  Earlier this year,
    Gold was honored at Birmingham Southern University with the Woman of
    Distinction Award.
        ITT Industries (http://www.ittind.com) is a leading worldwide
    manufacturing company, with 1996 sales of $8.4 billion in its three primary
    business segments: Automotive, Defense & Electronics and Fluid Technology.
    ITT Automotive is one of the largest independent suppliers of systems and
    components to automotive manufacturers.  ITT Defense & Electronics is a leader
    in the design, manufacture and support of high technology electronic systems
    and components for defense and commercial markets.  ITT Fluid Technology is
    one of the world's leading manufacturers of products, systems and services for
    the movement, measurement and control of fluids.
        In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries' stock is
    traded under the symbol (IIN) on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Frankfurt and
    Paris exchanges.
    
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    SOURCE  ITT Industries, Inc.
    
    

    Web site: http://www.ittind.com
    CONTACT: Tom Glover of ITT Industries, 914-641-2160
    NOTE TO EDITORS: This is ITT Industries (NYSE: IIN) not ITT
    Corporation (NYSE: ITT). Any shorthand reference to ITT will be
    incorrect.

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ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the transportation, industrial, and oil and gas markets. 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. ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2016 revenues of $2.4 billion.

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