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ParkOhio Finalizes Acquisition Of Fluid Routing Solutions

Stocks in this article: PKOH

CLEVELAND, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Park-Ohio Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: PKOH), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Fluid Routing Solutions Inc. ("FRS"), a leading manufacturer of industrial hose products and fuel filler and hydraulic fluid assemblies.

FRS products include fuel filler, hydraulic, and thermoplastic assemblies and several forms of manufactured hose including bulk and formed fuel, power steering, transmission oil cooling, hydraulic, and thermoplastic hose.  FRS sells to automotive and industrial customers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. FRS has five production facilities located in Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and the Czech Republic.

With over 950 employees, FRS achieved revenues of approximately $190 million, for the trailing twelve months ended January 31, 2012. The transaction will be immediately accretive to earnings.

In connection with the acquisition, Park-Ohio Industries amended and restated its revolving credit agreement, providing a new four-year $220 million revolving credit facility and a new $25 million term loan.

ParkOhio is a leading provider of supply chain logistics services and a manufacturer of highly engineered products. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the Company operates 31 manufacturing sites and 44 supply chain logistics facilities. 

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future performance of the Company that are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or projected. 

Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations are: the ability to successfully integrate FRS and achieve the expected results of the acquisition; the ability to retain FRS' management team and FRS' relationships with customers and suppliers; the cyclical nature of the vehicular industry; timing of cost reductions; labor availability and stability; changes in economic and industry conditions; adverse impacts to the Company, its suppliers and customers from acts of terrorism or hostilities; the financial condition of the Company's customers and suppliers, including the impact of any bankruptcies; the Company's ability to successfully integrate the operations of acquired companies; the uncertainties of environmental, litigation or corporate contingencies; and changes in regulatory requirements.  These and other risks and assumptions are described in the Company's reports that are available from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.                       

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