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Wednesday 20 September, 2006


European Commission Decision

20 September 2006

20 September 2006

          European Commission decision in relation to copper fittings

The European Commission has today announced the imposition of a fine of €48.3m
on IMI in relation to its former copper fittings business, which was sold in
2002. IMI will assess the possibility of appeal following receipt of details of
the decision.

For further information contact:
IMI plc
Graham Truscott, Communications Director             Tel: 0121 717 3712

Weber Shandwick Square Mile
Nick Oborne / Stephanie Badjonat                     Tel: 020 7067 0700

Note to editors:

IMI is a dynamic, worldwide company delivering innovative engineering solutions
to leading global customers in clearly defined niche markets. Its five
businesses share a common goal - to convert their industry knowledge and market
insight into customised, design-engineered solutions which create customer
advantage and value. These include severe service valves, motion and fluid
control systems, indoor climate controls, beverage dispense systems, and
merchandising display systems for retail operations.

Close customer relationships, strong positions in growing markets and clear
differentiation through technological innovation or service are the defining
characteristics of all IMI businesses.

IMI is quoted on the London Stock Exchange. Information about IMI plc can be
found on the website:

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