General Cable Corporation
General Cable Named Edison Award Finalist
General Cable to be Recognized at Edison Awards Gala on April 20 in New York City

March 1, 2017

General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) has been named a 2017 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards for its TransPowr® overhead conductor with E3X® Technology. The distinguished awards - inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness - recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

"This award is a recognition that positions General Cable as an industry leader and forward thinker," said Srini Siripurapu, Vice President, Technology, General Cable. "E3X is the first breakthrough innovation of many to come from General Cable that has achieved external recognition by competing with the very best from across the world."

E3X® is the only universal heat-dissipating technology for overhead conductors that optimizes the power grid by adding more capacity and controlling losses, ultimately resulting in improved sustainability, reliability and resilience. By improving heat dissipation and minimizing heat absorption, E3X® ultimately improves energy effectiveness and efficiency. This groundbreaking technology represents a true cross functional effort for General Cable in terms of product and process development. It took three years of development and a further two years of field testing to commercialize E3X®.

"It's exciting to see companies like General Cable continuing Thomas Edison's legacy of challenging conventional thinking," said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards' executive director. "Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers."

Award winners will be announced Thursday, April 20 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, which will be held in New York City's historic Ballroom of the Capitale.

"Our products improve people's lives by powering and connecting the world," said Mike McDonnell, President & Chief Executive Officer, General Cable. "Being named as an Edison Award Finalist is further proof that we have the best minds in the industry to drive innovation and to provide truly differentiated products and services for our customers and end users. Growth through innovative technologies is a core part of our Strategic Roadmap for the future."

Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists' success in meeting the award's stringent criteria of quality.

About E3X®

To learn more about TransPower® Overhead Conductors with E3X® technology, please visit e3x.generalcable.com.

About the Edison Awards

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

About General Cable

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), with headquarters in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, communications, industrial, construction and specialty markets. General Cable is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world, operating manufacturing facilities in its core geographical markets, and has sales representation and distribution worldwide.

For more information:

General Cable Corporation

4 Tesseneer Dr.
Highland Heights, Kentucky
United States, 41076-9167
Tel: (845) 369-6000

Charlie Schicht
Communications & Marketing
Tel: (800) 526-4391
E-mail: corpcommoffice@generalcable.com

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