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PGT Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter Results By Globenewswire

VENICE, Fla., Feb. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI), the leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, announces financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 29, 2012.

"During the fourth quarter, we focused our efforts on driving sales by running promotions and capitalizing on our value proposition. These activities, combined with the improving housing market, drove a sales increase of $9.5 million, or 26.6%. WinGuard sales grew 38.2% over the prior year, and represented 71% of total sales compared to 65% a year ago. The targeted promotional activity helped drive our mix improvement and gain share in certain markets. We also showed growth in our non-impact and Eze-Breeze lines," said PGT's President and Chief Executive Officer, Rod Hershberger.

Mr. Hershberger continued, "Thanks to a great fourth quarter, our 2012 sales of $174.5 million grew 4.3% compared to 2011. Also, we posted net income of $9.0 million, an increase of $25.9 million when compared to 2011. This improvement in net income resulted from increasing sales in more profitable categories, improving manufacturing efficiencies, reducing scrap, and increasing efficiency within our transportation team."

Our financial highlights for the fourth quarter ended December 29, 2012 compared to the results for the same period last year include: