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Tredegar Reports Second-Quarter Results

August 5, 2008 at 5:12 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tredegar Corporation (NYSE: TG) reported second-quarter net income from continuing operations of $8.9 million (26 cents per share) compared to $10.6 million (27 cents per share) in the second quarter of 2007. Earnings from continuing manufacturing operations in the second quarter were $9.6 million (28 cents per share) versus $10.6 million (27 cents per share) last year. Second-quarter sales from continuing operations decreased slightly to $234.0 million from $234.9 million in 2007. On February 12, 2008, Tredegar sold its aluminum extrusions business in Canada. All historical results for this business have been reflected as discontinued operations in the accompanying financial tables.

A summary of results for continuing operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007 is shown below:


     (In Millions, Except Per-Share Data)  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
                                                June 30           June 30
                                             2008     2007     2008     2007

     Sales                                  $234.0   $234.9   $462.5   $479.8

     Income from continuing operations as
      reported under generally accepted
      accounting principles (GAAP)            $8.9    $10.6    $12.7    $21.7
     After-tax effects of:
       Loss associated with plant
        shutdowns, asset impairments
        and restructurings                     1.0        -      3.7       .6
       (Gains) losses from sale of assets
        and other items                        (.3)       -      (.8)       -
     Income from continuing manufacturing
      operations*                             $9.6    $10.6    $15.6    $22.3


     Diluted earnings per share from
      continuing operations as reported
      under GAAP                              $.26     $.27     $.37     $.55
     After-tax effects per diluted share
      of:
       Loss associated with plant shutdowns,
        asset impairments and restructurings   .03        -      .11      .01
       (Gains) losses from sale of assets
        and other items                       (.01)       -     (.03)       -
     Diluted earnings per share from
      continuing manufacturing operations*    $.28     $.27     $.45     $.56

* The after-tax effects of unusual items, plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings, and gains or losses from sale of assets and other items have been presented separately and removed from net income and earnings per share from continuing operations as reported under GAAP to determine Tredegar's presentation of income and earnings per share from continuing manufacturing operations. Income and earnings per share from continuing manufacturing operations are key financial and analytical measures used by Tredegar to gauge the operating performance of its continuing manufacturing businesses. They are not intended to represent the stand-alone results for Tredegar's continuing 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.

John D. Gottwald, Tredegar's president and chief executive officer, said: "Earnings from continuing manufacturing operations increased by 1 cent per share or 3.7% in the second quarter of 2008 compared with the second quarter of 2007 due to accretion from share repurchases, higher pension income and adjustments to accruals for performance-based compensation programs. Operating profits declined in both films and continuing operations in aluminum extrusions. Operating profits in films, which continue to fluctuate from quarter-to-quarter, declined by 2.1% in the second quarter of 2008 compared with 2007. Competitive pressures, particularly for personal care materials, packaging materials and lower value surface protection films, have had an adverse impact on volume and profits. Future operating profit levels in films will depend on our ability to deliver product innovations, reduce costs and pass-through unprecedented increases in resin prices and energy costs. During the first quarter of 2008, we announced a restructuring that included a 6% reduction of films' workforce that is expected to save $4.2 million on an annualized basis."

Mr. Gottwald continued: "The aluminum extrusions industry in the U.S. continues to suffer from a cyclical downturn. Volume in our continuing operations declined by 14.7% in the second quarter of 2008 compared with the second quarter of last year, with demand down in most market segments. Operating profits declined by $2.9 million or 55%, primarily due to the decrease in volume. We see no rebound in sight. We're very focused on controlling our variable costs and reducing fixed costs to minimize the adverse impact of the volume drop on profits."

Mr. Gottwald further stated: "We repurchased 381,200 shares of our stock during the second quarter bringing total repurchases to 5.7 million shares over the last twelve months ended June 30, 2008. Our balance sheet remains strong with debt net of cash of $8.5 million at June 30, 2008, down from $33.8 million at December 31, 2007."

