June 11, 2008 16:00 ET

Lydall Honored by Volkswagen Group as a Top Supplier for 2008

Among 15 International Winners, Lydall Only USA-Based Company

MANCHESTER, CT--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - LYDALL, INC. (NYSE: LDL) Dale G. Barnhart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lydall, Inc., today announced that Lydall is 1 of 15 international suppliers to receive the coveted Volkswagen Group Award for 2008. Lydall has the distinction of being the only USA-based company to be honored with this award which recognizes innovative strength and value-added development.

Professor Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and Francisco J. Garcia Sanz, Member of the Board with responsibility for 'Procurement,' presented this year's awards at a ceremony in Spain. Professor Winterkorn spoke of Volkswagen Group's unique brand and success, "This success is in part attributable to cooperation with our global partners and suppliers."

Garcia Sanz added, "We need partners with high development competence and innovative strength as well as companies with competent project management." He said, "It is a particular honor for Volkswagen to cooperate with committed companies and to pay tribute to outstanding achievements with the Volkswagen Group Award. This award for our top suppliers is a visible expression of our successful working partnership."

Barnhart commented, "Volkswagen Group works with approximately 26,000 suppliers worldwide. To have been selected as a top supplier is very gratifying and reinforces our commitment to quality and creative solutions. Earning this prestigious award is a result of the dedication of Lydall's European automotive associates, in particular our Meinerzhagen operation, and the benefits of our lean six sigma programs. Use of lean six sigma tools enables the Meinerzhagen operation to maintain operational excellence and to produce unique solutions exceeding Volkswagen's demands."

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 Europe and Asia, focuses on specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation markets. Lydall's patented automotive thermal/acoustical barrier and heat shielding components are employed in interior, underhood and underbody applications throughout cars, vans, sport-utility vehicles, and trucks in the U.S. and in Europe.

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