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Brady Corporation Reports Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Results

Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) (“Brady” or “Company”), a world leader in identification solutions, today reported its financial results for the fiscal 2014 second quarter ended January 31, 2014.

Quarter Ended January 31, 2014 Financial Results:

Sales from continuing operations for the quarter ended January 31, 2014 were up 6.8 percent to $291.2 million compared to $272.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Organic sales were down 1.1 percent, the acquisition of Precision Dynamics Corporation (“PDC”) added 8.5 percent to sales, and the impact of foreign currency translation decreased sales by 0.6 percent. By segment, organic sales were up 2.5 percent in Identification Solutions and down 6.8 percent in Workplace Safety.

Net earnings for the quarter ended January 31, 2014 were $16.4 million compared to a net loss of $8.7 million in the same quarter last year. Net earnings from continuing operations for the quarter ended January 31, 2014, were $10.5 million compared to a loss of $10.7 million in the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations* for the fiscal 2014 second quarter ended January 31, 2014, were $13.4 million compared to $19.6 million in the same quarter last year.

Net earnings (loss) per Class A Nonvoting Common Share were $0.31 for the second quarter ended January 31, 2014 compared to $(0.17) in the same quarter last year. Earnings (loss) from continuing operations per diluted Class A Nonvoting Common Share were $0.20 for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to $(0.21) in the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP earnings from continuing operations per diluted Class A Nonvoting Common Share* were $0.25 in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 and $0.38 per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2013.

Six-Month Period Ended January 31, 2014 Financial Results:

Sales from continuing operations for the six-month period ended January 31, 2014 were up 9.9 percent to $598.7 million compared to $544.7 million in the same period in fiscal 2013. Organic sales were down 1.6 percent, the acquisition of Precision Dynamics Corporation (“PDC”) added 12.0 percent to sales, and the impact of foreign currency translation decreased sales by 0.5 percent. By segment, organic sales were up 2.9 percent in Identification Solutions and down 8.4 percent in Workplace Safety.

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