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Precision Castparts Corp. Broadens Aerostructures Capabilities With the Acquisition of Klune

PORTLAND, Ore., July 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) has agreed to acquire Klune Industries ("Klune"), a manufacturer of complex aluminum, nickel, titanium, and steel aerostructures.

Klune focuses on complex forming, machining, and assembly of aerostructure parts, in addition to offering significant expertise in a range of cold-formed sheet metal components. The company, which operates facilities in North Hollywood, California; Spanish Fork, Utah; and Kent, Washington, employs approximately 740 employees.

"Like Centra and Primus before that, Klune expands our reach into the widely fragmented aerostructures market," said Mark Donegan, chairman and chief executive officer of Precision Castparts Corp. "Klune also offers significant synergies with our existing operations. Klune's sheet metal and fabrication capabilities will be a major addition to our aerostructures product offering. The company purchases castings, forgings, and fasteners, which can now be supplied internally, and their expertise in machining castings adds to the capabilities of our aerostructures companies. The Klune facilities in California and Washington are located very close to existing PCC aerostructures plants, enabling us to gain operational and geographical leverage. And, from a top-line perspective, Klune's product line will significantly increase our dollar content on the Boeing 787, and they have solid positions on other major aircraft platforms, such as the Boeing 737 and Gulfstream G650." 

The cash acquisition will be immediately accretive to earnings.  Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to be completed during the second quarter of fiscal 2013, after which Klune'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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