April 3, 2012 Dear Valued Customer:

2300 Badger Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188-5951
Phone: (262) 896-2400
Fax: (262) 896-2313
April 3, 2012
Dear Valued Customer:
Upward pressure on commodities is expected to continue in part due to diminishing risk to the global economy
resulting from actions of the European Central Bank and the Greek bailout deal finalized in early March.
Consequently, demand from emerging markets, the main fundamental driver of commodity prices, is back on
track. The global market for petroleum-based products and fuels are also escalating as we are all well aware.
Thus costs for related materials and services increase as well. This all translates into increased raw material
costs such as Silver (5.9%) and Copper (15.7%). Synthetic rubber feedstock such as Ethylene and Propylene
continue to be affected by oil volatility, strong demand and disrupted supply. Events in the Middle East have
contributed to crude oil price increases of 29.4% over the past 6 months with projections for prices to push
higher. The increase in oil prices impacts production and shipping costs.
Due to the sustained increases in the cost of commodities and raw materials, Cooper Power Systems is
announcing the following price increases to cover manufacturing cost of the following products:
Distribution and Substation Arresters
Cable Accessories
Link and Current-Limiting Fuses
Distribution Cutout and Disconnecting Products
Line Installation and Protective Equipment
Effective immediately, new quotations and/or blanket renewals will reflect the above pricing actions.
Actual percentage changes on some material numbers may be greater than the % listed above due to
actual cost impact.
Cooper Power Systems retains the right to limit or reject additional order quantities based upon award
quantity and historical ordering patterns.
Cooper Power Systems continues to manage the inflationary impact to our material costs through aggressive
sourcing, product redesigns, and productivity initiatives. Simultaneously, we strive to provide innovative
product solutions and services to enhance our offering and competitive position.
Your Cooper Power Systems sales representative is available to discuss substitutions and alternative
technologies which help reduce total ownership cost. We appreciate your support in the current business
environment, and look forward to continuing our relationship with you.
Thank you for your kind consideration,
Jerome Yakel
Director Strategic Marketing
Robert Glembocki
Director, Line Installation and Protective Equipment