Héroux-Devtek announces disagreement between Devtek Aerospace and UTC Aerospace Systems

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LONGUEUIL. QC , Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX.TO), ("Héroux-Devtek" or the "Corporation"), a leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace products, was recently notified by UTC Aerospace Systems ("UTAS") of its intent to initiate arbitration relating to the interpretation of a non-compete covenant contained in an agreement between Goodrich Corporation, member of UTAS group, and Devtek Aerospace Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation.

The disagreement involves Héroux-Devtek's planned activities relating to the manufacturing of pistons in support of a contract with The Boeing Company.

The Corporation disagrees with UTAS' position and firmly believes that it is acting in conformity with its agreements. Operations are unaffected and continue on a normal basis.

PROFILE
Héroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX.TO) is a Canadian company specializing in the design, development, manufacture and repair and overhaul of landing gear systems and components for the Aerospace market. The Corporation is the third largest landing gear company worldwide, supplying both the commercial and military sectors of the Aerospace market with new landing gear systems and components, as well as aftermarket products and services. The Corporation also manufactures electronic enclosures, heat exchangers and cabinets for suppliers of airborne radar, electro-optic systems and aircraft controls through its Magtron operations. Approximately 70% of the Corporation's sales are outside Canada , mainly in the United States . The Corporation's head office is located in Longueuil , Québec with facilities in the Greater Montreal area ( Longueuil , Laval and St-Hubert ); Kitchener and Toronto, Ontario ; as well as Springfield and Cleveland, Ohio .

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Except for historical information provided herein, this press release may contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the future performance of the Corporation. These statements are based on suppositions and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of future events. Such factors may include, without excluding other considerations, fluctuations in quarterly results, evolution in customer demand for the Corporation's products and services, the impact of price pressures exerted by competitors, and general market trends or economic changes. As a result, readers are advised that actual results may differ from expected results.

SOURCE Héroux-Devtek Inc.

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From: 

Héroux-Devtek Inc.
Gilles Labbé
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel.: (450) 679-3330

Contact: 

MaisonBrison
Martin Goulet, CFA
Tel.: (514) 731-0000

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