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Brady Corporation Reports Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter Results And Announces Share Buyback Program

Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) (“Brady” or “Company”), a world leader in identification solutions, today reported its financial results for the fiscal 2012 fourth quarter ended July 31, 2012. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors authorized a share buyback program for up to two million shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock.

Quarter Ended July 31, 2012 Financial Results:

Sales for the fiscal 2012 fourth quarter ended July 31, 2012 were down 6.0 percent to $322.5 million compared to $343.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Organic sales were down 2.6 percent, the impact of foreign currency translation decreased sales by 5.0 percent, and acquisitions added 1.6 percent. By segment, organic sales increased 3.0 percent in the Americas and 0.6 percent in EMEA, and decreased 14.6 percent in the Asia-Pacific region.

Net income in the fiscal 2012 fourth quarter was down 60.6 percent to $11.7 million compared to $29.6 million in the same quarter last year. Excluding $7.1 million of after-tax restructuring charges in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 and $1.6 million of after-tax restructuring charges in the same quarter last year, and a $5.6 million non-routine, non-cash tax charge in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, net income was down 21.7 percent to $24.4 million compared to $31.1 million in the same quarter last year.

Earnings per diluted Class A Common Share were down 60.0 percent to $0.22 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 compared to $0.55 in the same quarter last year. Excluding the impacts from the after-tax restructuring charges and the non-routine tax charge, earnings per diluted Class A Common Share were down 19.0 percent to $0.47 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, compared to $0.58 per share in the same quarter of fiscal 2011.

Year Ended July 31, 2012 Financial Results:

Sales for the year ended July 31, 2012 were down 1.1 percent to $1.32 billion compared to $1.34 billion for the year ended July 31, 2011. Organic sales were down 0.4 percent; acquisitions, net of divestitures increased sales by 0.3 percent; and the impact of foreign currency translation decreased sales by 1.0 percent. By segment, organic sales increased 3.4 percent in the Americas, and decreased 1.3 percent in EMEA and 5.3 percent in the Asia-Pacific region.

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