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Curtiss-Wright Acquires Peritek Corporation

August 04, 2003

Acquisition Increases Presence in the Electronic Systems Marketplace

ROSELAND, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW; CW.B), a diversified global provider of highly engineered products and services to the motion control, flow control and metal treatment industries, announced today the acquisition of Peritek Corporation, a leading supplier of video and graphic display boards for the embedded computing industry with annual sales of approximately $3 million. Peritek's growing customer base includes a number of key defense industry leaders such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, BAE Systems, and General Dynamics.

Since 1976, Peritek has supplied state-of-the-art graphics and peripheral cards to a variety of industries including aviation, defense and medical. Its cutting-edge graphics controllers include PMC, PCI, CompactPCI and VME solutions that support a number of operating languages including Solaris, Windows, Linux, VxWorks and LynuxOS. In addition, Peritek supplies products for bomb detection, industrial automation and medical imaging applications. The purchase price was $3 million.

"Acquiring Peritek is consistent with our desire to expand our presence in the electronic systems arena," said Martin Benante, Chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright. "It complements existing divisions in our motion control segment and enhances our ability to offer our customers greater subsystem solutions. This acquisition provides us with a key building block to help fuel our organic growth efforts."

About Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a diversified company headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey. The Company designs, manufactures and overhauls products for motion control and flow control applications and additionally is a provider of metal treatment services. The firm employs approximately 4,300 people. More information on Curtiss-Wright can be found on the Internet at

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