Aldila, Inc. Announces Stockholder Approval Of Merger

            Aldila, Inc. Announces Stockholder Approval Of Merger

PR Newswire

POWAY, Calif., Dec. 28, 2012

POWAY, Calif., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --ALDILA, INC. (OTCQX:ALDA) today
announced the approval by Aldila stockholders of the previously announced
merger with Mitsubishi Rayon America, Inc. ("MRA").

A special meeting of the Aldila stockholders of record as of November 21, 2012
was held at Aldila's headquarters in Poway, California on December 27, 2012.
A total of 3,788,047 shares Aldila Common Stock were present at the meeting in
person or by proxy. The stockholders voted to approve the proposed merger by
a vote of 3,526,176 voting in favor and 251,018 against. The votes in favor
represent 93.09% of the votes cast at the meeting, and 64.24% of the total
issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock. Approval of the proposed merger
was the only item considered at the meeting. Aldila's directors, senior
officers, and certain other stockholders, who collectively held 2,274,378
shares, or approximately 41%, of Aldila's issued and outstanding Common Stock
entered into a Voting Agreement with MRA and had committed to voting their
shares in support of the Merger Agreement.

"We are pleased to see this step completed and look forward to concluding the
merger process. In the absence of unexpected regulatory or other issues, we
anticipate closing the approved transaction in the first quarter of 2013. We
continue to be excited about Aldila's future as part of a world class advanced
composite materials company that is fully integrated from the base raw
material acrylonitrile, precursor, carbon fiber and prepreg materials," said
Peter Mathewson, Aldila's CEO.

On December 4, 2012 Aldila announced it had signed a merger agreement (the
"Merger Agreement") with MRA. The Merger Agreement provides that upon the
effectiveness of the merger, Aldila's stockholders will receive cash
consideration of $4.00 per share, representing a total purchase price of
approximately $22 million for Aldila's common shares and a premium of 60%
above Aldila's share price of $2.50 at the close of trading on December 3,
2012.

The Merger Agreement provides for the merger of Aldila with a wholly-owned
subsidiary of MRA. In the merger Aldila will continue as the surviving
corporation and will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of MRA. MRA is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. ("MRC") and part of the
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation group. The Merger Agreement is
subject to customary closing conditions, including applicable government and
regulatory filings and approvals. The merger will close once the shareholders
approve the merger and the other closing conditions are satisfied.

Aldila's Board of Directors ("Board") had unanimously approved the merger and
recommended Aldila's stockholders approve it as well. The Merger Agreement
was the culmination of a strategic review undertaken by Aldila and its
exclusive financial advisor, B. Riley & Co. The Board concluded a merger was
in the best interest of Aldila and its stockholders because joining with MRC
will better enable Aldila to capitalize on Aldila's business opportunities
offered by the growing demand for carbon fiber based materials in a number of
industries. The merger will allow Aldila to leverage MRC's resources to more
effectively take advantage of the business opportunities open to Aldila.

About Aldila

Aldila, Inc. is one of the world's largest manufacturers of carbon fiber
shafts. Aldila, Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of carbon-based
composite products and materials used in various end markets. Aldila's
competencies are the development of carbon-based composites and the
implementation of manufacturing processes that support the commercialization
of these composites. Aldila is a vertically-integrated supplier of composites
across three primary end markets: carbon-based pre-impregnated composite
fibers, graphite golf shafts and archery products.

You may find additional information about Aldila's business, financial results
and operations in Aldila's annual report and quarterly reports, on Aldila's
website at www.aldila.com and on the OTCQX.com website. Aldila's annual report
to stockholders for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, and quarterly
reports through the quarter ended September 30, 2012, have been filed with the
OTCQX and are available on Aldila's website and on the OTCQX.com website.

About MRA

Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon
Co., Ltd. MRA's business is centered around MMA (methyl methacrylate) and AN
(acrylonitrile) business complexes as basic raw materials and finished
products. For more information, visit http://www.mrany.com.

About MRC

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical
Holdings Corporation. MRC's business is centered around areas of chemical and
plastics, fibers, carbon fibers and composite materials, and aqua businesses.
For more information, visit

http://www.mrc.co.jp

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on Aldila's
expectations as of the date of this press release. These statements
necessarily reflect assumptions that Aldila makes in evaluating its
expectations as to the future. Forward-looking statements are necessarily
subject to risks and uncertainties, including those relating to the closing of
the proposed merger. Aldila's actual future performance and results could
differ from that contained in or suggested by these forward-looking statements
as a result of a variety of factors. Aldila's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (for filings prior to its move to OTCQX U.S. Premier) and
OTC Disclosure and News Service present a detailed discussion of the principal
risks and uncertainties related to Aldila's future operations. In particular
the Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2011, and Quarterly Reports
and Current Reports, discuss Aldila's business, financial condition, and risk
factors. All of the foregoing reports may be obtained on the OTCQX U.S.
Premier website, which can be found at www. OTCQX.com, or at Aldila's website,
www.aldila.com.

SOURCE Aldila, Inc.

Website: http://www.aldila.com
Contact: Scott M. Bier, Vice President, CFO; or Sylvia J. Castle, Investor
Relations, Aldila, Inc., 1-858-513-1801
 
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