Stanley Works Completes Acquisition of Sonitrol Corporation


New Britain, CT (July 18, 2008) — The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK) announced today that it has completed its previously announced purchase of Sonitrol Corporation from an ownership group comprised of Carlyle Venture Partners, Wachovia Capital Partners and Spire Capital Partners as well as selected members of Sonitrol management for $275 million cash, subject to customary adjustments. Sonitrol provides security monitoring services, access control and fire detection systems to commercial customers in North America via two monitoring centers and a national multi-channel distribution network.

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The Stanley Works, an S&P 500 company with 2007 revenues of $4.5 billion, is a diversified worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use, and access security solutions for commercial applications. Additional information about The Stanley Works, including corporate press releases, can be found at

Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, part of the Stanley Works, is a true coast-to-coast full service electronic security provider with over 75 local offices serving over 120 major metropolitan markets in North America. As a security provider with over 75 local offices serving over 120 major metropolitan markets in North America. As a comprehensive security provider they design, install, monitor and service security systems that are the "Best fit" for commercial, industrial, government, residential and national account customers. For more information about Stanley CSS, please visit our website,



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