Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports Record Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2013 Net Sales and Net Income

 Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports Record Preliminary Fourth Quarter
              and Full Year Fiscal 2013 Net Sales and Net Income

PR Newswire

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 13, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Wesson Holding
Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC), a leader in firearm manufacturing
and design, today announced preliminary net sales and earnings per share
results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter and full year periods ended April
30, 2013.

Preliminary net sales for the fiscal fourth quarter were $179 million, an
approximate increase of 38% over the comparable quarter last year. Preliminary
GAAP net income from continuing operations is expected to be approximately
$0.44 per diluted share compared with net income of $0.27 per diluted share
from continuing operations for the comparable quarter last year. The company
ended the fiscal year with a cash balance of $100.5 million.

Preliminary net sales for fiscal 2013 year were $588 million, an approximate
increase of 43% over fiscal 2012. Preliminary GAAP net income from continuing
operations is expected to be approximately $1.22 per diluted share compared
with net income of $0.40 per diluted share from continuing operations for the
prior year.

The preliminary results provided in this press release take in to
consideration all of the expected expenses of the Thompson/Center recall
issued by the company today, June 13, 2013. In addition, the preliminary
results provided in this press release are approximate and subject to
completion and audit of the company's financial statements in conjunction with
the company's Form 10-K Report for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2013.

Conference Call and Webcast

The company will host a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, June 25, 2013,
to discuss its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2013 financial and
operational results. Speakers on the conference call will include James
Debney, President and CEO, and Jeffrey D. Buchanan, Executive Vice President
and CFO. The conference call may include forward-looking statements. The
conference call and webcast will begin at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m.
Pacific Time). Those interested in listening to the call via telephone may
call directly at (857) 244-7551 and reference conference code 34472188. No
RSVP is necessary. The conference call audio webcast can also be accessed
live and for replay on the company's website at www.smith-wesson.com, under
the Investor Relations section. The company will maintain an audio replay of
this conference call on its website for a period of time after the call. No
other audio replay will be available.

About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a
U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad
portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global
military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company's brands include
Smith & Wesson®, M&P® and Thompson/Center Arms™. Smith & Wesson facilities are
located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson,
call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

Contact: Liz Sharp, VP Investor Relations
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.
(413) 747-3304
lsharp@smith-wesson.com

SOURCE Smith & Wesson

Website: http://www.smith-wesson.com
 
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