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JUPITER, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/13 -- GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques, announced today that it has teamed with Hydraulic Supply Company (HSC) and Eaton (NYSE: ETN) for major components and manufacturing support for GelTech's new Emergency Manhole FireIce Delivery System (EMFIDS) which will be marketed to utility companies worldwide. EMFIDS is an innovative system designed to deliver a mixture of FireIce® and water into a manhole in order to coat the ladder and the utility worker in the event of an incident involving an explosion or fire in the manhole while utility workers are performing routine repairs or maintenance.

"We have chosen HSC and Eaton for their superior quality products and their outstanding customer service and support," stated Peter Cordani, GelTech chief technology officer. "HSC and Eaton's dedication and attention to this project from the sales representatives to upper management has allowed us to forge a fantastic working relationship, one that is more like a partner than a vendor."

"We are excited to team with GelTech on the EMFIDS and look forward to a prosperous and beneficial relationship for all involved. As a full line Eaton Hydraulics Premier Select Distributor, HSC enjoys a privileged status with the world's leading manufacturer of Fluid Power products, which will enable us to provide the best possible solution in this application," said Luis Abellón, president, Hydraulic Supply Company.

"Around the world, the Eaton team helps customers manage hydraulic power more efficiently, effectively, safely and sustainably. We are proud to partner with Hydraulic Supply in working with GelTech to provide product and expertise for the EMFIDS project to create unique applications that are also environmentally friendly," said Shyam Kambeyanda, president, Hydraulics America, Eaton.

About Eaton

Eaton's Hydraulics business is a worldwide leader in supporting companies that want to increase efficiency, reliability and safety within industries including -- construction & mining, agriculture & forestry, traditional & renewable energy, manufacturing & processing, oil & gas, transportation & material handling. The global Hydraulics team designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficient hydraulic and industrial systems including electrohydraulics, fan drive, hybrid and steering solutions to leading edge components including adapters, couplings, cylinders, fittings and assemblies, hose & tubing, motors, pumps and valves. For more information and to view our well known product brand portfolio, please visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics

Eaton is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

About GelTech Solutions, Inc.

GelTech Solutions creates innovative, Earth-friendly, cost-effective products and solutions that help industry, agriculture, and the general public achieve environmental and safety goals such as water conservation and protecting lives, homes and property from fires. All the products currently marketed by GelTech Solutions, Inc. were created for the Company by inventor and chief technology officer, Peter Cordani.

FireIce is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection. FireIce can be used in all types of apparatus; fire extinguishers, pumper trucks, aerial units for wildfires and home defense units for personal home protection.

GelTech also markets Soil2O which is both a non-toxic soil conditioner and a dust abatement product. Soil2O "Dust Control" products and solutions stop all types of particulate matter from entering the air and water, solving even the most stubborn dust control problems. Soil2O Granular and Topical blends reduce water consumption up to 50% and promote healthy root development in plants and lawns, generating faster seed germination by keeping nutrients and moisture at the root level longer.

For more information on GelTech, please visit: http://www.GelTechSolutions.com

Investor contact:
Christine Petraglia
CSIR Group, LLC
212-386-7082
investors@csirgroup.com

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