- Expects to meet 2012 EPS guidance of $0.70; +9% vs. 2011
- 2012 revenue growth +3%
- Q4 2012 revenue growth +7%; Cross Optical Group +27%
- 2013 EPS guidance of between $0.78 and $0.82 per share
The Company's preliminary 2012 results and certain forward looking information will be presented during the Company's presentation at the 15 th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York City on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:30 am (EST). The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed on the Company's website www.cross.com.About A.T. Cross Company Building on the rich tradition of its award-winning writing instruments and reputation for innovation and craftsmanship, A.T. Cross Company is a designer and marketer of branded personal and business accessories. A.T. Cross provides a range of distinctive products that appeal to a growing market of consumers seeking to enhance their image and facilitate their lifestyle. A.T. Cross products, including award-winning quality writing instruments, timepieces, business accessories and Costa and Native Eyewear premium sports sunglasses, are distributed in retail and corporate gift channels worldwide. For more information, visit the A.T. Cross website at www.cross.com, the Costa website at www.costadelmar.com and the Native Eyewear website at www.nativeyewear.com. The A.T. Cross Company logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5932 Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (including but not limited to statements relating to the expected strength of the Cross Optical business model, the continuation and expected impact of the trending economic growth in Europe on Cross Accessory Division's sales). In addition, words such as "believes," "anticipates," "expects," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, the risk that global economic uncertainty, particularly in Europe, may have a greater negative impact than expected and the overall ability of the Company to deliver on 2013 expectations, and are not guarantees since there are inherent difficulties in predicting future results. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. The information contained in this document is as of January 14, 2013. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information or future events or developments. Additional discussion of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management's expectations is contained in the Company's filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
CONTACT: Company Contact: Kevin F. Mahoney Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer 401-335-8470 Investor Relations: Dave Mossberg Three Part Advisors, LLC 817-310-0051