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Tredegar Reports Second-Quarter Results

August 2, 2006 at 5:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tredegar Corporation (NYSE: TG) reported second-quarter income from continuing operations of $9.3 million (24 cents per share) compared to $2.1 million (5 cents per share) in 2005. Earnings from manufacturing operations were $9.1 million (23 cents per share) versus $9.8 million (25 cents per share) last year. Second-quarter sales were up to $282.5 million from $243.7 million in 2005. A summary of results from continuing operations for the second quarter and first six months is shown below:

     (In Millions, Except Per-Share Data)
                                           Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
                                                June 30           June 30
                                             2006     2005     2006     2005
     Sales                                  $282.5   $243.7   $550.5   $476.5

     Income from continuing operations as
      reported under generally accepted
      accounting principles (GAAP)            $9.3     $2.1    $17.5     $7.7
     After-tax effects of:
        Loss associated with plant
         shutdowns, asset impairments and
         restructurings                         .6      7.0      1.9      8.3
        Loss from AFBS (formerly Therics)
         ongoing operations                      -      1.1        -      2.3
        Gains from sale of assets and other
         items                                 (.8)     (.4)     (.9)    (1.8)
     Income from manufacturing operations*    $9.1     $9.8    $18.5    $16.5


     Diluted earnings per share from
      continuing operations as
      reported under GAAP                     $.24     $.05     $.45     $.20
     After-tax effects per diluted share
      of:
        Loss associated with plant shutdowns,
         asset impairments and restructurings  .01      .18      .05      .21
        Loss from AFBS (formerly Therics)
         ongoing operations                      -      .03        -      .06
        Gains from sale of assets and other
         items                                (.02)    (.01)    (.02)    (.05)
     Diluted earnings per share from
      manufacturing operations*               $.23     $.25     $.48     $.42

* The after-tax effects of unusual items, plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings, AFBS' (formerly Therics, Inc.) ongoing operations, and gains from sale of assets and other items have been presented separately and removed from income and earnings per share from continuing operations as reported under GAAP to determine Tredegar's presentation of income and earnings per share from manufacturing operations. Income and earnings per share from manufacturing operations are key financial and analytical measures used by Tredegar to gauge the operating performance of its manufacturing businesses. They are not intended to represent the stand-alone results for Tredegar's manufacturing businesses under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or earnings per share as defined by GAAP. They exclude items that we believe do not relate to Tredegar's ongoing manufacturing operations. They also exclude AFBS. On June 30, 2005, substantially all of the assets of AFBS were sold or assigned to a newly- created limited liability company, Therics, LLC, controlled and managed by an individual not affiliated with Tredegar.

John D. Gottwald, Tredegar's president and chief executive officer, said: "Results for the second quarter were mixed with operating profits up in films and down in aluminum compared with last year. In films, the increase in operating profit was primarily due to the growth in sales of higher value- added materials. In aluminum, operating profit declined primarily due to appreciation of the Canadian Dollar, margin compression caused by rapidly increasing aluminum costs and a charge for a possible uncollectible account. However, we are encouraged by the growth in aluminum extrusion shipments of over 9% for the quarter and the first half of the year and bookings remain strong. On a Tredegar consolidated basis, strong cash flow has resulted in a $20.9 million drop in net debt since the beginning of the year."

                           MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
                                Film Products

Second-quarter net sales in Film Products were $121.4 million, up 9.2% from $111.2 million in the second quarter of 2005 while operating profit from ongoing operations rose 16.7% to $13.3 million from $11.4 million. The increase in sales and operating profit over last year's second quarter was primarily due to continued growth in surface protection films, elastic materials and new apertured topsheets. Profits also benefited from the lag in the pass-through of lower average resin costs (estimated impact of $500,000). Customer inventory adjustments did not have as significant an impact on profits as initially expected. Volume was 61.9 million pounds compared with 64.3 million pounds in the second quarter of 2005. Volume declines were mainly due to lower sales of certain barrier films that are being discontinued in conjunction with the shutdown of the plant in LaGrange, Georgia.

