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Robbins & Myers, Inc. Elects New Board Members

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Robbins & Myers, Inc. (NYSE: RBN) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Richard J. Giromini to its Board of Directors, increasing the size from seven to eight members. The Board also nominated Albert J. Neupaver to stand for election at the January 7, 2009 annual shareholder meeting, replacing Daniel W. Duval who is retiring from the board.

Richard J. Giromini, 55, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), a $1.1 billion manufacturer of truck trailers and related transportation equipment. Mr. Giromini joined Wabash in 2002 as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2007. His career has included positions at several companies associated with the transportation industry, and he has a proven track record of successful implementation of continuous improvement initiatives to advance profitability, safety, quality, and productivity. As CEO, he has developed a long range strategic plan that provides focus on market diversification, international growth and continued operating efficiency.

Albert J. Neupaver, 57, is President and Chief Executive of Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB), a $1.5 billion manufacturer of braking equipment and other parts for locomotives, freight cars and passenger rail cars. The company supplies components, systems, and repair services to its customers. Prior to Wabtec, Mr. Neupaver served as President of several large business groups of Ametek and was involved with profitable growth initiatives through product rationalization, acquisitions, and implementation of lean practices. He has been in his current position since 2006, and is now focused on growth through international expansion, adjacent product additions, and the advancement of lean concepts.

Peter C. Wallace, President and Chief Executive Office of Robbins & Myers, commented that, "Dick Giromini and Al Neupaver will be welcome additions to our Board of Directors, bringing a set of skills and management philosophy that match well with the initiatives underway at the company. During the last few years, Robbins & Myers has continued to transform to an operating company utilizing continuous improvement through the adoption of lean principles, and embracing key account management and professional selling skills programs to profitably grow in all regions."

Robbins & Myers, Inc. is a leading global supplier of highly-engineered, application-critical equipment to the global energy, industrial, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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