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Lydia Thomas Joins Mueller Water Products Board Of Directors
ATLANTA, Jan 30, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE: MWA.B, MWA) announced today that Dr. Lydia W. Thomas, 63, was elected to its board of directors.

Thomas is the retired president and chief executive officer of Noblis, Inc., a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization working at all levels of government in areas that are essential to our nation's well-being: national and homeland security; public safety; transportation; health care; criminal justice; energy and the environment; and oceans, atmosphere and space.

"We are delighted to have a person of Lydia's caliber join our board of directors," said Gregory E. Hyland, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Mueller Water Products. "Her thorough understanding of the public sector will prove invaluable as we seek to grow our business."

Thomas sits on the board of directors of the United States Energy Association, the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Conference Board. She has also been a member of the board of directors of the Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) since 1994. She currently serves on the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council, and previously served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Defense's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program and the Environmental Advisory Board to the Army Corp of Engineers. She also serves as vice chair of the Board of Trustees of George Washington University.

Dr. Thomas holds a Ph.D. from Howard University, a Master of Science degree from American University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University.

About Mueller Water Products

Mueller Water Products is a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of infrastructure and flow control products for use in water distribution networks and treatment facilities. Its broad product portfolio includes engineered valves, hydrants, ductile iron pipe and pipe fittings, which are utilized by municipalities, as well as the commercial and residential construction, oil and gas, HVAC and fire protection industries. With revenues of approximately $1.85 billion, the Company is comprised of three main operating segments: Mueller Co., U.S. Pipe and Anvil. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Company employs approximately 6,800 people. Mueller Water Products Series B common stock and Series A common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols MWA.B and MWA, respectively. For more information about Mueller Water Products, please visit the Company's Web site at www.muellerwaterproducts.com.

Investor Contact: Martie Edmunds Zakas
Sr. Vice President - Strategic Planning & Investor Relations

Media Contact: John Pensec
Director - - Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

SOURCE Mueller Water Products, Inc.

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