PGT(R) Announces JLL Partners' Final Common Stock Distribution

PGT(R) Announces JLL Partners' Final Common Stock Distribution

N. VENICE, Fla., Dec. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI),
the leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant
windows and doors (the "Company" or "PGT"), today announced that JLL Partners,
Fund IV, L.P. ("JLL"), the Company's majority stockholder since January 2004,
distributed approximately 6,300,000 shares of the Company's common stock to
its partners and no longer holds any of the Company's common stock.

"JLL's divestiture of its investment in the Company in an organized and
controlled fashion has been both a natural and expected step in our evolution
into a fully independent publicly traded company," said PGT's President and
Chief Executive Officer, Rod Hershberger. "JLL has been an exceptional
partner, and the support and guidance they provided the Company proved
critically important as we navigated the housing crisis and emerged both
financially sound and poised to take advantage of current opportunities for
continued profitable growth for our shareholders."

Paul Levy, Founder and Managing Partner of JLL said, "Since 2004, JLL worked
closely with PGT management to execute a series of operational and capital
markets initiatives to provide the Company with financial flexibility, as well
as position the business for the impending market recovery, which is now fully
underway. Looking back, the Company's record of not only surviving but gaining
momentum and market share through the housing crisis is a testament to the
strength and depth of PGT's senior leadership and the collaborative
relationship between JLL, the independent directors and the Company. Our time
with PGT was both rewarding and personally enjoyable, and looking forward, I
believe current and future shareholders will benefit from the Company's
excellent reputation and first-rate management team."

JLL acquired substantially all of the equity interests of the Company on
January 29, 2004, and held majority interest until May 2013, when it
concurrently sold, approximately 12.7 million shares in an underwritten
offering and 6.8 million shares to the Company. Those transactions decreased
JLL's ownership to approximately 27.9% of the outstanding common stock of
PGT.In September, JLL distributed shares to its partners, decreasing its
ownership to approximately 13.7%, which it maintained until its most recent
distribution on December 12th.

About PGT

PGT^® 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 1,500 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 ^®; SpectraGuard^(TM); PremierVue^®; PGT Architectural
Systems; and Eze-Breeze^®. PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT,
Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI).

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
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"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

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

CONTACT: Jeff Jackson
         Executive Vice President and CFO

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