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CPI Aerostructures Announces Multi-Million Dollar Purchase Orders From Boeing For A-10 Assemblies

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. ("CPI Aero®") (NYSE MKT:CVU) today announced that it has received purchase orders totaling more than $15 million from the Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit of The Boeing Company ("Boeing") for assemblies for the A-10 aircraft. These represent follow-on orders for CPI Aero’s previously announced long-term requirements contract to support Boeing's A-10 Wing Replacement Program (WRP). The A-10 WRP multi-million dollar contract between Boeing and CPI Aero includes the production of a variety of structural assemblies for up to 242 enhanced wings. Including these orders, CPI Aero has received firm requirements for 167 ship sets for the A-10 WRP program.

Including these orders, year-to-date contract awards from all customers total to a record of approximately $101.9 million, compared to approximately $69.9 million through November 30, 2012. Of note, 2013 year-to-date total awards is approximately $18 million higher than the previous record of $83.6 million in new contract awards reported in calendar year 2011.

About Boeing Defense, Space & Security

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $33 billion business with 59,000 employees worldwide.

About CPI Aero

CPI Aero is a U.S. manufacturer of structural aircraft parts for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters in both the commercial and defense markets. Within the global aerostructure supply chain, CPI Aero is either a Tier 1 supplier to aircraft OEMs or a Tier 2 subcontractor to major Tier 1 manufacturers. CPI also is a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, primarily the Air Force. In conjunction with its assembly operations, CPI Aero provides engineering, program management, supply chain management, and MRO services. Among the key programs that CPI Aero supplies are the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye surveillance aircraft, the A-10 Thunderbolt attack jet, the Gulfstream G650, the UH-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter, the S-92® helicopter, the MH-60S mine countermeasure helicopter, AH-1Z ZULU attack helicopter, the HondaJet-Advanced Light Jet, the MH-53 and CH-53 variant helicopters, the C-5A Galaxy cargo jet, the E-3 Sentry AWACS jet, the Embraer Phenom 300 light business jet and the New Cessna Citation X. CPI Aero is included in the Russell Microcap® Index.

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