Mueller Systems Implements Managed Hosting Services From Internap
Bolsters Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Performance and Security

CLEVELAND, N.C., Oct. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mueller Systems has partnered with IT infrastructure provider Internap to enhance the performance of its two-way advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network, the Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities. Mueller Systems, a division of Mueller Co., is a leading provider of innovative water infrastructure products and services and technologically advanced metering systems for water, electric and gas systems.

"Partnering with Internap for high-performance managed hosting services should enable users to more quickly and reliably access metering data through Mi.Host, the Mi.Net System's server and user interface software, without having to manage their own server environments," said Hassan Ali, Vice President and General Manager of Mueller Systems. "This enhancement will allow users to focus more on important water infrastructure improvements instead of worrying about whether or not they have enough server space to support the system."    

Internap's scalable Managed Hosting solution is supported by its Performance IP™ service, which ensures fast, reliable Internet connectivity. Performance IP™ leverages numerous major carrier networks worldwide to provide diverse Internet routes in conjunction with Internap's patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer™ technology, which analyzes network performance characteristics to deliver customer traffic over the fastest, most reliable networks available in real-time.

The Mi.Net System enables utilities to improve operational efficiencies and customer service by fully automating the meter reading-to-billing process and linking meters, distribution sites and control devices in a single data network. It provides on-demand meter readings, e-mail alerts and alarms based upon near real-time information as well as the ability for utilities to better manage their water and electric resources through on-going access to custom data and information.

Mueller Systems is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of products and services that are used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water, and offers a full line of residential, fire line and commercial meters, AMI and automatic meter reading (AMR) systems and related products that optimize the delivery and use of water and energy. 

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect, plan, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and assessments made by us in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including regional, national or global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory conditions and the other factors that are described in the section entitled "RISK FACTORS" in Item 1A of our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K.

About Mueller Systems

Mueller Systems offers a full line of residential, fire line and commercial meters, AMR / AMI systems and related products. Mueller Systems provides Smart Metering solutions to optimize the delivery and use of water and energy. Municipalities that supply water, electricity or gas—or any combination of the three services—need innovative ways to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, conserve water and energy, and improve customer service. The Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities from Mueller Systems meets that need. For more information about Mueller Systems, please visit the Company's website at www.muellersystems.com.

About Mueller Water Products, Inc.

Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water. Our broad product portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure™. The piping component systems produced by Anvil help build connections that last in commercial, industrial and oil & gas applications. Visit us at www.muellerwaterproducts.com.

About Internap

Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that combine unmatched performance and platform flexibility to enable our customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations. Our unique trio of route-optimized enterprise IP, TCP acceleration and a global content delivery network improves website performance and delivers superior end-user experiences. Our scalable colocation, hosting, private cloud, public cloud and hybrid offerings provide enterprises the flexibility to adapt to changing business needs and future-proof their IT Infrastructure. Since 1996, thousands of companies have entrusted Internap with the protection and delivery of their online applications. Transform your IT Infrastructure into a competitive advantage with IT IQ from Internap. For more information, visit http://www.internap.com, our blog at http://www.internap.com/blog or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/internap.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Martie Edmunds Zakas
         Sr. Vice President
         Strategy, Corporate Development & Communications
         770-206-4237
         mzakas@muellerwp.com
         
         Media Contact:
         John Pensec
         Sr. Director - Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
         770-206-4240
         jpensec@muellerwp.com
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