Investor Press Release
Quanex Building Products Agrees To Acquire Woodcraft Industries
For more than 70 years, Woodcraft has been recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious providers of hardwood and engineered wood doors and components to prominent kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturers throughout
The current management team, led by President
Mr. Griffiths concluded, "We welcome Woodcraft employees to the Quanex team and look forward to their contributions."
Mr. Herbst added, "Upon closing, the transaction will represent the best of both worlds: a continuation of Woodcraft's craftsmanship and unrelenting customer focus combined with access to Quanex's resources in pursuit of new opportunities in the growing cabinet industry. More generally, it was important that we align with an organization that shares our values and that is committed to expanded opportunities for our employees and service excellence for our customers. Quanex is an ideal partner for us moving forward, and we look forward to a bright future together."
Quanex has posted a presentation on its website, that provides a summary of the transaction's strategic rationale and financial benefits.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements that use the words "estimated," "expect," "could," "should," "believe," "will," "might," or similar words reflecting future expectations or beliefs are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the expected timing of the completion of the acquisition, the entry of the proposed debt agreements as contemplated and the availability of funds under those agreements, and continued success of the operations of Woodcraft. The statements set forth in this release are based on current expectations. Actual results or events may differ materially from this release.
Factors that could impact future results may include, without limitation, the risk that the parties may be unable to obtain governmental and regulatory approvals required for the transaction, or required governmental and regulatory approvals may delay the transaction or result in the imposition of conditions that are not favorable to Quanex or that could cause the parties to abandon the transaction; the risk that a condition to closing of the transaction may not be satisfied; the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement; the timing to consummate the transactions; the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully; the risk that the cost savings and any other synergies from the transactions may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the effect of the announcement of the transaction on the retention of customers, employees, or suppliers; the diversion of management time on merger-related issues; general worldwide economic conditions and related uncertainties, including in the credit markets; increasing competition in the building materials industry; the complex and uncertain regulatory environment in which the parties operate; and other risks, uncertainties, and factors discussed or referred to in the "Risk Factors" section of Quanex's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the
Any forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and Quanex undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward- looking statements to reflect new information or events.
Any guidance provided in this release, including the estimated 2015 growth capital additions above, sets forth management's best estimate based on current and anticipated market conditions and other factors. While management believes that these estimates and assumptions are reasonable, they are inherently uncertain and are subject to, among other things, significant business, economic, regulatory, environmental and competitive risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those that we anticipate, as set forth above.
Note on Non-GAAP Financial Measures: EBITDA (defined as net income or loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and other, net, as described in Quanex's filings with the
Employing top talent, developing forward-thinking technologies and solutions with an emphasis on energy efficiency and aesthetics, continuous improvement and integrity remain the cornerstones of Quanex's business as it positions itself for future growth in the building products market with a special emphasis on supplying innovative new products to the fenestration industry.
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