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GE Announces New Sales and Service Operations for Electric Motors in Russia

May 4, 2011

MOSCOW—May 4, 2011—As GE (NYSE:GE) continues to expand its energy business in Russia, it has launched a new sales and service operation for electric motors.

Based in Moscow, the new business unit will help Russian, CIS and Eastern European companies to develop their business while reducing their power consumption and increasing energy efficiency in accordance with the national strategy announced by the president and the Government of the Russian Federation.

"Today electric motors are used virtually in all industries, starting from energy, mining, oil and gas sectors to hydro power. Now, with the constantly growing costs of natural resources, the use of highly efficient equipment and energy saving technologies is becoming increasingly important", says Ruslan Pakhomov, GE Energy executive director Russia. "With its unique experience and innovative technologies, GE is able to meet these market demands today and in future".

GE will be offering a full range of electric motors and generators with the output of 0.7 to 74,500 kW, asynchronous, synchronous and DC motors, as well as custom made electric motors. The main advantages of GE's products include higher energy efficiency (complying with IE3 efficiency levels), longer warranty periods (up to five years) and cost effectiveness. In addition, GE offers bundled supplies of energy equipment, i.e. supplies of electric motors of various capacities, inverters and control boxes, providing full integration. Besides, the company offers consulting services, advising on efficient operations of electric motors and assesses the effectiveness of installed electric equipment at the customers' facilities.

Additionally, the Russian customers will benefit from reliable equipment maintenance in the GE's Power Technology Center, launched in Kaluga in 2010. Highly qualified engineers at the center provide service and maintenance of the advanced energy equipment from all over Russia, helping customers meet the country's growing demands in power and increasing energy efficiency. The Kaluga facility is one of 12 GE Energy technology centers located around the globe.

GE Energy provides integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

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GE (NYSE: GE) is an advanced technology, services and finance company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ge.com.

GE also serves the energy sector by providing technology and service solutions that are based on a commitment to quality and innovation. The company continues to invest in new technology solutions and grow through strategic acquisitions to strengthen its local presence and better serve customers around the world. The businesses that comprise GE Energy www.ge.com/energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas—work together with more than 90,000 global employees and 2010 revenues of $38 billion, to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; as well as other alternative fuels and new grid modernization technologies to meet 21st century energy needs.

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