Intertek named Exclusive Testing and Certification Partner of Jacuzzi Inc.

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Jacuzzi chooses Intertek’s ETL Mark to quicken time to market.

Our sole-source partnership with Intertek for electrical safety testing allows us to develop and launch products to customers faster than ever before.

The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, today announced it has been selected by Jacuzzi Inc. as its exclusive electrical safety testing and certification partner. The partnership covers all Jacuzzi hydromassage bathtub products, which will now bear Intertek’s proprietary ETL Listed Mark for product certification. Jacuzzi’s choice for Intertek’s ETL Listed Mark was a strategic move by the company to quicken its products’ time to market.

“Jacuzzi has built its brand on designing hydrotherapy products that enhance our customers’ quality of life,” said Paul Salyards, Senior Vice President, Jacuzzi. “Our sole-source partnership with Intertek for electrical safety testing allows us to develop and launch products to customers faster than ever before.”

Intertek is recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) in the United States and by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Testing Organization and Certifying Body in Canada. Through these recognitions, the ETL Listed Mark demonstrates to inspectors, buyers and consumers that Jacuzzi products meet the requirements of applicable electrical safety standards.

“An innovator like Jacuzzi consistently seeks new ways to build better solutions. And they partner with companies with like visions,” said Gregg Tiemann, president, Intertek ETL SEMKO Americas. “Being named Jacuzzi’s exclusive testing organization is a testament to our expertise and ability to provide industry leading turnaround that will get their products to market faster.”

About ETL SEMKO

ETL SEMKO is a division of Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, operating in 294 laboratories and 530 offices in 102 countries throughout the world. The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek provides access to global markets through its local services, which include product safety testing and certification, EMC testing and performance testing

for customers in such industries as wireless technology, security, appliances, HVAC, cables and wiring accessories, industrial machinery, medical devices, telecommunications, lighting, automotive, semiconductor, building products and electronics. For more information on the ETL SEMKO division of Intertek visit http://www.intertek-etlsemko.com.

About Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi innovation starts with consumer insight. Jacuzzi Inc. is committed to understanding consumers' lives and pairing this knowledge with technology. Jacuzzi Inc. is a forward-thinking company that designs bath and spa products that combine warmth, water and air movement in invigorating massage combinations to rejuvenate, relax and reconnect. As the inventor of the whirlpool bath and spa categories more than 30 years ago - and with more than 250 patents worldwide for advancements in pump systems, jet technology, air controls, and product design - Jacuzzi continues to deliver the optimal hydrotherapy experience. For more information about Jacuzzi® whirlpool baths, air baths, showers, sink and toilet suites, and spas, visit http://www.jacuzzi.com.

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