PGT Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Possible Sale of Shares by JLL Partners Fund IV, LP

PGT Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Possible Sale of Shares by
JLL Partners Fund IV, LP

VENICE, Fla., March 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI), the
leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows
and doors, announced that it had filed a shelf registration statement with the
U.S. Securities Exchange Commission on Form S-3 pursuant to a notice from JLL
Partners Fund IV, LP ("JLL"), the holder of approximately 62% of the Company's
outstanding common stock, under a registration rights agreement between JLL
and the Company. The Company said that JLL has advised it that JLL has not
made any definitive determination as to the number of shares, if any, it
intends to sell pursuant to such registration statement, after it is declared
effective by the SEC, nor the timing of any such sales. Any sales by JLL of
its outstanding shares will not have a dilutive effect on the Company. The
Company also said that it has no current intent to sell any primary shares of
its common stock pursuant to the registration statement.

                                  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).

The PGT, Inc. logo is available at

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the
SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may
offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement is
declared effective. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or
a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities and shall not constitute an
offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which, or to any persons to
whom, such an offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.

                          Forward-Looking Statements

From time to time, we have made or will make forward-looking statements within
the meaning of Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These statements do not relate
strictly to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements usually
can be identified by the use of words such as "goal", "objective", "plan",
"expect", "anticipate", "intend", "project", "believe", "estimate", "may",
"could", or other words of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements provide
our current expectations or forecasts of future events, results, circumstances
or aspirations. Our disclosures in this report contain forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. We may also make forward-looking statements in our other documents
filed or furnished with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in oral
presentations. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and by
their nature are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside
of our control. Our actual results may differ materially from those set forth
in our forward-looking statements. There is no assurance that any list of
risks and uncertainties or risk factors is complete. Factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those described in our
forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

  *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.

Any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf speak only as of
the date they are made and we do not undertake any obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect the impact of subsequent events or
circumstances. Before making any investment decision, you should carefully
consider all risks and uncertainties disclosed in all our SEC filings,
including our reports on Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K and our registration
statements under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, all of which are
accessible on the SEC's website at and at

         Jeff Jackson, Executive Vice President of Operations and CFO

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