Curtiss-Wright Completes Acquisition of Germany's Phonix Group
Expands Severe Service Valve Offering in the Global Marketplace
PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Curtiss-Wright Corporation
(NYSE:CW) announced today that it has completed the previously announced
acquisition of 100% of the shares of Phönix Holding GmbH for approximately €82
million ($108 million) in cash. Phönix, headquartered in Germany, is a leading
designer and manufacturer of high performance, severe-service valves, valve
systems and related support services to the global chemical, petrochemical and
power (both conventional and nuclear) markets. The business will operate
within Curtiss-Wright's Flow Control segment.
The company operates Phönix Valves in Volkmarsen, Germany; Strack, located in
Barleben, Germany; and Daume Control Valves, located in Hanover, Germany.
Phönix has 282 employees, owns sales subsidiaries with warehouses in Texas and
France and also has sales engineers operating in Benelux, Turkey, Portugal,
Italy and Spain.
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 surface treatment technologies 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 and prides itself on long-standing
customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,700 people
worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.
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About Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Segment
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., is
the Flow Control business segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. This business
segment designs and manufactures highly engineered valves, pumps, motors,
generators, electronics, systems and related products for complex naval
defense, power generation, oil and gas and general industrial applications.
For more information, visit www.cwfc.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the
Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions. Such statements,
including statements relating to Curtiss-Wright Corporation's expectations for
the future performance of Phönix Holding GmbH, the future opportunities
associated with the acquisition, and the success of the Company integrating
Phönix Holding GmbH into its Flow Control segment, are not considered
historical facts and are considered forward-looking statements under the
federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are subject to
certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied. Readers are cautioned not to place
undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the
date hereof. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: a
reduction in anticipated orders; an economic downturn; changes in competitive
marketplace and/or customer requirements; a change in US government spending;
an inability to perform customer contracts at anticipated cost levels; and
other factors that generally affect the business of aerospace, defense
contracting, marine, electronics and industrial companies. Please refer to the
Company's current SEC filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, for further information.
CONTACT: Jim Ryan
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