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Curtiss-Wright Declares 30% Dividend Increase to $0.13 Per Share for Common Stock and Announces Reinitiation of Share Repurchase Program

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) today announced that the Board of Directors declared a dividend of thirteen cents ($0.13) per share on Curtiss-Wright Common Stock, payable April 10, 2014 to stockholders of record as of March 27, 2014. This represents a 30% increase over the prior quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share. The Board also approved management to reinstitute the repurchase of the Company's outstanding common stock under a previously authorized share repurchase program.

"Our announcement today clearly addresses Curtiss-Wright's commitment to a balanced capital allocation strategy that focuses on significant distributions to our shareholders," said David C. Adams, President and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "I am pleased to announce our plans to re-enter the market to repurchase shares, which paired together with the increased dividend, reflects the Board's confidence in the Company's ability to continue to deliver solid revenue and profitability growth as we execute our strategic plan, aided by our solid balance sheet and expectations for strong free cash flow generation. Overall, we remain committed to a disciplined and balanced capital allocation strategy that consists of reinvesting in our business and supplementing our organic growth with strategic bolt-on acquisitions, combined with increased distributions in the form of dividends and share repurchases to drive long-term shareholder value."

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements, including statements, among other things, statements regarding future events (such as statements regarding a dividend, the return of cash to shareholders, and Curtiss-Wright Corporation's ability to deliver strong revenue and profitability growth, along with solid free cash flow generation) and the future financial performance of Curtiss-Wright Corporation involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied and could cause volatility in the pricing of Curtiss-Wright's common stock. Such forward looking statements are not considered historical facts or an indication of future performance of the Corporation's common stock. 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 and Foreign 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.

CONTACT: Jim Ryan (973) 541-3766

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