LYDALL UPDATES 2007 FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR SUBSEQUENT EVENT
MANCHESTER, CT – March 17, 2008
-- LYDALL, INC. (NYSE: LDL) today announced that its net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2007 was $2.4 million, or $.15 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.9 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, previously announced in a press release on February 20, 2008. The previously announced financial results were updated to reflect a new litigation matter involving a former employee of the Company which occurred subsequent to the Company's previous earnings announcement.
On February 22, 2008, a former employee of the Company commenced an action in the Delaware Chancery Court seeking advancement and indemnification from the Company of approximately $0.9 million. The amount sought is for income taxes that he is expecting to incur as a result of payments made by the Company in 2007, related to a previous litigation matter. Management concluded that it was probable that a loss had been incurred by the Company as of December 31, 2007. Based on management's estimates at this time, the Company recorded expense of approximately $0.9 million (pre-tax) during the quarter ended December 31, 2007, related to this matter. The expense was recorded in corporate office selling, product development and administrative expenses.
Lydall, Inc. is a New York Stock Exchange listed company, headquartered in Manchester, Connecticut. The Company, with operations in the U.S., France, and Germany and sales offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, focuses on specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation markets.
Cautionary Note Concerning Factors That May Affect Future Results
Stockholders are referred to Lydall's 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K, "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Cautionary Note Concerning Factors That May Affect Future Results," and "Risk Factors" which outline certain risks regarding the Company's forward-looking statements. Such risks include, among others: a major downturn of the automotive market, which accounted for approximately 52 percent of Lydall's 2007 net sales, dependence on large customers, pricing pressures from OEM automotive customers, changes in raw material pricing and supply, specifically, aluminum and other metals used in most of the Company's heat-shield products, various fibers used in thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation products. In addition, increases in energy pricing, inherent risks at international operations, the timing and performance of new-product introductions, compliance with environmental laws and regulations, outcomes of legal contingencies or assertions by or against the Company relating to intellectual property rights, changes in tax laws and rates, and strategic transactions can impact Lydall's projected results. For further details on these risks and other pertinent information on Lydall, copies of the Company's Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K are available on Lydall's web site, www.lydall.com. Information may also be obtained from the Company Contact: Thomas P. Smith, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, at One Colonial Road, Manchester, CT 06042; Telephone 860-646-1233, email: email@example.com
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Thomas P. Smith,
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