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August, 2007

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Gates Corporation Announces Executive Management Changes

Denver, CO – Gates Corporation Chairman Richard Bell has announced a series of executive management changes to be implemented effective September 1, 2007. The changes follow his recent appointment to Chief Operating Officer of the Industrial and Automotive Division of Tomkins plc.

John Bohenick has been named President of Gates Corporation. Bohenick has served as both President of Gates Power Transmission Division North American and most recently as President of Gates European Power Transmission Division where he led the company’s power transmission operations for all customers in all European markets. As President of Gates Corporation, Bohenick is now responsible for all operations of the Company. Gates Corporation is the largest non-tire rubber manufacturer in North America and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automotive and industrial products, systems and components with operations in 21 countries.

Bohenick began his career with Gates in 1988, after working several years at General Motors Pontiac Motor Division and at Saturn Corporation.

A graduate of Cornell University, Bohenick earned a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering.

Marco Moran has been named President of the Gates Worldwide Fluid Power Division where he assumes responsibility for leading the company’s Fluid Power operations worldwide for all customers in all markets. Moran served previously as President of the Company’s Worldwide Power Transmission Division.

Moran began his career with Gates in 1975 with Gates Mexico where he was responsible for all operations including manufacturing, engineering, quality, purchasing, human resources, logistics and distribution. In 2000, he assumed responsibility for operations in North America and Brazil, including nine Gates manufacturing facilities. Moran served as President of the PT Division in Europe from 2003 until 2006 when he returned to Denver. Moran studied industrial engineering and business management and has been a professor in the areas of manufacturing and strategic management. He is a Founder of the Industrial Council of the State of Mexico as well as Industrial Association of the Toluca Valley. He served as a Board Member for the Industry Rubber Chamber.

Brian Harris has been appointed President of Gates Worldwide Power Transmission Division. Harris has served since 2004 as President of Gates Unitta Asia (GUA), a joint venture between Gates and Nitta headquartered in Osaka, Japan. He served as Gates Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and Business Administration from 2003 – 2004. From 1996 – 2002 he served as Gates Chief Financial Officer and made a significant contribution to integrating the Gates business into Tomkins as well as overseeing the acquisition and amalgamation of several new businesses into the Tomkins Industrial and Automotive Division. A native of Scotland, Harris earned a Bachelor of Accountancy from Glasgow University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloittes.                

Lou Braga has been named President of Gates Unitta Asia (GUA) and will relocate to the company’s headquarters in Osaka, Japan. Braga served previously as President of Gates Worldwide Fluid Power Division where he led the company’s Fluid Power operations worldwide for all customers in all markets.

Braga has had various management positions within Gates parent company, Tomkins plc. He served as Group President of Tomkins Fluid Systems from 2000 to 2004; Executive Vice President and General Manager of Stant Manufacturing, Inc. from 1996 – 2000, and as Vice President and General Manager of Standard Thompson Corporation from 1994 – 1996. Prior to that, he held marketing, engineering and technical positions at Allied Signal, Inc. Braga is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA). He is also a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Giorgio Brusco will become President of Gates Europe Power Transmission Division. He most recently served as Vice President for Gates European Automotive Aftermarket Division. He has also served as President of Gates Automotive Hose-Europe and Vice President for Gates European Power Transmission.

Bell also announced the following Tomkins Industrial & Automotive Division management changes effective August 6, 2007.

Jonathon Levine, Chief Financial Officer for Gates Corporation since 2004, has also been appointed CFO for the Tomkins Industrial and Automotive Division. During a ten-year career with Tomkins plc, Levine has worked in the Tomkins Merger and Acquisitions group as well as a variety of key finance and accounting positions. His prior experience includes senior finance roles in BAE Systems plc and Courtaulds plc.

Michael Wedge, Chief Information Officer for Gates Corporation, also assumes CIO responsibility for the Tomkins Industrial and Automotive Division. Wedge, who joined Gates this past January, has extensive experience in technology, operations, process efficiency, and P&L management over a 25-year career that mostly recently included leadership positions at Oracle Corporation and Danka Office Imaging.

About Gates Corporation
Gates is part of the Industrial and Automotive division of Tomkins plc, a global engineering group listed on both the London (TOMK) and New York (TKS) stock exchange, and with revenue of £3.1bn in 2006. Tomkins plc has over 34,000 employees worldwide and enjoys strong market positions and technical leadership and owns some of the best-known brands in their respective markets.