Future Pipe Industries Group Signs Agreement for the Acquisition of Specialty Plastics, Inc.

Future Pipe Industries Group Signs Agreement for the Acquisition of Specialty
                                Plastics, Inc.

  PR Newswire

  DUBAI, UAE, April 9, 2013

DUBAI, UAE, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

               FPIG to acquire 100% of Specialty Plastics, Inc.

Future Pipe Industries Group (FPIG), as part of the execution of its global
growth strategy, has signed an agreement with ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS), to
acquire 100% of the fibreglass reinforced pipe business, Specialty Plastics,
Inc. (SPI)

SPI, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, is a leading supplier of fibreglass
pipes and systems for offshore platforms and marine vessels. The takeover is a
strategic addition to FPIG's composite pipe business and adds a significant
new offering to its already extensive product range extending FPIG's global
capabilities in the offshore rig and floating production and storage of oil
(FPSO) market.

"We are excited about this new opportunity," said Fouad Makhzoumi, Chairman
and CEO of Future Pipe Industries Group."The acquisition of Specialty
Plastics, Inc. is a strategic fit to FPIG that will complement its product
offerings, geographical reach and customer sectors. SPI's solutions, people
and expertise will extend our ability to deliver competitive services
particularly in the Americas and continue to strengthen FPIG as a leading
global provider of composite pipe systems."

"The acquisition of SPI is in line with our strategy of organic growth coupled
with the acquisition of other complementary businesses which have prominence
anddemonstrated technical excellence in their own markets. The acquisition of
SPI will further enhance our existing manufacturing and sales operations in
the US and expand our reach within the Oil & Gas sector," concluded Makhzoumi,
Chairman and CEO of Future Pipe Industries Group.

About Future Pipe Industries Group

Future Pipe Industries Group was established in 1984 and has since grown to
become a global leader in anti-corrosive fiberglass pipe system design and
manufacturing. FPIG offers a complete product range and solutions to complex
engineering projects for a wide variety of applications in the Oil & Gas,
Marine, Industrial, and Infrastructure sectors. FPIG currently operates 9
factories around the world with more than 3500 employees and serves more than
300 major customers in over 50 countries. 

For further information, please contact:

Future Pipe Industries Group       Mariana Missakian         
 Corporate Communications Director        T: +971-4-3896152     
   E: m.missakian@futurepipe.com 
 
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