WEST KINGSTON, R.I

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April 16, 2002 –

American Power Conversion (Nasdaq:APCC) (APC) will be reporting first quarter 2002 financial results on Thursday, May 2 after the market closes.

In conjunction with the earnings announcement, APC management will host a conference call to discuss the Company's results as well as current expectations regarding future performance. This conference call will be held at 5:00 PM eastern time on May 2 and will be available live, in its entirety, to the public via the Company's Web site at

www.apc.com/corporate/investor/

or by dialing 719-457-2661.

An archive of this call will be available on APC's Web site. Additionally, through May 10, the replay will be accessible via phone by dialing 719-457-0820 and entering the access code 757008.

For further information visit APC's Web site or contact APC investor relations at 401-789-5735 ext. 2994 or

investorrelations@apcc.com

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About American Power Conversion

Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC) is a leading provider of global, end-to-end infrastructure availability solutions. APC's comprehensive products and services offering, which is designed for both home and corporate environments, improves the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. APC, which is headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, reported sales of $1.43 billion for the year ended December 31, 2001 and is a Fortune 1000 and S&P 500 company.

All trademarks are the property of their owners. Additional information about APC and its global end-to-end solutions can be found at

www.apc.com

or by calling 800-877-4080.