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Fuel Systems Solutions Reports Fourth Quarter And Year End 2012 Results

Fourth Quarter Revenue of $98.0 Million Full Year 2012 Revenue of $393.9 Million Records $22.0 million Non-Cash Goodwill and Asset Impairment Charge in Fourth Quarter Fourth Quarter Net Income, Excluding Charge, of $0.2 Million

NEW YORK, March 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:FSYS) reported results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

Mariano Costamagna, Fuel Systems' CEO, said, "On an operational basis, Fuel Systems' 2012 results were in line with our revised outlook. We recorded a fourth quarter asset impairment charge primarily to reflect adjustments we made over the past few quarters to our expectations for US Automotive operations and the AFS acquisition. Fuel Systems continues to enjoy solid demand for gaseous and bi-fuel solutions, with OEMs around the world looking increasingly for cleaner and more cost-efficient methods for powering automotive and industrial engines. Continued pressure on end-market growth from a stagnant global economy is resulting in increased competition, with some players now seeking lower prices. Therefore, as a uniquely positioned leader in both the aftermarket and with OEMs, our 2013 focus is on execution and profitability while continuing to extend our technological innovation and market leadership. We are working closely with our existing OEM partners, forging new OEM relationships around the world, and making key technological investments to maintain our edge in order to emerge an even stronger leader in a tighter marketplace."

Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $98.0 million compared to $111.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Automotive revenue decreased $13.6 million primarily reflecting decreases in the US automotive and Latin America markets partially offset by a modest increase in Europe. Industrial revenue was up slightly. Included in the above results is foreign exchange, which negatively impacted revenues by $2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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