                           MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
                                Film Products

Second-quarter net sales (sales less freight) in Film Products were $135.5 million, up 4.0% from $130.3 million in the second quarter of 2007, while operating profit from ongoing operations decreased to $13.5 million in the second quarter of 2008 from $13.8 million in 2007. Volume was 56.8 million pounds in the second quarter of 2008, down 6% from 60.4 million pounds in the second quarter of 2007.

Net sales in Film Products for the first six months of 2008 were $267.8 million, up slightly from $266.3 million in the first six months of 2007. Operating profit from ongoing operations was $24.3 million in the first six months of 2008, down 20.6% from $30.6 million in the first six months of last year. Volume was 114.8 million pounds in the first six months of 2008, down 8.7% from 125.7 million pounds in the first six months of 2007.

Volume was down in the second quarter and first half of 2008 compared with last year primarily due to a decrease in sales of lower value surface protection films, personal care materials and packaging materials. Net sales increased due to appreciation of the U.S. dollar value of currencies for operations outside of the U.S. and higher selling prices from the pass-through of higher resin costs, partially offset by the decline in volume.

Operating profit from ongoing operations decreased in the second quarter and first half of 2008 versus 2007 due primarily to competitive pressures, particularly for personal care materials, packaging materials and lower value surface protection films. In addition, operating profit benefited from appreciation of the U.S. dollar value of currencies for operations outside of the U.S. but was adversely affected by the lag in the pass-through of increases in resin costs. Higher energy costs also had an adverse impact on results. Unfavorable variances were partially offset by cost reduction efforts. Film Products has index-based pass-through raw material cost 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.

Capital expenditures in Film Products were $7.1 million in the first six months of 2008 compared with $8.7 million in the first six months of last year, and are projected to be approximately $25 million in 2008. Depreciation expense was $17.8 million in the first six months of 2008 compared with $16.5 million in the first six months of last year, and is projected to be approximately $34 million in 2008.

                             Aluminum Extrusions

Second-quarter net sales from continuing operations in Aluminum Extrusions were $92.7 million, down 6.7% from $99.4 million in the second quarter of 2007. Operating profit from ongoing U.S. operations decreased to $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2008, down 55% from $5.3 million in the second quarter of 2007. Volume from continuing operations decreased to 35.4 million pounds in the second quarter of 2008, down 14.7% from 41.5 million pounds in the second quarter of 2007.

Net sales in Aluminum Extrusions for the first six months of 2008 were $183.7 million, down 9.6% from $203.2 million in the first six months of 2007. Operating profit from ongoing U.S. operations was $3.9 million in the first six months of 2008, down 61% from $10.0 million in the first six months of last year. Volume was 72.5 million pounds in the first six months of 2008, down 13.6% from 83.9 million pounds in the first six months of 2007.

The decreases in net sales and ongoing operating profit from continuing operations in the second quarter and first half of 2008 compared with last year were mainly due to lower volume. Higher charges for bad debts also had an adverse impact on profits (bad debt charges increased by approximately $700,000 in the second quarter and $850,000 in the first half of 2008 versus last year). Shipments declined in most markets. Higher natural gas costs were mostly offset by an energy surcharge.

Capital expenditures for continuing operations in Aluminum Extrusions were $3.3 million in the first half of 2008 compared with $2.8 million in the first half of last year, and are projected to be approximately $18 million in 2008. In January 2008, Tredegar announced plans to spend approximately $24 million over the following 18 months to expand the capacity at its plant in Carthage, Tennessee. In 2007, approximately 65% of the sales of aluminum extrusions from operations in the U.S. were related to non-residential construction, and this additional capacity will increase Tredegar's capabilities in this sector. Depreciation expense was $4.0 million in the first half of 2008 compared with $4.2 million in the first half of last year, and is projected to be approximately $7.8 million in 2008.

