General Cable Corporation Announces Convertibility Window Period Prior To Maturity Of 1.00% Senior Convertible Notes

General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC), one of the most globally diversified industrial companies, announced today that, under Section 4.01(a)(6) of the Indenture, dated as of October 2, 2007, among General Cable Corporation, as issuer (the “Company”), the guarantors named therein, as guarantors, and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, governing the Company’s 1.00% Senior Convertible Notes due 2012 (the “Notes”), the Notes become convertible beginning September 15, 2012 through 5:00 p.m. E.T. on Friday, October 12, 2012. October 12 is the business day immediately preceding the final maturity date of the Notes, which is Monday, October 15, 2012. The present conversion rate of the Notes is 11.9142 shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share, per $1,000 principal amount of Notes converted by a holder of the Notes. The aggregate principal amount of the Notes outstanding is $10.6 million.

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty, construction and communications markets. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at .

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release including, without limitation, statements regarding future financial results and performance, plans and objectives, capital expenditures and the Company’s or management’s beliefs, expectations or opinions, are forward-looking statements. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are those that predict or describe future events or trends and that do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified as statements containing the words “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “could,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “estimate,” “project,” “will,” “plan,” “assume,” “seek to” or other similar expressions, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. In addition, forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements as a result of factors, risks and uncertainties over many of which the Company has no control. Forward looking statements reflect the views and assumptions of management as of the date of this Current Report with respect to future events. The Company does not undertake, and hereby disclaims, any obligation, unless required to do so by applicable securities laws, to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or other factors. The inclusion of any statement in this Current Report does not constitute an admission by the Company or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statement are material.

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