ROCKWOOD SWENDEMAN LLC

Leaders advises Rockwood Swendeman on its sale of assets to Circor International
November 1, 2000

Leaders advises Rockwood Swendeman on its sale of assets to Circor International

Circor International (NYSE: CIR) has acquired Rockwood Swendeman.  According to Circor, Rockwood Swendeman’s cryogenic safety relief valves and Cryotree sub-assembly will augment the product offerings of CPC-Cryolab cryogenic valves and Spence Engineering Co.’s safety relief valves giving Circor one of the strongest product offerings to the industrial gas market.  For over 50 years Rockwood Swendeman has been a world leader in the design, manufacture and assembly of cryogenic safety relief valves and 3-way diverting valves for the industrial gas industry.  In fact, Rockwood Swendeman was recognized by the Maine International Trade Center as the "Maine Exporter of the Year" for 2000.  Leaders LLC acted as merger and acquisition advisor to Rockwood Swendeman.