On February 12, 2008, Tredegar sold its aluminum extrusions business in Canada for a purchase price of $25.5 million to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital. The purchase price is subject to adjustment based upon the actual working capital of the business at the time of sale. The final purchase price is estimated at $24.6 million, with the decline from the amount estimated at February 12, 2008 due to the excess of estimated working capital over actual working capital. Tredegar expects to realize cash income tax benefits in 2008 from the sale of approximately $12 million. All historical results for this business have been reflected as discontinued operations in the accompanying financial tables.

                                 OTHER ITEMS

Net pension income from continuing operations was $1.6 million in the second quarter and $3.1 million in the first six months of 2008, a favorable change of $826,000 (2 cents per share after taxes) and $1.7 million (3 cents per share after taxes), respectively, from amounts recognized in the comparable periods of 2007. Most of the favorable changes relate to a pension plan that is reflected in "Corporate expenses, net" in the operating profit by segment table. The company contributed approximately $167,000 to its pension plans for continuing operations in 2007 and expects to contribute a similar amount in 2008. Corporate expenses, net also declined due to adjustments to accruals for certain performance-based compensation programs.

Interest expense was $557,000 in the second quarters of 2008 and 2007, and $1.4 million in the first half of 2008 and 2007, with higher average debt levels offset by lower average interest rates.

The effective tax rate used to compute income taxes from continuing manufacturing operations was 36.6% in the second quarter of 2008 compared with 34.9% in the second quarter of 2007, and 37.5% in the first half of 2008 compared with 34.9% in the first half of 2007. The increase in the effective tax rate for continuing manufacturing operations for 2008 versus 2007, which had an unfavorable impact of approximately 1 cent per share during the second quarter and 2 cents per share in the first half of 2008, was mainly due to higher effective tax rates for operations outside of the U.S., expiration at December 31, 2007 of the research & development tax credit and lower income tax benefits expected for the Domestic Production Activities Deduction, partially offset by a lower state income tax effective rate.

Overall results for continuing operations for the quarter include special items. After-tax net charges for continuing operations for plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings and gains and losses from the sale of assets and other items were 2 cents per share in the second quarter of 2008 (none in the second quarter of 2007). After-tax net charges for continuing operations for plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings and gains and losses from the sale of assets and other items were 8 cents and 1 cent per share in the first half of 2008 and 2007, respectively. Further details regarding these items are provided in the financial tables included with this press release.

Tredegar's investment in Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund, L.P. had a reported capital account value of $31.8 million at June 30, 2008, compared with $23.0 million at December 31, 2007. This investment has a carrying value in Tredegar's balance sheet of $10 million, which represents the amount invested on April 2, 2007.

                    CAPITAL STRUCTURE AND ADJUSTED EBITDA

Net debt (debt in excess of cash) was $8.5 million at June 30, 2008, compared with net debt of $33.8 million at December 31, 2007. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing manufacturing operations, a key valuation and borrowing capacity measure, was $99.8 million in the twelve months ended June 30, 2008, down from $107.9 million in 2007. See notes to financial statements and tables for reconciliations to comparable GAAP measures.

On January 7, 2008, Tredegar announced that its board of directors approved a share repurchase program whereby management is authorized at its discretion to purchase, in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, up to 5 million shares of Tredegar's outstanding common stock. This share repurchase program replaced Tredegar's previous share repurchase authorization. The authorization has no time limit. During the second quarter of 2008, Tredegar repurchased 381,200 shares for $5.6 million. During the first half of 2008, Tredegar repurchased 850,500 shares for $12.9 million. As of June 30, 2008, Tredegar had approximately 33.9 million common shares outstanding.

                  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," "estimate," "anticipate," "expect," "project," "likely," "may" 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; sales volume and profitability of continuing operations in Aluminum Extrusions is cyclical and highly dependent on economic conditions of end-use markets in the U.S., particularly in the construction, distribution and transportation industries and are also subject to seasonal slowdowns; 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; our future performance is influenced by costs incurred by our operating companies including, for example, the cost of energy and raw materials; and the factors discussed in the reports Tredegar files with or furnishes to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") from time-to-time, including the risks and important factors set forth in "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A of Tredegar's 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC.

