Curtiss-Wright Adopts Majority Voting in Director Elections

Curtiss-Wright Adopts Majority Voting in Director Elections

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Martin R. Benante,
Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW), announced today that
the Board of Directors voted on November 11, 2012 to adopt the principle of
majority voting in director elections. The Board did so by amending its
Corporate Governance Guidelines to provide that, in an election where the only
nominees are those recommended by the Board, any nominee for director who
receives a greater number of votes "withheld" from his or her election than
votes "for" his or her election shall be deemed to have tendered his or her
resignation to the Chairman of the Committee on Directors and Governance,
which shall make recommendations to the Board on the response to the
resignation. The Board will decide whether to accept the resignation based on
such factors as the reasons, if known, why stockholders "withheld" or were
requested to "withhold" votes from the director, the director's length of
service and qualifications, the director's contributions to the Company, and
the current mix of skills and attributes of the directors on the Board. A copy
of the revised Corporate Governance Guidelines can be found in the Corporate
Governance section on the Curtiss-Wright website,

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is an innovative engineering company that provides
highly engineered, critical function products, systems and services in the
areas of flow control, motion control and metal treatment to the defense,
energy and commercial/industrial markets.The legacy company of Glenn Curtiss
and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of design and
manufacturing innovation along with long-standing customer relationships.The
company employs approximately 8,300 people worldwide.For more information,

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