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CES Group Announces Strategic OEM and Distribution Agreement with CoolIT Systems

CES Group LLC, a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTK), and a leading manufacturer of innovative custom and engineered solutions for heating, ventilating and cooling, today announced their worldwide alliance with CoolIT Systems Inc., the global expert in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC™) technologies with the signing of a global OEM and Distribution Agreement.

The alliance primarily focuses on combining Eaton-Williams’ market-leading data center cooling solutions from CES Group® with CoolIT’s patented Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC™) product offerings. This global OEM agreement enables CoolIT to market a more comprehensive data center cooling solution to suit all sizes of customers from smaller data rooms to worldwide data centers operators. The alliance agreement also expands CoolIT’s global support and maintenance through capability provided by CES Group. Customers will benefit from this expanded service network with faster on-site support when required in more locations.

“The CES Group consists of best-in-class HVAC solution providers. The collaboration with CoolIT is an opportunity to combine our products and support infrastructure with their unique expertise and solutions in the DCLC space to lead the data center industry in cooling efficiency,” said Kris Holla, Chief Sales Officer, Data Center Products, and Vice President of Nortek. “For example, combining our RDHx product together with CoolIT’s Rack DCLC offering results in a uniquely effective and economical solution for the enterprise computing market.”

“Collaborating with CES combines the expertise of two great technology families resulting in a powerful combination of the most efficient cooling solutions regardless of customer size or configuration,” said Geoff Lyon, CEO and CTO of CoolIT Systems. “In addition, having access to the CES Group worldwide customer support organization facilitates our global expansion goals wonderfully.”

About CoolIT Systems
CoolIT Systems Inc. is a world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) for the Data Center and Desktop markets. As an experienced innovator with 44 patents and more than 1.5 million liquid cooling units deployed, CoolIT brings a wealth of design, engineering, and manufacturing knowledge to the table.

About Eaton-Williams Group, LTD
Eaton-Williams Group, LTD, an affiliate of CES Group, provides climate controlled solutions for almost any environment: data centers, hospitals, commercial offices, and everything in between, backed up with 24/7 service and maintenance. Find out more about Eaton-Williams and its products at www.eaton-williams.com.

About Nortek Inc. and CES Group, LLC
CES Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., a global, diversified company who many market-leading brands delivers broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortekinc.com for more information.

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