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Precision Castparts Corp. Expands Aerostructures Capabilities With Acquisition of Centra Industries

PORTLAND, Ore., May 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) has agreed to acquire Centra Industries ("Centra"), a state-of-the art aerostructures manufacturer located in Cambridge, Ontario.

Centra manufactures a range of machined airframe components and assemblies, in both aluminum and hard metals. Core competencies include the high-speed machining of complex, high-precision structures, sub-assembly, and kit integration. Established in 1974, Centra has approximately 400 non-union employees.

"The acquisition of Centra further grows our presence in the fragmented aerostructures market," said Mark Donegan, chairman and chief executive officer of Precision Castparts Corp. "The business broadens the range of our core capabilities, which will enable us to position our expanding product line in the facility best suited to the job. In addition, Centra has already established solid market share on growing commercial aircraft programs, such as the 787, 777, 747-8, and A380, and, in concert with our existing aerostructures operations, the opportunities for share gain are plentiful."

The cash acquisition will be immediately accretive to earnings.  The transaction is expected to be completed during the first quarter of fiscal 2013, after which Centra's results will be reported as part of the Fastener 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.

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Information included within this press release describing 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 the Company's entry into new markets; competitive pricing; the financial viability of the Company's significant customers; the impact on the Company of customer labor disputes; demand, timing and market acceptance of new commercial and military programs including the Boeing 787; the availability and cost of energy, materials, supplies, and insurance; and the cost of pension benefits and post-retirement medical benefits; equipment failures; relations with the Company's employees; the Company's ability to manage its operating costs and to integrate acquired businesses in an effective manner; 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 or natural disasters; the availability and cost of financing; and implementation of new technologies and process improvement.  Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these factors.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release any forward-looking information to reflect anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of this document.

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