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Crane Co. Reports Record Third Quarter Results

Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products, reported that third quarter 2012 earnings per diluted share from continuing operations on a GAAP basis increased 12% to $.97 compared to $.87 in the third quarter of 2011. Third quarter 2012 results include $.02 per share of repositioning costs associated with previously announced actions initiated in the second quarter to improve the profitability of the Company in 2013. Excluding repositioning costs, third quarter 2012 earnings per diluted share from continuing operations increased 14% to $.99 compared to $.87 in the third quarter of 2011. (Please see the attached Non-GAAP Financial Measures table for pre-tax, after-tax and earnings per share amounts of Special Items.)

Third quarter 2012 sales from continuing operations of $646 million were approximately equal to the third quarter of 2011, with a core sales increase of $13 million (2%), offset by unfavorable foreign currency translation of $14 million (-2%).

Third quarter 2012 operating profit from continuing operations on a GAAP basis (which includes the $1.4 million of repositioning costs) increased 8% to $86.6 million, compared to $80.3 million in the third quarter of 2011. Excluding repositioning costs, third quarter 2012 operating profit from continuing operations increased 10% to $87.9 million, and operating profit margin increased to 13.6%, compared to 12.4% in the third quarter of 2011. (Please see the attached Non-GAAP Financial Measures table.)

"Crane reported record earnings per share in the third quarter, with strong execution across the organization, and I am particularly pleased with the margin improvement we achieved in our Fluid Handling segment," said Crane Co. president and chief executive officer Eric C. Fast. "We are on track to complete our previously announced repositioning actions by year end, which will positively impact 2013 earnings. Given our cautious outlook on the global economy, we continue to drive productivity initiatives and a cost conscious culture across the Company."

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