FOXBORO, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 8, 2001—The Foxboro Company, a unit of Invensys Process Automation, announces the opening of a representative office in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The new office will put Foxboro in a better position to participate in the many energy development projects now emerging in Azerbaijan. When fully staffed, Foxboro Azerbaijan will also be able to support customers with local design, installation, and maintenance services for automation systems from Foxboro as well as other Invensys companies. These include Foxboro I/A Series process control systems and field instrumentation, Foxboro I/A Series SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems, and Triconex safety systems.

Michele Trincia is head of Foxboro’s representative office in Azerbaijan. The phone number is 994/12/978997. The fax number is 994/12/978900.

The Foxboro Company (www.foxboro.com) is a leading global supplier of instruments, systems, software, and services for industrial process automation. Foxboro’s automation solutions provide measurable performance improvements, guaranteed, with no capital investment required. Foxboro and Triconex are units of Invensys Process Automation, part of the U.S.-based Software Systems division of Invensys plc (www.invensys.com) of London, England. Other companies in the division include APV, Baan, Esscor, Invensys CRM, Simulation Sciences, Sockeye Solutions, Walsh Automation, and Wonderware.