Film Products has index-based pass-through raw material agreements for the majority of its business. However, under certain agreements, changes in resin prices are not passed through for an average period of 90 days. Average quarterly prices of low-density polyethylene resin (LDPE) in the U.S. decreased 8 and 6 cents per pound in the first and second quarters of 2006, respectively, after increasing 21 cents per pound or 32% in the fourth quarter of 2005. LDPE prices in the U.S. increased in June 2006 by 6 cents per pound (the price of LDPE in the U.S. declined by 4 cents per pound in each month from December 2005 to April 2006 and was flat in May 2006). Average LDPE prices in Europe and Asia increased 2 to 4 cents per pound in the second quarter of 2006. Since 2002, U.S. LDPE prices have more than doubled. Resin prices in Europe, Asia and South America have also increased significantly during this time.

Tredegar estimates that the lag in the pass-through to customers of changes in resin prices had a positive impact on first- and second- quarter 2006 results of $2 million and $500,000, respectively, compared with a negative impact on fourth-quarter 2005 results of $5.5 million (net of the favorable effect of a decline in inventories accounted for under the last-in first-out method). There was no significant resin pass-through lag in the first quarter of 2005. In the second quarter of 2005, lower average resin prices resulted in a positive pass-through lag impact of approximately $1.5 million.

Net sales were $247.7 million in the first six months of 2006, up 8.6% versus $228.0 million in 2005. Operating profit from ongoing operations was $28.8 million in the first six months of 2006, up 25.2% compared to $23.0 million in 2005. Year-to-date volume decreased to 126.4 million pounds from 131.7 million pounds in 2005.

Film Products continues to expand capacity to support growth in new products. Capital expenditures were $21.7 million in the first six months of 2006 and are expected to be $45 million for the year. Approximately half of the forecasted capital expenditures relates to expanding the production capacity for surface protection films. Other planned capital expenditures include capacity additions for elastic materials and a new information system, which is currently being rolled out in U.S. locations. Depreciation expense was $15.7 million in the first six months of 2006 compared with $12.4 million in the first half of last year, and is projected to increase by approximately $5 million to $32 million for the year.

                             Aluminum Extrusions

Second-quarter net sales in Aluminum Extrusions were $153.9 million, up 22.1% from $126.0 million in the second quarter of 2005 primarily due to improved volume and higher selling prices. Operating profit from ongoing operations decreased to $5.7 million, down 20.8% from $7.2 million in the second quarter of 2005. The decrease in operating profit was mainly due to appreciation of the Canadian Dollar (adverse impact estimated of $1.3 million), margin compression caused by rapidly increasing aluminum costs (adverse impact estimated of $650,000) and a charge for a possible uncollectible account ($375,000). The company believes margin compression from rapid movements in aluminum costs should be mitigated for extruded products in the future since pricing on normal customer orders has changed from the order date to the shipment date. Volume was up 9.5% to 69.4 million pounds versus 63.4 million pounds in the second quarter of 2005. Growth in shipments continued to be driven by demand for extrusions used in commercial construction and hurricane protection products.

Net sales were $289.0 million in the first six months of 2006, up 22.5% versus $235.9 million in 2005. Operating profit from ongoing operations was $10.5 million in the first six months of 2006, up 2.9% compared to $10.2 million in 2005. Year-to-date volume increased to 133.0 million pounds, up 9.2% compared to 121.8 million pounds in 2005.

Capital expenditures in the first six months of 2006 were $3.2 million and are expected to be approximately $10 million for the year.

                                 OTHER ITEMS

Net pension expense was $1.4 million in the first six months of 2006, an increase of $2.9 million (5 cents per share after taxes) from the net pension income of $1.5 million recognized in the first six months of 2005. Tredegar expects net pension expense of $2.8 million in 2006, an unfavorable change of $5.4 million (9 cents per share after taxes) versus 2005. Most of this change relates to a pension plan that is reflected in "Corporate expenses, net" in the operating profit by segment table. The company expects required contributions to its pension plans to be about $800,000 in 2006.

During the first quarter of 2006, the company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards ("SFAS") No. 123R, Share-Based Payment, which requires all stock-based compensation to be expensed and accounted for using a fair value-based method. The adoption of SFAS No. 123R and the granting of stock options on March 7, 2006 resulted in first- and second- quarter pretax charges for stock option-based compensation of $211,000 and $282,000, respectively. The company expects to recognize stock option-based compensation costs under the new standard of approximately $1.1 million in 2006 (2 cents per share after taxes).

Results for the first six months of 2006 and 2005 also include net after- tax charges of $1.9 million (5 cents per share) and $8.3 million (21 cents per share), respectively, for plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings. In addition, results for the first six months of 2006 and 2005 include gains from the sale of assets and other items of $871,000 (2 cents per share) and $1.8 million (5 cents per share), respectively. Details regarding these items are provided in the financial tables included with this press release.

