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Headwaters Incorporated Announces Repurchase of $4.3 Million of Its 14.75% Convertible Subordinated Notes

Monday, March 12, 2012

Headwaters Incorporated Announces Repurchase of $4.3 Million of Its 14.75% Convertible Subordinated Notes11:08 EDT Monday, March 12, 2012 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (Business Wire) -- HEADWATERS INCORPORATED (NYSE: HW), today announced it has repurchased and canceled approximately $4.3 million in aggregate principal amount of its 14.75% Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2014 for consideration of approximately $5.0 million, including accrued interest through the purchase date of approximately $0.1 million, pursuant to an open market transaction. After the closing of the note purchase, Headwaters has $1.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its 14.75% Notes remaining. "With this repurchase we have reduced approximately $19.5 million of face value of our debt this fiscal year, eliminating close to $2.0 million in annual interest expense," stated Don P. Newman, Headwaters' Chief Financial Officer. "Headwaters continues its focus on improving cash flows and reducing its debt.” About Headwaters IncorporatedHeadwaters Incorporated is improving lives through innovative advancements in construction materials through application, design, and purpose. Headwaters is a diversified growth company providing products, technologies and services to the heavy construction materials, light building products, and energy technology industries.Through its coal combustion products, building products, and energy businesses, the Company has been able to improve sustainability by transforming underutilized resources into valuable products.www.headwaters.comForward Looking StatementsCertain statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and Headwaters intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor created thereby.Forward-looking statements include Headwaters' expectations as to the managing and marketing of coal combustion products, the production and marketing of buildingproducts, the production and marketing of cleaned coal, the licensing of residue hydrocracking technology and catalyst sales to oil refineries, the availability of refined coal tax credits, the development, commercialization, and financing of new technologies and other strategic business opportunities and acquisitions, and other information about Headwaters.Such statements that are not purely historical by nature, including those statements regarding Headwaters' future business plans, the operation of facilities, the availability of feedstocks, and the marketability of the coal combustion products, building products, cleaned coal, catalysts, and the availability of tax credits, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events and our future results that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industries in which we operate and the beliefs and assumptions of our management.Actual results may vary materially from such expectations.Words such as “may,” “should,” “intends,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “targets,” “goals,” “projects,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” or variations of such words and similar expressions, or the negative of such terms, may help identify such forward-looking statements.Any statements that refer to projections of our future financial performance, our anticipated growth and trends in our businesses, and other characterizations of future events or circumstances, are forward-looking. In addition to matters affecting the coal combustion products, building products, and energy industries or the economy generally, factors that could cause actual results to differ from expectations stated in forward-looking statements include, among others, the factors described in the caption entitled “Risk Factors” in Item 1A in Headwaters' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other periodic filings and prospectuses.Although Headwaters believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that our results of operations will not be adversely affected by such factors.Unless legally required, we undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason.Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Our internet address is www.headwaters.com. There we make available, free of charge, our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports, as soon as reasonably practicableafter we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the SEC.Our reports can be accessed through the investor relations section of our web site.AT THE COMPANY:Headwaters IncorporatedSharon MaddenVice President of Investor Relations801-984-9400orANALYST CONTACT:Financial ProfilesTricia Ross, 916-939-7285