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New Little Giant SPBS Series Battery Backup Systems Provide Peace of Mind, Protect Valuable Investments


December 2, 2015 - Fort Wayne, IN

Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) offers the new Little Giant SPBS Series Battery Backup Systems allowing contractors to provide homeowners with the peace of mind that their basement is protected from flooding when the electricity goes out. The Little Giant SPBS Series comes in four new systems: two options that feature the full system including a primary sump pump, backup sump pump, controller, charger and alarm, and two options providing everything except the primary sump pump. The full systems utilize the proven Little Giant 6EC or 10EC sump pumps that deliver capacities from 53-67 gallons per minute (gpm). The result is a system with high flow rates, quick charging time, and hours of battery longevity.

Adding our proven RS-12 switch, the Little Giant SPBS Series provides hours of reliable pumping when the electricity goes out. The switch technology requires nothing mechanical to operate the pump, thus minimizing the opportunity for mechanical hang-ups. In addition, it features a new controller, charger and alarm system that is available in 10 amp and 12 amp versions. The controller and charger monitor the battery condition and charge it when an electrical outage occurs. The alarm then audibly alerts the homeowner that the unit is in use. The system has built-in protection against overcharging, reverse polarity, short circuits and input overloads, and features a test button to manually run the backup pump for added peace of mind.

The 12 VDC backup sump pump has a durable, non-corrosive housing with stainless steel fasteners for added longevity and provides flow rates of 42-53 gpm. All SPBS Series systems come with a 2-year warranty. For more information, visit www.littlegiant.com.

Franklin Electric is a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and fuel. Recognized as a technical leader in its products and services, Franklin Electric serves customers around the world in residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, municipal, and fueling applications. For more information, visit www.littlegiant.com or contact your local Little Giant Distributor or Manufacturer's Rep.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any forward-looking statements contained herein, including those relating to market conditions or the Company's financial results, costs, expenses or expense reductions, profit margins, inventory levels, foreign currency translation rates, liquidity expectations, business goals and sales growth, involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, risks and uncertainties with respect to general economic and currency conditions, various conditions specific to the Company's business and industry, weather conditions, new housing starts, market demand, competitive factors, changes in distribution channels, supply constraints, effect of price increases, raw material costs, technology factors, integration of acquisitions, litigation, government and regulatory actions, the Company's accounting policies, future trends, and other risks which are detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, included in Item 1A of Part I of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ending December 28, 2013, Exhibit 99.1 attached thereto and in Item 1A of Part II of the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made herein are based on information currently available, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Corp. Contact:
Eric Pulley
Franklin Electric Co., Inc.
260.827.5677

PR Contact:
Valerie Harding
Ripple Effect Communications
617-536-8887
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