                              CAPITAL STRUCTURE

Net debt (debt net of cash) was $68.7 million at June 30, 2006, a decline of $20.9 million since December 31, 2005, and less than one times the last twelve months adjusted EBITDA from manufacturing operations of $99.5 million.

See notes to financial statements and tables for reconciliations to comparable GAAP measures.

                  FORWARD-LOOKING AND CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS

Some of the information contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When we use the words "believe," "hope," "expect," "are likely," "project" and similar expressions, we do so to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on our then current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those addressed in the forward-looking statements. It is possible that our actual results and financial condition may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results and financial condition indicated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from expectations include, without limitation: Film Products is highly dependent on sales to one customer - The Procter & Gamble Company; growth of Film Products depends on its ability to develop and deliver new products at competitive prices, especially in the personal care market; sales volume and profitability of Aluminum Extrusions is cyclical and highly dependent on economic conditions of end-use markets in the United States and Canada, particularly in the construction, distribution and transportation industries and are also subject to seasonal slowdowns during the winter months; our substantial international operations subject us to risks of doing business in foreign countries, which could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations; and our future performance is influenced by costs incurred by our operating companies including, for example, the cost of energy and raw materials. For a more complete discussion of some of the other risks and important factors that could affect our future results and financial condition, see "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and "Risk Factors" in Part II, Item 1A of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for this period that will be filed with Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tredegar does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement made in this press release to reflect any change in management's expectations or any change in conditions, assumptions or circumstances on which such statements are based.

To the extent that the financial information portion of this release contains non-GAAP financial measures, it also presents both the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP and a quantitative reconciliation of the difference between any such non-GAAP measures and such comparable GAAP financial measures. Accompanying the reconciliation is management's statement concerning the reasons why management believes that presentation of non-GAAP measures provides useful information to investors concerning Tredegar's financial condition and results of operations.

Based in Richmond, Va., Tredegar Corporation is a global manufacturer of plastic films and aluminum extrusions.


                               Tredegar Corporation
                   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
                      (In Thousands, Except Per-Share Data)
                                   (Unaudited)

                                     Second Quarter Ended   Six Months Ended
                                           June 30              June 30
                                       2006       2005      2006       2005

    Sales                            $282,491   $243,724  $550,455   $476,481
    Other income (expense),
     net (a)(b)                           248        938       260      3,498
                                      282,739    244,662   550,715    479,979

    Cost of goods sold (a)            239,691    204,077   466,329    402,429
    Freight                             7,250      6,402    13,724     12,345
    Selling, R&D and general
     expenses (a)                      18,432     18,956    36,533     38,820
    Amortization of intangibles            38        106        75        212
    Interest expense                    1,468      1,093     2,900      2,056
    Asset impairments and costs
     associated with exit and
     disposal activities (a)            1,026     10,491     2,718     11,358
                                      267,905    241,125   522,279    467,220

    Income before income taxes         14,834      3,537    28,436     12,759
    Income taxes                        5,584      1,405    10,971      5,077

    Net income (a) (b) (c)             $9,250     $2,132   $17,465     $7,682


    Earnings per share:
      Basic                              $.24       $.05      $.45       $.20
      Diluted                             .24        .05       .45        .20

    Shares used to compute earnings
     per share:
      Basic                            38,632     38,453    38,617     38,446
      Diluted                          38,837     38,592    38,751     38,614



                               Tredegar Corporation
                    Net Sales and Operating Profit by Segment
                                  (In Thousands)
                                   (Unaudited)

                                    Second Quarter Ended   Six Months Ended
                                           June 30              June 30
                                       2006       2005      2006       2005
    Net Sales
    Film Products                    $121,405   $111,244  $247,736   $227,955
    Aluminum Extrusions               153,836    125,963   288,995    235,929
    AFBS (formerly Therics) (d)             -        115         -        252
    Total net sales                   275,241    237,322   536,731    464,136
    Add back freight                    7,250      6,402    13,724     12,345
    Sales as shown in the
     Consolidated
      Statements of Income           $282,491   $243,724  $550,455   $476,481

    Operating Profit
    Film Products:
      Ongoing operations              $13,264    $11,396   $28,841    $22,974
      Plant shutdowns, asset
       impairments and
       restructurings, net of gains
       on sale of assets and
       related income from LIFO
       inventory liquidations (a)         768         44      (815)       413

