Raven Industries Restructures Electronic Systems Division to Align With Long-Term Growth Strategy

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raven Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:RAVN) today said it will realign the assets and team members of its Electronic Systems Division deploying them into the company's Aerostar and Applied Technology Divisions. This repositioning is expected to better align Raven's corporate structure with its mission and long-term growth strategies. Electronic Systems has historically held a complementary position at Raven. According to Dan Rykhus, President and CEO of Raven Industries, "The transition will result in more growth potential long-term and enhance our capacity to serve the needs of Electronic Systems Division's customers moving forward."

Aerostar will add contract electronics manufacturing services to its capabilities and Applied Technology will continue initiatives related to proprietary product lines. Looking forward, approximately 75% of Electronic Systems sales will go to Aerostar, the restructuring will not have a substantial impact on employment, and no material one-time costs are anticipated. After the realignment, Raven Industries will continue with its core growth divisions: Aerostar, Applied Technology, and Engineered Films. 

About Raven Industries, Inc. 

Since 1956, Raven Industries has designed and manufactured high-quality, high-value technical products. Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance and unmatched service. With strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven serves the precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, aerospace, and electronic manufacturing services markets. Visit www.RavenInd.com for more information.

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Kristin Tilus, Communications Manager
Raven Industries
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