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Curtiss-Wright to Acquire Ultra Energy

A Leading Global Provider of Safety-Critical Measurement and Control Systems to the Commercial Nuclear and Aerospace & Defense Markets

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire the stock of Ultra Nuclear Limited and Weed Instrument Co., Inc. (“Ultra Energy”), a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics, for $200 million in cash. Ultra Energy is a leading designer and manufacturer of reactor protection systems, neutron monitoring systems, radiation monitoring systems, and temperature and pressure sensors that facilitate the safe and reliable operation of commercial nuclear power generation plants, and support UK nuclear defense, as well as aerospace and industrial applications.

Ultra Energy generated sales of approximately $65 million in 2023 and is expected to be accretive to Curtiss-Wright's adjusted diluted earnings per share in its first full year of ownership, excluding first year purchase accounting costs, and produce a strong free cash flow conversion rate in excess of 100%. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of 2024, subject to UK regulatory approval, and the acquired business will operate within Curtiss-Wright's Naval & Power segment.

“The acquisition of Ultra Energy significantly increases the breadth of Curtiss-Wright’s global portfolio with highly complementary, critical measurement and control solutions supporting the modernization of existing commercial nuclear power plants, as well as the design of new and advanced power plants including small modular reactors, in both the U.S. and Europe,” said Lynn M. Bamford, Chair and Chief Executive Officer. “The transaction provides an opportunity to leverage Ultra Energy’s relationships and UK-based nuclear manufacturing footprint to further expand Curtiss-Wright's presence with the leading global designers of advanced nuclear reactors as well as our robust naval defense portfolio to support UK submarines.”

“Building on our successful acquisition track record, Ultra Energy’s critical solutions have a strong alignment to our strategic priorities as highlighted at our 2024 Investor Day. Further, the business is expected to support Curtiss-Wright's financial objectives including long-term profitable growth and strong free cash flow generation.”

Through its predecessor companies, Ultra Energy’s roots date back to the mid-1950s as a specialist in neutron monitoring and the late-1960s as a manufacturer of temperature and pressure sensors. Today, its diverse portfolio includes neutron monitoring for measuring reactor power and safety management, radiation monitoring for plant safety, reactor protection systems to constantly monitor plant conditions, and highly accurate temperature and pressure sensors.

Ultra Energy employs approximately 300 people and maintains primary operations in Wimborne, UK, and Round Rock, TX. Ultra Energy is a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics, formerly a UK-traded public company.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is a global integrated business that provides highly engineered products, solutions and services mainly to Aerospace & Defense markets, as well as critical technologies in demanding Commercial Power, Process and Industrial markets. We leverage a workforce of approximately 8,600 highly skilled employees who develop, design and build what we believe are the best engineered solutions to the markets we serve. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright, headquartered in Davidson, North Carolina, has a long tradition of providing innovative solutions through trusted customer relationships. For more information, visit

This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions. Such statements, including statements relating to Curtiss-Wright Corporation's expectations for the future opportunities associated with the acquisition, the success of transferring Ultra Energy’s technology throughout our existing world-wide network, and the success of the Company integrating Ultra Energy into its Naval & Power segment are not considered historical facts and are considered forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: a reduction in anticipated orders; an economic downturn; changes in competitive marketplace and/or customer requirements; a change in US government spending; an inability to perform customer contracts at anticipated cost levels; and other factors that generally affect the business of aerospace, defense contracting, marine, electronics and industrial companies. Please refer to the Company's current SEC filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for further information.


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