    Aluminum Extrusions:
      Ongoing operations                5,674      7,221    10,540     10,218
      Plant shutdowns, asset
       impairments and
       restructurings, net of gains
       on sale of assets (a)             (405)      (202)     (514)      (840)

    AFBS (formerly Therics) (d):
      Ongoing operations                    -     (1,644)        -     (3,467)
      Loss on investment in Therics,
       LLC                                  -          -       (25)         -
      Plant shutdowns, asset
       impairments and
       restructurings (a)                   -    (10,049)        -    (10,049)
    Total                              19,301      6,766    38,027     19,249
    Interest income                       285        142       507        240
    Interest expense                    1,468      1,093     2,900      2,056
    Gain on the sale of corporate
     assets (b)                             -         61        56         61
    Stock option-based compensation
     costs (e)                            282          -       493          -
    Corporate expenses, net (a)         3,002      2,339     6,761      4,735
    Income before income taxes         14,834      3,537    28,436     12,759
    Income taxes                        5,584      1,405    10,971      5,077
    Net income (a) (b) (c)             $9,250     $2,132   $17,465     $7,682



                             Tredegar Corporation
                        Condensed Consolidated Balance
                                    Sheets
                                (In Thousands)
                                 (Unaudited)

                                                       June 30,   December 31,
                                                         2006       2005
    Assets

    Cash & cash equivalents                              $25,425    $23,434
    Accounts & notes receivable, net                     157,042    119,330
    Income taxes recoverable                               8,508      7,163
    Inventories                                           61,373     62,438
    Deferred income taxes                                  7,281      7,778
    Prepaid expenses & other                               2,001      4,224
    Total current assets                                 261,630    224,367

    Property, plant & equipment, net                     329,763    322,876
    Other assets                                          96,861     96,527
    Goodwill & other intangibles                         138,920    137,988

    Total assets                                        $827,174   $781,758

    Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

    Accounts payable                                     $93,154    $61,731
    Accrued expenses                                      39,815     36,031
    Current portion of long-term
     debt                                                  3,131          -
    Total current liabilities                            136,100     97,762

    Long-term debt                                        91,030    113,050
    Deferred income taxes                                 84,896     74,287
    Other noncurrent liabilities                          11,254     11,297
    Shareholders' equity                                 503,894    485,362

    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity          $827,174   $781,758



                             Tredegar Corporation
                       Condensed Consolidated Statement
                                of Cash Flows
                                (In Thousands)
                                 (Unaudited)

                                                           Six Months Ended
                                                                June 30
                                                            2006       2005
    Cash flows from operating activities:
      Net income                                           $17,465     $7,682
      Adjustments for noncash items:
        Depreciation                                        21,757     18,453
        Amortization of intangibles                             75        212
        Deferred income taxes                                9,708        952
        Accrued pension income and
         postretirement benefits                             1,683     (1,111)
        Gain on sale of assets                                 (56)    (2,507)
        Loss on asset impairments and divestitures           1,150      6,439
      Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects
       of acquisitions and divestitures:
        Accounts and notes receivables                     (35,838)    (8,441)
        Inventories                                          2,352      3,459
        Income taxes recoverable                            (1,345)         -
        Prepaid expenses and other                           2,248      1,747
        Accounts payable                                    30,119     (1,033)
        Accrued expenses and income taxes payable              842        268
      Other, net                                            (1,846)    (2,116)
        Net cash provided by operating activities           48,314     24,004
    Cash flows from investing activities:
      Capital expenditures                                 (24,903)   (35,483)
      Novalux investment                                      (400)         -
      Proceeds from the sale of assets and property
       disposals                                                56      3,368
      Other, net                                               (88)       875
        Net cash used in investing activities              (25,335)   (31,240)
    Cash flows from financing activities:
      Dividends paid                                        (3,104)    (3,095)
      Debt principal payments                              (22,889)   (29,336)
      Borrowings                                             4,000     39,500
      Bank overdrafts                                            -      5,785
      Proceeds from exercise of stock options                  663        195
        Net cash (used in) provided by financing
         activities                                        (21,330)    13,049
    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash                    342     (1,857)
    Increase in cash and cash equivalents                    1,991      3,956
    Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period        23,434     22,994
    Cash and cash equivalents at end of period             $25,425    $26,950



                         Selected Financial Measures
                                (In Millions)
                                 (Unaudited)