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
                                       2008       2007      2008       2007

    Sales                            $234,008   $234,882  $462,488   $479,769
    Other income (expense), net           663        160     1,220        453
                                      234,671    235,042   463,708    480,222

    Cost of goods sold (a)            196,249    194,597   390,488    397,249
    Freight                             5,797      5,210    10,898     10,265
    Selling, R&D and general
     expenses                          17,139     18,290    36,108     36,949
    Amortization of intangibles            31         38        63         75
    Interest expense                      557        557     1,438      1,381
    Asset impairments and costs
     associated with exit and
      disposal activities (a)           1,219        125     5,159        858
                                      220,992    218,817   444,154    446,777

    Income from continuing
     operations before
      income taxes                     13,679     16,225    19,554     33,445
    Income taxes                        4,814      5,661     6,904     11,746
    Income from continuing
     operations                         8,865     10,564    12,650     21,699
    Income (loss) from discontinued
     operations (b)                      (207)      (629)     (930)    (1,431)

    Net income (a) ( c )               $8,658     $9,935    11,720     20,268


    Earnings (loss) per share:
      Basic:
        Continuing operations            $.26       $.27      $.37       $.55
        Discontinued operations          (.01)      (.02)     (.03)      (.04)
        Net income                       $.25       $.25      $.34       $.51
      Diluted:
        Continuing operations            $.26       $.27      $.37       $.55
        Discontinued operations          (.01)      (.02)     (.03)      (.04)
        Net income                       $.25       $.25      $.34       $.51

    Shares used to compute earnings
     (loss) per share:
      Basic                            33,997     39,402    34,231     39,337
      Diluted                          34,211     39,584    34,445     39,537


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

                                    Second Quarter Ended   Six Months Ended
                                           June 30              June 30
                                       2008       2007      2008       2007
    Net Sales
    Film Products                    $135,529   $130,260  $267,843   $266,321
    Aluminum Extrusions                92,682     99,412   183,747    203,183
    Total net sales                   228,211    229,672   451,590    469,504
    Add back freight                    5,797      5,210    10,898     10,265
    Sales as shown in the
     Consolidated
      Statements of Income           $234,008   $234,882  $462,488   $479,769

    Operating Profit
    Film Products:
      Ongoing operations               13,479     13,762   $24,265    $30,582
      Plant shutdowns, asset
       impairments and
        restructurings (a)               (944)       (26)   (4,649)      (393)

    Aluminum Extrusions (b):
      Ongoing operations                2,406      5,329     3,948      9,978
      Plant shutdowns, asset
       impairments and
        restructurings (a)               (380)       (99)     (615)       (99)

    AFBS:
      Plant shutdowns, asset
       impairments and
        restructurings (a)                  -          -         -       (366)
    Total                              14,561     18,966    22,949     39,702
    Interest income                       188        283       446        671
    Interest expense                      557        557     1,438      1,381
    Stock option-based compensation
     costs                                278        196       338        465
    Corporate expenses, net               235      2,271     2,065      5,082
    Income before income taxes         13,679     16,225    19,554     33,445
    Income taxes                        4,814      5,661     6,904     11,746
    Income from continuing
     operations                         8,865     10,564    12,650     21,699
    Income (loss) from discontinued
     operations (b)                      (207)      (629)     (930)    (1,431)
    Net income (a) ( c )               $8,658     $9,935   $11,720    $20,268


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

                                                    June 30,      December 31,
                                                      2008             2007
    Assets

    Cash & cash equivalents                         $48,509          $48,217
    Accounts & notes receivable, net                120,771           97,064
    Income taxes recoverable                         10,260              323
    Inventories                                      36,715           48,666
    Deferred income taxes                             9,492            9,172
    Prepaid expenses & other                          7,418            4,077
    Current assets of discontinued
     operation (b)                                        -           37,750
    Total current assets                            233,165          245,269

