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Actuant Corporation (ATU)

12/3/2005 Proxy Information

In August 2000, the Company adopted the Actuant Corporation Executive Stock Purchase Plan. The purpose of this plan was to facilitate the purchase of Company common stock by executive officers in order to more closely align the executive’s financial rewards with the financial rewards realized by Company shareholders and to increase the ownership of common stock among executives. The Committee designated the amount that could be borrowed by the executive officers from a financial institution and selected employees eligible to participate in the program. In connection with this plan, the Company guaranteed an individual’s loan and agreed that the Company would be responsible for interest expense incurred by the executive in excess of 4% per year. During the 2005 fiscal year, the Company subsidized a total of $2,992 of interest on loans entered into by executive officers because the prevailing interest rates were greater than 4%. The Actuant Corporation Executive Stock Purchase Plan expired on July 31, 2005, and the Company no longer guarantees an individual’s loan amount, and the Company is not responsible for interest expense. Immediately prior to the expiration of the plan, guarantees by the Company had been made for five executive officers, totaling approximately $1.6 million in the aggregate. The proceeds from the loans underlying the guarantees were used to purchase approximately 138,000 shares of Company common stock in the aggregate. The total amounts of the underlying loans immediately prior to the expiration of the plan for our executive officers were: Mr. Blackmore—$247,197, Mr. Goldstein—$209,831 and Mr. Lampereur—$572,443.

12/5/2003 and 12/3/2004 Proxy Information

No related party transactions or special relationships reported for this company. Director relationships marked "Outside Related" at this firm will most often be former executives of the company. Additional information regarding these relationships will be added during our regular updates.