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Parker Adds Kodak's Obourn to its Board of Directors

January 31, 2002

CLEVELAND, Jan 31, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH) today announced the appointment of Candy M. Obourn to its Board of Directors, in the class whose term continues through October 2004.

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Obourn is chief operating officer of Kodak's Health Imaging division, a $2.3-billion unit of the Eastman Kodak Company. She began her career at Kodak in 1974, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Boston University. Ms. Obourn previously has served on the boards of Cognos Incorporated and Stratus Computer, Inc.

Parker Chairman Duane Collins said, "With the expertise Candy brings in operations and technology, we feel that she can make a valuable contribution as a member of our board."

With annual sales exceeding $6 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 45,000 people in 45 countries around the world. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com, or its investor information site at www.phstock.com.

SOURCE Parker Hannifin Corporation

CONTACT: Media, Lorrie Paul Crum, VP - Corp. Communications, +1-216-896-2750, or after hours, +1-330-666-4196, or email, lcrum@parker.com, or Financial Analysts, Timothy K. Pistell, Treasurer, +1-216-896-2130, or email, tpistell@parker.com, both of Parker Hannifin Corporation

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