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Legrand donates $112,500 to the American Red Cross

WEST HARTFORD, CONN., January 19, 2017 – Legrand North America, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, has made a $112,500 donation to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund. Headquartered in West Hartford, Connecticut, Legrand initially made a $50,000 pledge in the fall of 2016 and with a match of an additional $50,000 through an employee giving campaign. Legrand’s donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief was inspired by the relentless disasters the Red Cross had responded to in 2016, in particular the devastating flooding in Louisiana in August of last year. Legrand’s donation to Red Cross disaster relief will be used to help the Red Cross prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters.

“We are grateful for the continued support Legrand brings to Red Cross disaster relief,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “Last year, the Red Cross provided more assistance to the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by these disasters all across the United States than in the past two years combined. Legrand’s on-going support helps to enable the Red Cross to provide immediate emergency assistance for those impacted by disasters.”

“The Red Cross is able to respond quickly and effectively in times of need, and we’re proud to help support its mission by contributing funds that provide assistance to our neighbors and fellow citizens,” said Legrand President & CEO John Selldorff. “Our customers, employees and the communities we serve are impacted every day by the preparedness and disaster response work of the American Red Cross. This donation is our investment into creating strong, safer communities.”

How To Help

Like Legrand, you or your company can help people affected by disasters like flooding, home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @CTRedCross.

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 is a prime vector for growth, including in particular connectable products enhancing value in use. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819)

Media Contacts:

Sarah Whitney, Legrand, North America
(860) 263-3201

Sophie Latish, Brand Definition
(503) 360-6411