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Valspar Reports 2Q Results

May 18, 2010

Second-quarter sales totaled $803.6 million, a 20.2 percent increase from the same period last year. Second-quarter adjusted net income per share increased 69 percent to $0.61 in 2010 from $0.36 in 2009. Second-quarter adjusted net income per share for 2009 excludes a $0.05 per share charge related to restructuring actions and a non-cash adjustment of $0.03 per share for Huarun minority interest shares. Net income for the second quarter of 2010 was $61.7 million. Net income for the second quarter of 2009 was $31.1 million and reported earnings per share were $0.28.

"Sales increased significantly in all regions in both our Paints and Coatings segments, with core growth and new business contributing to the improvement," said William L. Mansfield, Valspar chairman and chief executive officer. "Volume growth in combination with operating discipline and tight control of expenses were the main drivers of our earnings performance. Looking ahead to the remainder of the year, we are increasing our earnings guidance to reflect the benefit of demand recovery tempered by the challenging raw material environment. We now expect to deliver fiscal year 2010 adjusted net income per share in the range of $2.10 to $2.25, excluding restructuring charges."

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