                                     For the Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2006
                                                Film    Aluminum
                                              Products  Extrusions  Total
    Operating profit (loss) from
     ongoing operations                        $50.8      $19.6     $70.4
    Allocation of corporate overhead            (9.2)      (3.6)    (12.8)
    Add back depreciation and
     amortization                               30.0       11.9      41.9
    Adjusted EBITDA (f)                        $71.6      $27.9     $99.5

    Selected balance sheet and other
     data as of June 30, 2006:
      Net debt (g)                             $68.7
      Shares outstanding                        38.8


    Notes to the Financial Tables
    (a) Plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings in the second
        quarter of 2006 include:
        * A net pretax gain of $822,000 associated with the shutdown of the
          films manufacturing facility in LaGrange, Georgia, including a gain
          of $1.4 million for related LIFO inventory liquidations (included in
          "Cost of goods sold" in the condensed consolidated
          statements of income), partially offset by severance and other costs
          of $567,000; and
        * Pretax charges of $459,000 for severance and other employee-related
          costs in connection with restructurings in Aluminum Extrusions
          ($405,000) and Film Products ($54,000).

        Plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings in the first six
        months of 2006 include:
        * A net pretax gain of $418,000 associated with the shutdown of the
          films manufacturing facility in LaGrange, Georgia, including a gain
          of $1.4 million for related LIFO inventory liquidations (included in
          "Cost of goods sold" in the condensed consolidated
          statements of income), partially offset by severance and other costs
          of $841,000 and asset impairment charges of $130,000;
        * Pretax charges of $1 million for asset impairments in Film Products;
          and
        * Pretax charges of $727,000 for severance and other employee-related
          costs in connection with restructurings in Film Products ($213,000)
          and Aluminum Extrusions ($514,000).

        Plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings in the second
        quarter of 2005 include:
        * A pretax charge of $10 million related to the sale or assignment of
          substantially all of Therics' assets, including asset impairment
          charges of $5.6 million, lease-related losses of $3 million and
          severance and other transaction-related costs of $1.4 million (see
          Note (d) for additional information);
        * A pretax gain of $653,000 related to the shutdown of the films
          manufacturing facility in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, including a
          $630,000 gain on the sale of the facility (included in "Other income
          (expense), net" in the condensed consolidated statements of income),
          and the reversal to income of certain shutdown-related accruals of
          $23,000;
        * Pretax charges of $500,000 related to severance and other employee-
          related costs associated with restructurings in Film Products
          ($227,000) and Aluminum Extrusions ($273,000);
        * A pretax gain of $71,000 related to the shutdown of the aluminum
          extrusions facility in Aurora, Ontario, including the reversal to
          income of certain severance and employee-related accruals of
          $474,000, partially offset by other shutdown-related costs of
          $403,000;
        * A net pretax charge of $250,000 related to severance and other
          employee-related costs associated with the restructuring of the
          research and development operations in Film Products (of this
          amount, $346,000 in pretax charges for employee relocation and
          recruitment is included in "Selling, R&D and general expenses" in
          the condensed consolidated statements of income);
        * Pretax charges of $105,000 for accelerated depreciation related to
          restructurings in Film Products; and
        * A pretax charge of $27,000 related to severance and other employee-
          related costs associated with the shutdown of the films
          manufacturing facility in New Bern, North Carolina.

        Plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings in the first six
        months of 2005 include:
        * A pretax charge of $10 million related to the sale or assignment of
          substantially all of Therics' assets, including asset impairment
          charges of $5.6 million, lease-related losses of $3 million and
          severance and other transaction-related costs of $1.4 million (see
          Note (d) for additional information);
        * A pretax gain of $1.6 million related to the shutdown of the films
          manufacturing facility in New Bern, North Carolina, including a $1.8
          million gain on the sale of the facility (included in "Other income
          (expense), net" in the condensed consolidated statements of income),
          partially offset by shutdown-related expenses of $225,000;
        * A pretax charge of $1 million for process reengineering costs
          associated with the implementation of a new information system in
          Film Products (included in "Costs of goods sold" in the condensed
          consolidated statements of income);
        * Pretax charges of $918,000 related to severance and other employee-
          related costs associated with restructurings in Film Products
          ($477,000) and Aluminum Extrusions ($441,000);
        * A pretax charge of $399,000 related to the shutdown of the aluminum
          extrusions facility in Aurora, Ontario, including $873,000 of
          shutdown-related costs, partially offset by the reversal to income
          of certain severance and employee-related accruals of $474,000;
        * A pretax gain of $653,000 related to the shutdown of the films
          manufacturing facility in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, including a
          $630,000 gain on the sale of the facility (included in "Other income
          (expense), net" in the condensed consolidated statements of income),
          and the reversal to income of certain shutdown-related accruals of
          $23,000;
        * A pretax gain of $508,000 for interest receivable on tax refund
          claims (included in "Corporate expenses, net" in the net sales and
          operating profit by segment table and "Other income (expense), net"
          in the condensed consolidated statements of income);
        * A net pretax charge of $130,000 related to severance and other
          employee-related costs associated with the restructuring of the
          research and development operations in Film Products (of this
          amount, $545,000 in pretax charges for employee relocation and
          recruitment is included in "Selling, R&D and general expenses" in
          the condensed consolidated statements of income); and
        * Pretax charges of $205,000 for accelerated depreciation related to
          restructurings in Film Products.

