Colfax Corporation (www.colfaxcorp.com), a global supplier of fluid handling products, announced today it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov) for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.

Merrill Lynch & Co. is acting as lead book-running manager. A copy of the prospectus relating to these securities, when available, may be obtained by contacting Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Attention: Prospectus Department, 4 World Financial Center, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10080, telephone +1 212 449 1000.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.