Moog Announces Sale of Ethox Medical Buffalo Operations and Hiring of Advisor to Consider Strategic Alternatives for Medical Devices Segment

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EAST AURORA, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2013) - Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A) (NYSE: MOG.B) announced today that it completed the sale of its Buffalo, New York operations of Ethox Medical to Dempsey Ventures for an undisclosed sum. Annual sales from this division are approximately $12 million. Ethox Buffalo employs 88 full-time employees. There is an after-tax non-cash loss of approximately $5 million, or about $0.11 per share, generated from this sale. This loss will be reflected in the Company's third quarter results for the period ended June 29, 2013 which will be reported in late July. Dempsey Ventures, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a private equity firm focused on healthcare products. Its portfolio of companies in the anesthesia/respiratory space includes SunMed, Bay Medical and Ventlab.

The Company also announced that it has engaged RBC Capital Markets LLC to assist with the strategic assessment of the remainder of its Medical Devices segment, including the possibility of divesting the entire segment.

Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog's high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind energy, marine and medical equipment. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.moog.com.

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