    Property, plant & equipment, net                263,573          269,083
    Other assets                                    120,229          116,759
    Goodwill & other intangibles                    136,164          135,907
    Noncurrent assets of discontinued
     operation (b)                                        -           17,460
    Total assets                                   $753,131         $784,478

    Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

    Accounts payable                                $71,602          $67,161
    Accrued expenses                                 37,822           33,676
    Current portion of long-term debt                   585              540
    Current liabilities of discontinued
     operation (b)                                        -           17,152
    Total current liabilities                       110,009          118,529

    Long-term debt                                   56,397           81,516
    Deferred income taxes                            83,247           68,625
    Other noncurrent liabilities                     15,910           15,662
    Noncurrent liabilities of discontinued
     operation (b)                                        -            8,818
    Shareholders' equity                            487,568          491,328

    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity     $753,131         $784,478



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

                                                       Six Months Ended
                                                           June 30
                                                     2008              2007
    Cash flows from operating activities:
      Net income                                   $11,720           $20,268
      Adjustments for noncash items:
        Depreciation                                22,379            22,785
        Amortization of intangibles                     63                75
        Deferred income taxes                        7,123            (2,528)
        Accrued pension income and
         postretirement benefits                    (2,825)             (897)
        Loss on asset impairments and
         divestitures                                3,337               338
      Changes in assets and liabilities,
       net of effects of acquisitions
       and divestitures:
        Accounts and notes receivables             (25,162)          (24,774)
        Inventories                                 15,913             2,323
        Income taxes recoverable                    (9,803)            5,710
        Prepaid expenses and other                     828             1,658
        Accounts payable and accrued expenses        2,086            11,343
      Other, net                                     2,180               719
        Net cash provided by operating
         activities                                 27,839            37,020
    Cash flows from investing activities:
      Capital expenditures                         (10,461)          (12,070)
      Investment in Harbinger in 2007 ($10
       million) and real estate in 2008
       and 2007                                     (1,722)          (11,056)
      Proceeds from the sale of the aluminum
       extrusions business in Canada
       (net of cash included in sale and
       transaction costs)                           23,616                 -
      Proceeds from the sale of assets and
       property disposals & reimbursements
       from customers for purchases of
       equipment in 2007                               248             3,842
       Net cash provided by (used in)
        investing activities                        11,681           (19,284)
    Cash flows from financing activities:
      Dividends paid                                (2,736)           (3,163)
      Debt principal payments                      (47,209)          (30,341)
      Borrowings                                    22,000                 -
      Repurchases of Tredegar common stock         (12,904)                -
      Proceeds from exercise of stock options            -             6,437
        Net cash used in financing activities      (40,849)          (27,067)
    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash          1,621               830
    Decrease in cash and cash equivalents              292            (8,501)
    Cash and cash equivalents at beginning
     of period                                      48,217            40,898
    Cash and cash equivalents at end of period     $48,509           $32,397



                           Selected Financial Measures
                                  (In Millions)
                                   (Unaudited)

                               For the Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2008
                                        Film     Aluminum
                                      Products   Extrusions  Total
    Operating profit from continuing
     ongoing operations                 $53.1      $10.5     $63.6
    Allocation of corporate overhead     (6.0)      (1.4)     (7.4)
    Add back depreciation and
     amortization from continuing
     operations                          35.3        8.3      43.6
    Adjusted EBITDA from continuing
     operations (d)                     $82.4      $17.4     $99.8

    Selected balance sheet and other
     data as of June 30, 2008:
      Net debt (cash) (e)                $8.5
      Shares outstanding                 33.9


    Notes to the Financial Tables

      (a) Plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings in the second
          quarter of 2008 include:

         --  Pretax charge of $854,000 for asset impairments in Film Products;
         --  Pretax charges of $365,000 for severance and other employee-
             related costs in connection with restructurings in Film Products
             ($90,000) and Aluminum Extrusions ($275,000); and
         --  A pretax charge of $105,000 related to expected future
             environmental costs at the aluminum extrusions facility in
             Newnan, Georgia (included in "Cost of goods sold" in the
             condensed consolidated statements of income).

          Plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings in the first
          six months of 2008 include:

         --  Pretax charges of $2.7 million for severance and other
             employee-related costs in connection with restructurings in Film
             Products ($2.2 million) and Aluminum Extrusions ($510,000);
         --  Pretax charges of $2.5 million for asset impairments in Film
             Products; and
         --  A pretax charge of $105,000 related to expected future
             environmental costs at the aluminum extrusions facility in
             Newnan, Georgia (included in "Cost of goods sold" in the
             condensed consolidated statements of income).

          Plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings in the second
          quarter of 2007 include:

         --  A pretax charge of $99,000 for severance and other
             employee-related costs in Aluminum Extrusions; and
         --  A pretax charge of $26,000 for costs related to the shutdown of
             the films manufacturing facility in LaGrange, Georgia.

          Plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings in the first
          six months of 2007 include:

         --  A pretax charge of $366,000 related to the estimated loss on the
             sub-lease of a portion of the AFBS (formerly Therics) facility in
             Princeton, New Jersey;
         --  Pretax charges of $338,000 for asset impairments in Film
             Products;
         --  A pretax charge of $99,000 for severance and other
             employee-related costs in Aluminum Extrusions; and
         --  A pretax charge of $55,000 for costs related to the shutdown of
             the films manufacturing facility in LaGrange, Georgia.

      (b) On February 12, 2008, Tredegar sold its aluminum extrusions business
          in Canada for a purchase price of $25.5 million to an affiliate of
          H.I.G. Capital.  The purchase price is subject to adjustment based
          upon the actual working capital of the business at the time of sale.
          The final purchase price is estimated at $24.6 million, with the
          decline from the amount estimated at February 12, 2008, due to the
          excess of estimated working capital over actual working capital.
          Tredegar expects to realize cash income tax benefits in 2008 from
          the sale of approximately $12 million. All historical results for
          this business have been reflected as discontinued operations in
          the accompanying financial tables. The components of income (loss)
          from discontinued operations are presented below:


                                       Second Quarter Ended   Six Months Ended
                                              June 30              June 30
      (In thousands)                      2008       2007      2008       2007

      Income (loss) from operations
       before income taxes                 $-    $(2,041)    $(391)   $(3,224)
      Income tax cost (benefit) on
       operations                           -       (729)      (98)    (1,110)
                                            -     (1,312)     (293)    (2,114)
      Loss associated with asset
       impairments and disposal
       activities                        (207)         -    (1,337)         -
      Income tax cost (benefit) on
       asset impairments and
       costs associated with disposal
       activities                           -        683      (700)       683
                                         (207)       683      (637)       683
      Income (loss) from
       discontinued operations          $(207)     $(629)    $(930)   $(1,431)


      ( c ) Comprehensive income (loss), defined as net income and  other
          comprehensive income (loss), was income of $10.8 million for the
          second quarter of 2008 and income of $16.2 million for the second
          quarter of 2007.  Comprehensive income (loss) was income of $11.8
          million for the first six months of 2008 and income of $29.1 million
          for the first six months of 2007.  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 amortization of prior service cost and net gains or
          losses from pension and other postretirement benefit plans recorded
          net of deferred taxes directly in shareholders' equity.

      (d) Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended June 30, 2008,
          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.

      (e) Net debt is calculated as follows (in millions):
            Debt                                       $57.0
            Less:  Cash and cash equivalents           (48.5)
            Net debt                                    $8.5

         Net debt is not intended to represent total debt or debt defined by
         GAAP.  Net debt is utilized by management in evaluating the company's
         financial leverage and equity valuation and the company believes that
         investors also may find net debt to be helpful for the same purposes.

SOURCE Tredegar Corporation

CONTACT: D. Andrew Edwards of Tredegar Corporation, +1-804-330-1041, Fax, +1-804-330-1777, daedward@tredegar.com

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