American Standard Companies Changes Name to Trane

    Trane Shares Start Trading Today as 'TT' on the New York Stock Exchange

    PISCATAWAY, NJ, Nov. 28 /CNW/ -- Trane makes its debut today as the new
name for the company previously known as American Standard Companies. Shares
of Trane will trade under the symbol "TT" on the New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE) -- the same shares that traded under the symbol "ASD" when the company
was known as American Standard Companies.
    Trane is a global leader in providing high quality, energy-efficient
heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, services and
solutions to a broad range of commercial and residential customers. The
business employs more than 29,000 people worldwide and generated sales of
$6.8 billion in 2006. Trane markets its HVAC systems, services and solutions
under two premium brands: Trane(R) and American Standard(R).
    "Today marks the successful completion of our separation plan announced
in February," said Chairman and CEO Fred Poses. "Since then, we've spun off
our vehicle control systems business and sold our bath and kitchen business.
Our new name reflects our business focus and our global leadership in
providing integrated HVAC systems, services and solutions."
    Earlier this year, Trane was one of the first four energy services
companies asked to participate in the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), a
program launched by former President Bill Clinton to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions in 40 of the world's largest cities. In addition, Trane's
CenTraVac(TM) chilled water system won the "Best-of-the-Best" Award in 2007
from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for contributions to
strategic ozone protection. During the year, Trane also received numerous
awards for residential product design, innovation and customer service.

    About Trane

    Trane Inc. (NYSE:   TT), previously named American Standard Companies Inc.,
provides systems and services that enhance the quality and comfort of the air
in homes and buildings around the world. The company offers customers a broad
range of energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
systems; dehumidifying and air cleaning products; service and parts support;
advanced building controls and financing solutions. Selling under both the
Trane(R) and American Standard(R) brand names, the company's systems and
services have leading positions in premium commercial, residential,
institutional and industrial markets; a reputation for reliability, high
quality and product innovation; and a powerful distribution network. In 2006
the business generated annual revenues of approximately $6.8 billion with
$4.9 billion coming from equipment systems and $1.9 billion from services.
Trane has more than 29,000 employees and 29 production facilities worldwide.
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For further information:

For further information: Media, Skip Colcord, +1-732-980-3065,, or Shelly London, +1-732-980-6175,;
Investors, Bruce Fisher, +1-732-980-6095,, all of Trane Web

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