Osmonics receives ISO 9001 certification for the second time

Osmonics Inc. announced today that its headquarters facility in Minnetonka, Minnesota, was recently awarded ISO 9001 Certification from SGS International Certification Services for the second time. Osmonics originally received its first certification in 1998 following its efforts to provide better products and services to its customers.

MINNETONKA, Minn., May 24, 2001 — Osmonics Inc. announced today that its headquarters facility in Minnetonka, Minnesota, was recently awarded ISO 9001 Certification from SGS International Certification Services for the second time. Osmonics originally received its first certification in 1998 following its efforts to provide better products and services to its customers.

"This re-certification reinforces our ongoing commitment to our customers," said Ed Fierko, CEO, Osmonics. "By using the ISO 9001 system guidelines, Osmonics has been able to provide consistent products while continuing to improve as a company."

The ISO 9001 Quality System provides businesses with the framework to run their operations. The standard covers all aspects of running a company, including management responsibility, design, purchasing, manufacturing and servicing. Also included are internal audits to review the system and a corrective action system to address problems.

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized certification for a Quality Management System.

The certification is administered and audited by accredited registrars throughout the world. For more information on the ISO 9001 series registration, visit www.iso.ch.

Osmonics is a leading manufacturer and worldwide marketer of high-technology water purification and fluid filtration, fluid separation, and fluid handling equipment, as well as the replaceable components used in purification, filtration, and separation equipment. These products are used by a broad range of industrial, commercial, household and institutional customers. Osmonics is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OSM.

For further information on Osmonics' ISO 9001 Certification, call (888) 898-6766 or (952) 933-2277; write to Osmonics, 5951 Clearwater Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343-8995; or visit our Web site at www.osmonics.com.

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