AZZ Inc. Announces the Divestiture of its Galvabar Business

|Jul 21|magazine11 min read

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ), a global provider of metal coating services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services, announced today that it has successfully completed divesting its Galvabar business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tom Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer of AZZ, commented, "While Galvabar would normally be considered a core business for AZZ, we have determined that this technology is better suited for a company with both rebar manufacturing and distribution capabilities. We are pleased to have reached an agreement whereby CMC, a leader in the metals industry, has acquired these assets, and will seamlessly integrate Galvabar into their existing operations. This disposition generates cash and frees up capital that had been committed to building out the necessary plant capacity. These resources will be used for investments and acquisitions in the remaining Metal Coatings businesses. I am convinced that CMC will be a great partner to the Galvabar customer base, as well as a good employer for Galvabar's work force."

About AZZ Inc.

AZZ Inc. is a global provider of metal coating solutions, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial markets. AZZ Metal Coatings is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot dip galvanizing to the North American steel fabrication industry. AZZ Energy is dedicated to delivering safe and reliable transmission of power from generation sources to end customers, and automated weld overlay solutions for corrosion and erosion mitigation to critical infrastructure in the energy markets worldwide.

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AZZ Inc. Company Contact:
David Nark, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications 
AZZ Inc.
(817) 810-0095
www.azz.com

Investor Contact:
Joe Dorame, Managing Partner
Lytham Partners
(602) 889-9700
www.lythampartners.com

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