Manitex International, Inc. Announces Pricing for Sale of Half of its ASV Shares in an Underwritten Public Offering

Bridgeview, Illinois, UNITED STATES

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., May 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manitex International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTX), a leading international provider of cranes and lifting equipment, today announced that it has priced its sale of 2 million shares of ASV Holdings, Inc., (formerly A.S.V., LLC, "ASV") in an underwritten public offering. 

Manitex will receive net proceeds of approximately $13 million, and after the sale, will retain a minority ownership interest in ASV of 2.1 million shares.

Manitex will use the proceeds of the sale to repay debt.  In addition, and as previously reported, as a result of this transaction, ASV will no longer be included in Manitex's consolidated financial statements.  This deconsolidation, together with Manitex's debt repayment will result in a total reduction in Manitex debt of approximately $56 million.

About Manitex International, Inc.

Manitex International, Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of highly engineered specialized equipment including boom trucks, cranes, and other related industrial equipment. Our products, which are manufactured in facilities located in the USA and Europe, are targeted to selected niche markets where their unique designs and engineering excellence fill the needs of our customers and provide a competitive advantage.  We have consistently added to our portfolio of branded products and equipment both through internal development and focused acquisitions to diversify and expand our sales and profit base while remaining committed to our niche market strategy.  Our brands include Manitex, PM, Badger, Sabre, and Valla.  Manitex owns a minority interest in ASV which manufactures and sells a line of high quality compact track and skid steer loaders.

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