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For immediate release: January 27, 2009

Hachigian Appointed to Dallas Fed’s Houston Branch Board

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed Kirk S. Hachigian to the Dallas Fed’s Houston Branch board of directors for a term ending Dec. 31, 2011.

Hachigian is chairman, president and CEO of Houston-based Cooper Industries, a global manufacturer of electrical products.  He joined Cooper in 2001 as executive vice president.

Previously, he was president and CEO of Asia Pacific Operations for GE Lighting.  

Hachigian serves on the boards of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, National Association of Manufacturers and PACCAR, Inc.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

The Houston board consists of seven members, four appointed by the Dallas Fed board and three by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.

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