Mueller (PAUL) Co. (MUEL: OTC Link) | PAUL MUELLER COMPANY (OTC: MUEL.PK) TODAY REPORTED ITS UNAUDITED EARNINGS FOR THE YEAR 2011

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1) For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2011, domestic sales were $27,913,000 and $95,077,000, respectively, and the net income was $2,653,000 and net loss was $1,007,000, respectively.  For the three months and twelve months ended December 31, 2011, Mueller B.V sales were $16,065,000 and $59,104,000, respectively, and net income was $937,000 and $3,024,000, respectively.

2) The results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011, were adversely affected by severance and non-compete expenses totaling $1,146,000 and the accrual of $2,667,000 (a  non-cash charge) for the actuarial present value of a life annuity all of which are in accordance with the employment agreement of the former President and CEO.

3) The results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2011, included the sale of Springfield Brewing Company to Front Row Property LLC. The selling price was $3,000,000 which included a promissory note for $400,000 payable over five years.  The gain on the sale of Springfield Brewing Company was $580,000.

4) The results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2011, were adversely affected by an increase in the LIFO reserve of $828,000 and $1,063,000, respectively.

5) The results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011, were favorably affected by the reduction of the valuation allowance against a portion of the company’s net deferred tax assets of $880,000.

6) The results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011, included an adjustment to Other Comprehensive Income of $11,480,000 which reduced shareholders’ investment.  The adjustment was caused by an increase in the pensions’ underfunded status due to portfolio performance and certain actuarial assumptions. 

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Paul Mueller Company is a manufacturer of high quality stainless steel equipment used in over 100 countries worldwide on dairy farms and in wide varieties of industrial applications, including food, dairy, and beverage processing; pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and chemical processing; water distillation; heat transfer; heat recovery; HVAC; and process cooling.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions. All statements regarding future performance growth, conditions, or developments are forward-looking statements. Actual future results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including,  but not limited to, the factors described on  page 32 of the Company’s 2010 Annual Report.   The Company expressly
disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update these forward-looking statements to reflect any future events or circumstances.

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