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Gibraltar’s Net Sales Increase 17% In First Quarter

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Gibraltar Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROCK), a leading manufacturer and distributor of products for building and industrial markets, today reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012. All financial metrics in this release reflect only the Company’s continuing operations unless otherwise noted.

Management Comments

“Gibraltar performed well in the first quarter, starting 2012 with 17% net sales growth despite persistently weak conditions in the construction markets,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Lipke. “Four percentage points of this growth were organic, with the other 13% driven by recent acquisitions. Our profitability benefited from earnings growth across nearly all businesses. However, those gains were more than offset by lower demand from the West Coast residential market affecting our integration of the Award Metals acquisition and an unfavorable comparison to low equity-compensation costs last year. Looking forward, we believe that our ability to drive continued internal growth in a challenging end market environment while also making accretive acquisitions bodes well for Gibraltar’s future earnings growth.”

“We believe that our success in combining non-residential diversification with a stronger presence in repair, remodeling and replacement in the majority of our markets is the key reason why Gibraltar has been able to generate top-line growth during an unprecedented downturn in the housing sector,” said Henning Kornbrekke, President and Chief Operating Officer. “Executing on this strategy through organic growth, acquisitions and divestitures during the past three years, we have expanded our presence in the nonresidential, industrial and infrastructure end markets to 50% of our current total sales from 30% in 2008. In the residential part of our business, the portion related to housing starts is now down to approximately 25%, with the other 75% being driven by home repair and remodeling activity.”

“We continued our operational improvement initiatives in the first quarter,” Kornbrekke said. “Driven by a strong ongoing commitment to lean initiatives, cost reduction and facilities consolidation, we continued to make progress toward our goal of delivering outstanding customer service while positioning Gibraltar as the low-cost global supplier in its markets. We continued to maintain low levels of working capital while improving our management of commodity costs. Initiatives in these areas during the past three years have enhanced both the operating leverage in our business model as well as the Company’s financial performance.”

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