Crane Co., the Stamford, Conn.-based industrial products manufacturer, said it has settled its asbestos claims with Lloyd’s underwriters reinsured by Equitas Limited for $33 million.

The company said it will be paid $1.5 million in the third quarter of this year. The balance will be placed in an escrow account for the payment of future asbestos claims on Jan. 3, 2007 if no federal asbestos legislation is enacted by that date.

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