SOURCE: Dresner Corporate Services; Methode Electronics, Inc.

November 14, 2008 11:00 ET

Methode Electronics, Inc. Selects Dresner Corporate Services for Investor Relations

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - November 14, 2008) - Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global designer and manufacturer of electro-mechanical devices, has selected Dresner Corporate Services, Inc., a strategic communications agency, to provide investor relations counsel. Dresner will work closely with Methode to raise awareness within the investment community of the Company and its growth strategies.

Chicago, Ill.-based Methode is a leading developer of electro-mechanical, electronic, power and subsystem solutions. Founded in 1946, the Company has operations in nine countries, with 3,800-plus employees worldwide. In fiscal year 2008, the Company reported $551 million in sales.

Donald W. Duda, president and chief executive officer of Methode, stated, "Expanding our technologies and applications in the human machine interface, sensors and power product areas will be crucial to supporting our future growth. As Methode continues to diversify and develop new technologies, it will be important that Wall Street understands our strategy and progress. Dresner Corporate Services' messaging and investor outreach activities are designed to reach the most appropriate investors and to communicate effectively to current and potential investors. Dresner has established an excellent track record, and our relationship with them brings an extraordinary resource to our team."

"Methode has a history of success, and we look forward to communicating its mission, values and philosophy to the market place while expanding Methode's profile within the financial community," said Kristine Walczak, senior vice president of Dresner Corporate Services. "We believe the Company's key strengths, including a global manufacturing footprint with worldwide capabilities in its business segments, coupled with innovative solutions to meet its customers' needs and a long list of patented technologies, provide an opportunity for investors. By expanding Methode's visibility and communication with the financial community, we can help enhance the Company's shareholder value."

About Methode Electronics, Inc.

Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global designer and manufacturer of electro-mechanical devices with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in the United States, Malta, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, Czech Republic, China and Singapore. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interconnect, Power Products and Other. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries. Further information can be found on Methode's Web site www.methode.com.

About Dresner Corporate Services

Dresner Corporate Services (DCS) is a strategic communications agency specializing in public and investor relations. DCS is focused on delivering tangible, measurable results leading to a superior return-on-investment for its clients. More information is available at www.dresnerco.biz.

Contact Information

  • For Methode Electronics, Inc. - Investor Contacts:

    Philip Kranz
    Dresner Corporate Services
    312-780-7240
    pkranz@dresnerco.com

    Kristine Walczak
    Dresner Corporate Services
    312-780-7205
    kwalczak@dresnerco.com

    For Dresner Corporate Services - Media Contacts:

    Jennifer Jameson
    Dresner Corporate Services
    312-780-7241
    jjameson@dresnerco.com