These excerpts taken from the TNB 10-K filed Feb 17, 2009.
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
To the Board of Directors
Thomas & Betts Corporation:
We consent to incorporation by reference in the Registration Statements (No. 333-150725, No. 333-60074, No. 33-56789, No. 33-68370, No. 333-80435, No. 333-93101, No. 333-31290, No. 333-115320, No. 333-115321, No. 333-122484, and No. 333-122483) on Form S-8, and Registration Statement No. 333-155908 on Form S-3 of Thomas & Betts Corporation of our reports dated February 17, 2009, with respect to the consolidated balance sheets of Thomas & Betts Corporation and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2008 and 2007, and the related consolidated statements of operations, cash flows and shareholders equity and comprehensive income for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2008 and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2008, which reports appear in the December 31, 2008 annual report on Form 10-K of Thomas & Betts Corporation.
As discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, effective January 1, 2007, the Corporation adopted FASB Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes an Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109.
/s/ KPMG LLP
February 17, 2009