PGT Announces Sale of Salisbury, NC Facility

PGT Announces Sale of Salisbury, NC Facility

VENICE, Fla., Jan. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI), the
leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows
and doors, announced that, on January 23, it completed the previously
announced sale of its Salisbury, NC manufacturing facility to an affiliate of
Gildan Activewear Inc. for approximately $8 million in cash (approximately
$7.5M net of selling costs). PGT previously manufactured impact and non-impact
windows and doors at the approximately 390,000 square foot facility and
consolidated all manufacturing operations into its facilities located in
Venice, FL.

"This sale represents a positive outcome for PGT, our shareholders and
employees, and provides additional momentum as we move into 2013," said Rod
Hershberger, President and Chief Executive Officer of PGT. "As previously
announced, we listed this facility for sale in connection with the
consolidation of our manufacturing operations into our Florida facilities.
This sale further improves our financial strength and aligns with our strategy
of focusing on our core impact-resistant markets within the State of Florida
and nearby coastal regions."

                                  About PGT

PGT(R) pioneered the U.S. impact-resistant window and door industry and today
is the nation's leading manufacturer and supplier of residential
impact-resistant windows and doors. Founded in 1980, the company employs
approximately 1,000 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering
plants in Florida. Utilizing the latest designs and technology, PGT products
are ideal for new construction and replacement projects serving the
residential, commercial, high-rise and institutional markets. PGT's product
line includes a variety of aluminum and vinyl windows and doors. Product
brands include WinGuard (R); SpectraGuard (TM); PremierVue (R); PGT
Architectural Systems; and Eze-Breeze (R). PGT Industries is a wholly owned
subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI).

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  *Changes in new home starts and home remodeling trends
  *The economy in the U.S. generally or in Florida where the substantial
    portion of our sales are generated
  *Raw material prices, especially aluminum
  *Transportation costs
  *Level of indebtedness
  *Dependence on our WinGuard branded product lines
  *Product liability and warranty claims
  *Federal and state regulations
  *Dependence on our manufacturing facilities
  *The controlling interest of JLL Partners Fund IV, L.P.

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         Jeff Jackson, Executive Vice President and CFO

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