SOURCE: Ladish Co., Inc.

Ladish Co., Inc.

May 06, 2011 11:00 ET

Ladish Announces Results of Special Shareholders' Meeting

CUDAHY, WI--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - Ladish Co., Inc. ( (NASDAQ: LDSH) today announced the results of a special meeting of Ladish shareholders. At the meeting, the Ladish shareholders overwhelmingly approved the merger of Ladish with a wholly owned subsidiary of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI) with approximately 99.9% of the Ladish shares voted at the meeting having been voted in favor of the transaction. Ladish expects to close the transaction with ATI on or about May 9, 2011.

Ladish Co., Inc. is a leading producer of highly engineered, technically advanced metal components for the jet engine, aerospace and general industrial markets. Ladish is headquartered in Cudahy, Wisconsin with operations in Wisconsin, California, Connecticut, Oregon and Poland. Ladish common stock trades on Nasdaq under the symbol LDSH.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risk and uncertainties, and actual results or events may differ materially from those projected or implied in those statements. Examples include statements regarding the parties' ability to consummate the proposed transaction and timing thereof, the benefits and impact of the proposed transaction, including effects on cash flow or earnings, the combined company's ability to achieve the synergies and value creation that are contemplated by the parties, ATI's ability to promptly and effectively integrate Ladish's business, and the diversion of management time on transaction-related issues. Additional examples of forward-looking statements include information concerning ATI's, Ladish's or the combined company's outlook, anticipated revenues or results of operations, and the anticipated benefits expected to be realized in connection therewith, as well as any other statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact.

These forward-looking statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "project," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "seek," "will," "may," "would," "should," "could," "forecast" or similar expressions. These statements are based on certain assumptions that ATI and Ladish have made in light of their experience in the industry as well as their perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors that they believe are appropriate in these circumstances. ATI and Ladish believe these judgments are reasonable, but you should understand that no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial conditions of ATI, Ladish or the combined company, due to a variety of important factors, both positive and negative. Among other items, such factors could include the ability of the parties to obtain all necessary regulatory consents to the proposed transaction; the overall strength and stability of general economic conditions, both in the United States and in global markets, including the timing and strength of the current recovery; the effect of significant changes in the competitive environment, including as a result of industry consolidation, and the effect of competition in the parties' respective markets; their ability to achieve cost savings and efficiencies and realize opportunities to increase productivity and profitability; their ability to accurately estimate future levels of business activity and adjust operations accordingly; impact of a major disruption in their communication or centralized information networks or payment systems; and changes in the existing, or the adoption of new, laws, regulations, policies or other activities of governments, agencies and similar organizations where such actions may materially affect their operations or the cost thereof.

ATI and Ladish caution you that you should not rely unduly on these forward-looking statements, which reflect their current beliefs and are based on information currently available. Neither ATI nor Ladish undertakes any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements as of any future date. Additional information concerning these statements and other factors can be found in ATI's and Ladish's filings with the SEC, including the respective Annual Reports on Form 10-K, the quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and other documents ATI or Ladish have filed.

Contact Information

  • Ladish Co., Inc.
    5481 South Packard Avenue
    Cudahy, WI 53110
    Wayne E. Larsen
    414-747-2602 Fax

    Libby Communications
    1414 East Harbour Towne Circle
    Muskegon, MI 49441
    William J. Libby