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Parker Promotes John White to Vice President - Corporate Information Officer

May 30, 2001

CLEVELAND, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH) today announced the promotion of John White, age 56, to the position of Vice President - Corporate Information Officer, effective on July 1. White succeeds Paul Carson, who is retiring from the company after nearly 39 years of service.

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"John is well prepared to capitalize on the enterprise information technology we have established to support Parker's business globally," said CFO Mike Hiemstra. "We're automating business processes which not only makes it easier for customers to work with us, but also allows us to serve them more proactively and reduce transaction costs. John has been instrumental in building that infrastructure, which will make electronic procurement, engineering, sales and service a reality and a competitive advantage for Parker and its supply-chain partners."

White said, "I'm honored to have the opportunity to lead Parker's information technology team, continuing the strategic direction set by my predecessors. To their credit, we've already accomplished some of the most difficult work of e-business, ensuring all Parker locations are connected worldwide for electronic transactions. We're working at a high level of innovation, which makes it a very exciting time to be in IT at Parker."

During White's 35-year career at Parker he has held a number of information technology positions with increasing responsibilities, including the recent post as director of worldwide business systems.

With annual sales of $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 46 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, 216-896-2750, or Financial Analysts, Timothy K. Pistell, Treasurer, 216-896-2130, both of Parker Hannifin Corporation/

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