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Precision Castparts Corp. Expands PCC Energy Group Capabilities With Acquisition of Texas Honing

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Precision Castparts Corp. Expands PCC Energy Group Capabilities With Acquisition of Texas Honing17:00 EDT Sunday, October 07, 2012PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) has agreed to acquire Texas Honing, Inc. ("THI" or the "Company"). THI provides precision, tight tolerance pipe processing services, including honing, boring, straightening, and turning. The Company's products are used in oil & gas drilling, completion, and production applications, as well as other commercial markets. The Company operates three facilities in the Houston, Texas, area and employs more than 200 people. "The acquisition of THI continues our steady push to establish a broader presence in the oil & gas market and to add capabilities that enable us to better serve that market," said Mark Donegan, chairman and chief executive officer of Precision Castparts Corp. "As we become a larger supplier of nickel alloy downhole casing to the industry, THI has capabilities that will make our casing manufacturing process quicker and more efficient. In addition, we will be able to supply finished pipe in future project bids, which will give us the opportunity to gain further share in an end market where we see significant growth going forward." The cash acquisition of THI will be immediately accretive to earnings.  Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to be completed during the third quarter of fiscal 2013, after which its results will be reported as part of the Forged Products segment. Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications.  In addition, the Company is the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market.  PCC manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. The Precision Castparts Corp. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8204 Information included within this press release describing the projected growth and future results and events constitutes forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results in future periods may differ materially from the forward-looking statements because of a number of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to fluctuations in the aerospace, power generation, and general industrial cycles; the relative success of our entry into new markets; competitive pricing; the financial viability of our significant customers; the concentration of a substantial portion of our business with a relatively small number of key customers; the impact on the Company of customer or supplier labor disputes; demand, timing and market acceptance of new commercial and military programs, including the Boeing 787; the availability and cost of energy, raw materials, supplies, and insurance; the cost of pension and postretirement medical benefits; equipment failures; product liability claims; relations with our employees; our ability to manage our operating costs and to integrate acquired businesses in an effective manner; misappropriation of our intellectual property rights; governmental regulations and environmental matters; risks associated with international operations and world economies; the relative stability of certain foreign currencies; the impact of adverse weather conditions or natural disasters; the availability and cost of financing; and implementation of new technologies and process improvements. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these factors. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking information to reflect anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of this document. Precision Castparts Corp.'s press releases are available on the Internet at Globe Newswire's website – http://www.globenewswire.com or PCC's home page at http://www.precast.com. If you wish to be removed from this list, please reply to Unsubscribe@precastcorp.com.CONTACT: Dwight Weber, Director of Communications (503) 946-4855 Website: http://www.precast.com