    (b) Gain on the sale of corporate assets in 2006 include a gain related to
        the sale of public equity securities. Gain on the sale of corporate
        assets in 2005 include a gain related to the sale of corporate real
        estate.

    (c) Comprehensive income (loss), defined as net income and other
        comprehensive income (loss), was a gain of $11.4 million for the
        second quarter of 2006 and a loss of $3.2 million for the second
        quarter of 2005. Comprehensive income (loss) was a gain of $20.3 for
        the first six months of 2006 and a loss of $568,000 for the first six
        months of 2005. Other comprehensive income (loss) includes changes in
        unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale securities, foreign
        currency translation adjustments, unrealized gains and losses on
        derivative financial instruments and minimum pension liability
        recorded net of deferred taxes directly in shareholders' equity.

    (d) On June 30, 2005, substantially all of the assets of AFBS, Inc.
        (formerly Therics, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tredegar, were
        sold or assigned to a newly-created limited liability company,
        Therics, LLC, controlled and managed by an individual not affiliated
        with Tredegar. AFBS retained substantially all of its liabilities in
        the transaction, which included customary indemnification provisions
        for pre-transaction liabilities. AFBS received a 17.5% equity
        interest in the new company valued at $170,000 and a 3.5% interest in
        Theken Spine, LLC valued at $800,000, along with potential future
        payments on the sale of certain products by Therics, LLC.

    (e) Effective January 1, 2006, Tredegar adopted Statement of Financial
        Accounting Standards No. 123(R), "Share-Based Payment" (SFAS 123(R))
        using the modified prospective method. SFAS 123(R) requires the
        company to record compensation expense for all share-based awards.
        Tredegar previously applied Accounting Principles Board (APB) Opinion
        No. 25, "Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees," and related
        interpretations and provided the required pro forma disclosures of
        SFAS No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation" (SFAS 123).
        Prior periods were not restated.

    (f) Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended June 30, 2006, represents
        income from continuing operations before interest, taxes,
        depreciation, amortization, unusual items and losses associated with
        plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings, gains from the
        sale of assets, investment write-down, charges related to stock option
        awards accounted for under the fair value-based method and other
        items. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to represent cash flow from
        operations as defined by GAAP and should not be considered as either
        an alternative to net income (as an indicator of operating
        performance) or to cash flow (as a measure of liquidity). Tredegar
        uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measure of unlevered (debt-free) operating
        cash flow. We also use it when comparing relative enterprise values of
        manufacturing companies and when measuring debt capacity. When
        comparing the valuations of a peer group of manufacturing companies,
        we express enterprise value as a multiple of Adjusted EBITDA. We
        believe Adjusted EBITDA is preferable to operating profit and other
        GAAP measures when applying a comparable multiple approach to
        enterprise valuation because it excludes the items noted above,
        measures of which may vary among peer companies.

    (g) Net debt is calculated as follows (in millions):
        Debt                                       $94.1
        Less: Cash and cash equivalents            (25.4)
        Net debt                                   $68.7
SOURCE  Tredegar Corporation
    -0-                             08/02/2006
    /CONTACT:  D. Andrew Edwards of Tredegar Corporation, +1-804-330-1041,
Fax: +1-804-330-1777, daedward@tredegar.com/
    /Web site:  http://www.tredegar.com/
    (TG)

CO:  Tredegar Corporation
ST:  Virginia
IN:  CHM MNG
SU:  ERN

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