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EZ Patch by Legrand Earns TMC's Product of the Year

2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year

NEW LONDON, Conn., October 8, 2013 – Legrand, a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions,  has earned Technology Marketing Corporation’s 2012 Communications Solutions™ Product of the Year for EZ PatchTM, their environmentally friendly patch cord dispensing system.  TMC, the world's leading business to business and integrated marketing media company, presented this award as recognition for Legrand’s outstanding achievement in communication through the highest quality products and services.

“We are pleased & honored to receive this award as it recognizes our efforts to design for efficiency and ease of use by providing our customers with insightful solutions,” said Gregg Lafontaine, Copper Product Manager for Legrand, North America. “The innovation of EZ patch reflects our continuing focus on sustainable products and practices.”

EZ Patch is a patch cord management solution designed to dispense cords in a quick and easy manner. With no bags to open or ties to undo, average installation time can be cut by 39% compared to traditional bagged patch cords, and disposable waste is significantly reduced. Enclosed in 100% recycled cardboard, cords are connected together with an innovative clip, allowing them to be distributed onto a contained dispensing reel. The EZ Patch box contains Clarity® 6A, 6 or 5E patch cords in a variety of standard lengths and colors.

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About Legrand

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, WattStopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819).