Altra Announces New $50 Million Share Repurchase Program

By GlobeNewswire,  May 14, 2014, 11:51:00 AM EDT


BRAINTREE, Mass., May 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (Nasdaq:AIMC), a global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, today announced that its board of directors approved a new share repurchase program authorizing the buyback of up to $50 million of the Company's common stock through December 31, 2016.

The Company expects to purchase shares on the open market, through block trades, in privately negotiated transactions, in compliance with SEC Rule 10b-18 (including through Rule 10b5-1 plans), or in such other appropriate manner. The timing of the shares repurchased will be at the discretion of management and will depend on a number of factors, including price, market conditions and regulatory requirements. Shares acquired through the repurchase program will be held as treasury shares and may be used for general corporate purposes. The Company retains the right to limit, terminate or extend the share repurchase program at any time without prior notice.

"Altra's first-ever stock repurchase program reflects a step change in our ability to generate free cash flow, our strong balance sheet, and the board's confidence in our long-term strategy and growth prospects," said Chairman and CEO Carl Christenson. "This in no way alters our capital allocation priorities. We plan to continue to enhance shareholder value by investing in both organic growth and acquisitions, as well as returning cash to shareholders through our dividend policy and this new share repurchase plan."

About Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

Altra Industrial Motion Corp., through its subsidiaries, is a leading global designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of electromechanical power transmission products. The Company brings together strong brands covering over 40 product lines with production facilities in eleven countries. Altra's leading brands include Ameridrives Couplings, Bauer Gear Motor, Bibby Turboflex, Boston Gear, Delroyd Worm Gear, Formsprag Clutch, Huco, Industrial Clutch, Inertia Dynamics, Kilian Manufacturing, Lamiflex Couplings, Marland Clutch, Matrix, Nuttall Gear, Stieber Clutch, Svendborg Brakes, TB Wood's, Twiflex, Warner Electric, Warner Linear, and Wichita Clutch.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance, achievements or events. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by phrases such as "believes," "expects," "potential," "continues," "may," "should," "seeks," "predicts," "anticipates," "intends," "projects," "estimates," "plans," "could," "designed", "should be," and other similar expressions that denote expectations of future or conditional events rather than statements of fact. Forward-looking statements also may relate to strategies, plans and objectives for, and potential results of, future operations, financial results, financial condition, business prospects, growth strategy and liquidity, and are based upon financial data, market assumptions and management's current business plans and beliefs or current estimates of future results or trends available only as of the time the statements are made, which may become out of date or incomplete. There can be no assurance that shares will be repurchased in the future, as the share repurchase program may be limited or terminated at any time without notice and because actual share repurchases will be subject to a variety of factors, including without limitation market conditions and share price. Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and investors must recognize that events could differ significantly from our expectations. These statements include, among other matters, those relating to the Company's expectations around the Company's share repurchase program, the method and manner in which the Company may implement its share repurchase program, its confidence in the continued growth of its business, its plan to invest in both organic growth and acquisitions, and its plan to return cash to shareholders through its dividend policy and this new share repurchase program.

In addition to the risks and uncertainties noted in this release, there are certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made. These include but are not limited to: (1) competitive pressures, (2) changes in economic conditions in the United States and abroad and the cyclical nature of our markets, (3) loss of distributors, (4) the ability to develop new products and respond to customer needs, (5) risks associated with international operations, including currency risks, (6) accuracy of estimated forecasts of the Company's customers and the impact of the current global economic environment on our customers, (7) risks associated with a disruption to our supply chain, (8) fluctuations in the costs of raw materials used in Company products, (9) product liability claims, (10) work stoppages and other labor issues, (11) changes in employment, environmental, tax and other laws and changes in the enforcement of laws, (12) loss of key management and other personnel, (13) changes in pension and retirement liabilities, (14) risks associated with compliance with environmental laws, (15) the ability to successfully execute, manage and integrate key acquisitions and mergers, (16) failure to obtain or protect intellectual property rights, (17) risks associated with impairment of goodwill or intangibles assets, (18) failure of operating equipment or information technology infrastructure, (19) risks associated with our debt leverage and operating covenants under our debt instruments, (20) risks associated with restrictions contained in our Convertible Notes and Credit Facility, (21) risks associated with compliance with tax laws, (22) risks associated with the Bauer, Lamiflex and Svendborg acquisitions and integration and other acquisitions, (23) risks associated with the Company's investment in a manufacturing facility in China, and (24) other risks, uncertainties and other factors described in the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and annual reports on Form 10-K and in the Company's other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or in materials incorporated therein by reference.

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, all of which speak only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by applicable law, Altra Industrial Motion Corp. does not undertake any obligation to update or alter these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on the Company's behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this press release. AIMC-E

CONTACT: Altra Industrial Motion Corp.Christian Storch, Chief Financial Officer
         781-917-0541
         Christian.storch@altramotion.com

Source: Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

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Referenced Stocks: AIMC


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