RALEIGH, N.C. – November 28, 2012 — Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy
management, today announced the launch of the Altivar™ Plus Engineered Drive System. These new
enclosed drives feature the Altivar 61 and Altivar 71 adjustable frequency drives from 125 to 2,500
horsepower that will provide a packaged adjustable speed solution for commercial, industrial and
municipal applications. These drives build upon the reliability of Schneider Electric’s Altivar family of
drives that provide customers with proven, validated and tested drive system designs.