Douglas Dynamics remains in a strong financial position and is committed to its capital allocation strategy of paying a dividend to its shareholders, paying down debt and pursuing strategic acquisitions at disciplined valuations to add shareholder value.
The acquisition was funded through the use of Douglas Dynamics' existing asset based revolving line of credit.
For additional information on this transaction, please see the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today.
About the Combined Company
The current management of Douglas Dynamics will remain in place and continue to lead the combined Company. The TrynEx business will continue to operate as it does today as a division of Douglas Dynamics, marketing its SnowEx, TurfEx and SweepEx brands under the leadership of its current management team.
Upon completion of the deal, Douglas Dynamics will leverage its lean manufacturing expertise to deliver enhanced service to customers and drive synergies.
The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss earnings and the transaction tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. The conference call will be available on the Internet through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at
. To listen to the live call, please go to the website at least fifteen minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, an Internet replay will be available shortly after the call.
About Douglas Dynamics
Douglas Dynamics is the North American leader in the design, manufacture and sale of snow and ice control equipment for light trucks, which consists of snowplows and sand and salt spreaders, and related parts and accessories. The Company sells its products under the WESTERN®, FISHER® and BLIZZARD® brands which are among the most established and recognized in the industry. Additional press releases and investor relations information is available at
TrynEx is a global manufacturer of truck mounted ice control spreader and sprayer equipment under the brand name SnowEx. TrynEx also manufactures and sells a full range of turf control and other commercial/industrial grounds maintenance products under the brand names TurfEx and SweepEx. The Company is based in Madison Heights, MI. Additional information regarding TrynEx is available at
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements include information relating to future events, future financial performance, strategies, expectations, competitive environment, regulation, product demand, the payment of dividends, and availability of financial resources. These statements are often identified by use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "continue," "should," "could," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "will" and similar expressions and include references to assumptions and relate to our future prospects, developments and business strategies. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, weather conditions, particularly lack of or reduced levels of snowfall and the timing of such snowfall, a significant decline in economic conditions, our inability to maintain good relationships with our distributors, lack of available or favorable financing options for our end-users or distributors, increases in the price of steel or other materials necessary for the production of our products that cannot be passed on to our distributors, increases in the price of fuel, the inability of our suppliers to meet our volume or quality requirements, inaccuracies in our estimates of future demand for our products, our inability to protect or continue to build our intellectual property portfolio, the effects of laws and regulations and their interpretations on our business and financial condition, our inability to develop new products or improve upon existing products in response to end-user needs, losses due to lawsuits arising out of personal injuries associated with our products, factors that could impact the future declaration and payment of dividends, our inability to compete effectively against competition, our inability to achieve the projected financial performance with the TrynEx assets and unexpected costs or liabilities related to the acquisition of the TrynEx assets, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. In addition, the forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of the date hereof and we undertake no obligation, except as required by law, to update or release any revisions to any forward-looking statement, even if new information becomes available in the future.
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