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ITT Industries Appoints Linda S. Sanford, General Manager, IBM Global Industries, to Board of Directors

    7/28/1998

        WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Industries, Inc.
    (NYSE: IIN) elected Linda S. Sanford to its Board of Directors today.  Sanford
    is General Manager, Global Industries for International Business Machines
    (IBM).  In this position, Sanford is responsible for operations that generate
    about 70 percent of IBM's revenue.
        "Linda Sanford's impressive management experience with IBM's Global
    Industries division, in addition to her strong engineering background, will
    prove an invaluable asset to our board," stated Travis Engen, chairman,
    president and chief executive of ITT Industries.  "Her reputation as a driving
    innovator and proven leader in the technical arena will be tremendously
    beneficial to ITT Industries."
        Prior to assuming her current post, Ms. Sanford was General Manager of
    IBM's S/390 Division.  By reinventing S/390 as an open, enterprise-level
    server for today's Internet-based e-business applications, Sanford
    successfully guided the division through a comprehensive product
    transformation.  She has been named one of the Top Ten Innovators in the
    Industry by Information Week magazine.
        Sanford, who joined IBM in 1975, is a graduate of St. John's University in
    Queens, New York and earned her Masters of Science in operations research from
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.  She is a member of the
    National Association of Engineers and the Women in Technology International
    Hall of Fame.
        ITT Industries (http://www.ittind.com) is a leading worldwide-diversified
    manufacturing company, with 1997 sales of $8.8 billion from its three primary
    business segments: automotive, defense & electronics, and fluid technology.
    In the automotive area, ITT Industries is one of the largest independent
    suppliers of systems and components to automotive manufacturers.  ITT
    Industries' defense & electronics business is a leader in the design,
    manufacture and support of high technology electronic systems and components
    for defense and commercial markets.  ITT Industries' fluid technology business
    is the world's leading manufacturer of pumps, systems and services for the
    movement, measurement, and control of fluids.  Based in White Plains, New
    York, ITT Industries employs more than 58,000 people around the world.
        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

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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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