Materion Corporation Announces Working with Lockheed Martin to Qualify as a Supplier of Proprietary AlBeCast® Aluminum

  Materion Corporation Announces Working with Lockheed Martin to Qualify as a
  Supplier of Proprietary AlBeCast® Aluminum-Beryllium Investment Castings for
  F-35 Lightning II Airborne Optical Components

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ELMORE, Ohio -- March 13, 2014

Materion Brush Beryllium & Composites, a Materion Corporation (NYSE: MTRN)
business, announced today it is working with Lockheed Martin to qualify as a
supplier of proprietary AlBeCast® aluminum-beryllium investment castings for
the F-35 Lightning II’s Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS).

Materion, which recently announced an expansion of its investment casting
operation at its Elmore facility, is the current supplier of AlBeMet®, an
aluminum-beryllium composite alloy, for EOTS. The AlBeCast expansion extends
Materion’s aluminum-beryllium product offering beyond powder
metallurgy-derived materials by offering rapid prototyping and solidification
modeling to provide investment cast parts with short lead times and
competitive pricing. Aluminum-beryllium materials and castings provide
favorable cost/benefit advantages for technically demanding customers
requiring a combination of ultra-light weight, stiffness, mechanical stability
and thermal properties.

According to Lawrence Ryczek, Vice President and General Manager, Brush
Beryllium & Composites, “Materion is proud to be the qualified supplier of
AlBeMet for F-35 EOTS. The Materion casting technology group is working with
Lockheed Martin to also qualify Materion as an investment casting supplier. We
have provided casting prototypes and are excited for an opportunity to
complement our AlBeMet product line with AlBeCast for this program.”

Dr. Jim Yurko, Director, Technology, added, “With our recent casting
technology breakthroughs, we believe aluminum-beryllium investment casting is
optimal for more performance-driven applications with customers in the
aerospace, defense and precision industrial equipment industries.”

The AlBeCast casting investment follows a major expansion of the Elmore
facility’s primary beryllium production capacity undertaken over the past
several years as part of an innovative private-public partnership between
Materion and the U.S. Department of Defense. This primary production
capability supports the beryllium product lines for defense as well as
critical civilian needs.

Materion Corporation is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. The Company,
through its wholly owned subsidiaries, supplies highly engineered advanced
materials to global markets. Products include precious and non-precious
specialty metals, inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty coatings,
specialty engineered beryllium alloys, beryllium and beryllium composites, and
engineered clad and plated metal systems.


Materion Corporation
Investor Contact:
Michael C. Hasychak, 216-383-6823
Media Contact:
Patrick S. Carpenter, 216-383-6835
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