Ferro Schedules Conference Call for 2012 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

  Ferro Schedules Conference Call for 2012 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year

Business Wire

CLEVELAND -- February 26, 2013

Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE) announced today that it will conduct a
conference call on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to
discuss financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31,
2012, and provide a current view of 2013 business conditions. Participants
from Ferro will include Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Peter
Thomas, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Rutherford, and
Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations John Bingle.

If you wish to listen to the conference call, dial 800-734-8582 (toll free) if
calling from the United States or Canada, or dial 212-231-2901 if calling from
outside North America. Please dial into the call approximately 10 minutes
before the call is planned to begin. A live Webcast will also be available by
clicking on the Investor Information link at the top of Ferro’s Web site at

A replay of the call will be available from noon Eastern Time on March 5,
2013, until noon Eastern Time on March 12. To access the replay, dial
800-633-8284 (toll-free) if calling from the United States or Canada, or dial
402-977-9140 if calling from outside North America. Use the program ID #
21650229 to access the audio replay. The Webcast replay will also be available
by clicking on the Investor Information link on the Ferro corporate Web site
at http://www.ferro.com, beginning at approximately noon Eastern Time on March

About Ferro Corporation

Ferro Corporation (http://www.ferro.com) is a leading global supplier of
technology-based performance materials for manufacturers. Ferro materials
enhance the performance of products in a variety of end markets, including
building and construction, automotive, appliances, electronics, household
furnishings, pharmaceuticals, and industrial products.

Headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, the Company has approximately 4,950
employees globally and reported 2011 sales of $2.2 billion.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking
statements” within the meaning of Federal securities laws. These statements
are subject to a variety of uncertainties, unknown risks and other factors
concerning the Company’s operations and business environment. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
suggested by these forward-looking statements and that could adversely affect
the Company’s future financial performance include the following:

  *demand in the industries into which Ferro sells its products may be
    unpredictable, cyclical or heavily influenced by consumer spending;
  *restrictive covenants in the Company’s credit facilities could affect its
    strategic initiatives and liquidity;
  *Ferro’s ability to access capital markets, borrowings, or financial
  *the effectiveness of the Company’s efforts to improve operating margins
    through sales growth, price increases, productivity gains, and improved
    purchasing techniques;
  *Ferro’s ability to successfully implement and/or administer its
    restructuring programs and produce the desired results, including
    projected savings;
  *implementation of new business processes and information systems;
  *the availability of reliable sources of energy and raw materials at a
    reasonable cost;
  *currency conversion rates and economic, social, regulatory, and political
    conditions around the world;
  *Ferro’s presence in certain geographic regions, including Latin America
    and Asia-Pacific, where it can be difficult to compete lawfully;
  *increasingly aggressive domestic and foreign governmental regulations on
    hazardous materials and regulations affecting health, safety and the
  *Ferro’s ability to successfully introduce new products;
  *sale of products into highly regulated industries;
  *limited or no redundancy for certain of the Company’s manufacturing
    facilities and possible interruption of operations at those facilities;
  *Ferro’s ability to complete future acquisitions or successfully integrate
    future acquisitions;
  *the impact of the Company’s performance on its ability to utilize
    significant deferred tax assets;
  *competitive factors, including intense price competition;
  *Ferro’s ability to protect its intellectual property or to successfully
    resolve claims of infringement brought against the Company;
  *the impact of operating hazards and investments made in order to meet
    stringent environmental, health and safety regulations;
  *stringent labor and employment laws and relationships with the Company’s
  *the impact of requirements to fund employee benefit costs, especially
    post-retirement costs;
  *the impact of interruption, damage to, failure, or compromise of the
    Company’s information systems;
  *manufacture and sale of products into the pharmaceutical industry;
  *exposure to lawsuits in the normal course of business;
  *risks and uncertainties associated with intangible assets, including the
    final amount of impairment and other charges described in this press
  *Ferro’s borrowing costs could be affected adversely by interest rate
  *liens on the Company’s assets by its lenders affect its ability to dispose
    of property and businesses;
  *Ferro may not pay dividends on its common stock in the foreseeable future;
  *other factors affecting the Company’s business that are beyond its
    control, including disasters, accidents, and governmental actions.

The risks and uncertainties identified above are not the only risks the
Company faces. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to the
Company or that it currently believes to be immaterial also may adversely
affect the Company. Should any known or unknown risks and uncertainties
develop into actual events, these developments could have material adverse
effects on Ferro’s business, financial condition and results of operations.

This release contains time-sensitive information that reflects management’s
best analysis only as of the date of this release. The Company does not
undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking
statements to reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise
after the date of this release. Additional information regarding these risks
can be found in the Ferro Corporation Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
period ended December 31, 2011.


Ferro Corporation
Investor Contact:
John Bingle, 216-875-5411
Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations
E-mail: john.bingle@ferro.com
Media Contact:
Mary Abood, 216-875-5401
Director, Corporate Communications
E-mail: mary.abood@ferro.com
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