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"In a difficult economic environment, we're very pleased to be able to attract strong demand and secure excellent rates," said Parker Treasurer Tim Pistell. "Our strong balance sheet and cash flow allowed us to undertake discretionary funding of pension plans earlier this month, while this action sustains the company at optimum debt levels."
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 48,000 people in 44 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
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