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Tredegar Reports Second-Quarter Results

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tredegar Corporation (NYSE: TG) reported second-quarter net income from continuing operations of $6.5 million (19 cents per share) compared to $8.9 million (26 cents per share) in the second quarter of 2008. Earnings from continuing manufacturing operations in the second quarter were $8.5 million (25 cents per share) versus $9.6 million (28 cents per share) last year. Second-quarter sales from continuing operations decreased to $158.1 million from $234.0 million in 2008.

A summary of results for continuing operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008 is shown below:


    (In Millions, Except Per-Share Data)
                                                 Three Months     Six Months
                                                    Ended           Ended
                                                   June 30         June 30
                                                   -------         -------
                                                 2009    2008    2009    2008
                                                 ----    ----    ----    ----
     Sales                                     $158.1  $234.0  $311.2  $462.5

     Income (loss) from continuing operations
      as reported under generally accepted
      accounting principles (GAAP)               $6.5    $8.9  $(22.3)  $12.7
     After-tax effects of:
         Goodwill impairment relating to
          aluminum extrusions business              -       -    30.6       -
         (Gains) losses associated with plant
          shutdowns, asset impairments and
          restructurings                          (.2)    1.0      .9     3.7
         (Gains) losses from sale of assets
          and other items                         2.2     (.3)    3.9    (0.8)
                                                  ---     ---     ---    ----
     Income from continuing manufacturing
      operations*                                $8.5    $9.6   $13.1   $15.6
                                                 ----    ----   -----   -----


     Diluted earnings (loss) per share from
      continuing operations as reported
      under GAAP                                 $.19    $.26   $(.66)   $.37
     After-tax effects per diluted share of:
         Goodwill impairment relating to
          aluminum extrusions business              -       -     .90       -
         (Gains) losses associated with plant
          shutdowns, asset impairments and
          restructurings                         (.01)    .03     .02     .11
         (Gains) losses from sale of assets
          and other items                         .07    (.01)    .13    (.03)
                                                  ---    ----     ---    ----
     Diluted earnings per share from continuing
      manufacturing operations*                  $.25    $.28    $.39    $.45
                                                 ----    ----    ----    ----

    * 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: "Our focus on cash generation and active cost reduction continues. In our films business, ongoing operating profit improved in the second quarter of 2009 compared with results in 2008, which were adversely affected by the lag in the pass-through of higher average resin costs. Excluding the effects of resin lag, volume declines and the unfavorable effect of currency changes were partially offset by the benefits of cost reduction efforts and productivity gains."

"Our aluminum business experienced a 32% decline in volume in the second quarter of 2009 compared with the second quarter of 2008, with demand down in all markets. Second-quarter volume improved slightly when compared with the first quarter of 2009 due to a seasonal uptick in construction activity. Future performance will be challenging. We do not yet see any sign of a meaningful change in the extrusion market's outlook."

Mr. Gottwald further stated: "We continue to strengthen our financial condition with cash in excess of debt improving to $57.1 million at June 30, 2009 from $23.3 million at December 31, 2008."

MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

Film Products

Second-quarter net sales (sales less freight) in Film Products were $107.8 million, down 20.5% from $135.5 million in the second quarter of 2008, while operating profit from ongoing operations increased to $14.2 million in the second quarter of 2009 from $13.5 million in 2008. Volume was 49.6 million pounds in the second quarter of 2009, down 12.7% from 56.8 million pounds in the second quarter of 2008.

Net sales in Film Products for the first six months of 2009 were $212.6 million, a decrease of 20.6% from $267.8 million for the same period in 2008. Operating profit from ongoing operations was $27.2 million in the first half of 2009, up 12.2% from $24.3 million in the first half of last year. Volume was 98.9 million pounds in the first six months of 2009, down 13.8% from 114.8 million pounds in the first six months of 2008.

Net sales in the second quarter and first half of 2009 declined primarily due to lower volumes across all market segments, most notably personal care and surface protection materials, unfavorable changes in the U.S. dollar value of currencies for operations outside of the U.S. and the impact of lower selling prices from the pass-through of lower resin costs. Volume declines in both periods are believed to be primarily driven by the weakened economy and customer inventory adjustments.

Operating profit from ongoing operations increased in the second quarter and first half of 2009 versus the same periods in 2008 as cost reduction efforts, productivity gains and the lag in the pass-through of lower resin costs offset lower volumes and the unfavorable effect of currency changes. The company estimates that the impact on operating profit of the lag in the pass-through of changes in average resin costs was not significant in the second quarter of 2009 and a negative $2.0 million in the second quarter of 2008. The estimated impact of resin pass-through lag was a positive $3.0 million in the first half of 2009 and a negative $3.2 million in the first half of 2008. The company estimates that changes in the U.S. dollar value of currencies for operations outside of the U.S. had an unfavorable impact on operating profit of $1.1 million in the second quarter of 2009 compared to the second quarter of 2008, and an unfavorable impact of approximately $1.5 million in the first half of 2009 compared with 2008.

Capital expenditures in Film Products were $7.1 million in both the first half of 2009 and 2008, and are projected to be approximately $20 million in 2009. Depreciation expense was $15.9 million in the first six months of 2009 compared with $17.8 million in the first six months of last year, and is projected to be approximately $33 million in 2009.

Aluminum Extrusions

Second-quarter net sales from continuing operations in Aluminum Extrusions were $46.4 million, down 49.9% from $92.7 million in the second quarter of 2008. Operating profits from ongoing U.S. operations were $634,000 in the second quarter of 2009, a decline of 73.6% from operating profits of $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2008. Volume from continuing operations decreased to 24.2 million pounds in the second quarter of 2009, down 31.7% from 35.4 million pounds in the second quarter of 2008.

Net sales in Aluminum Extrusions for the first six months of 2009 declined 50.2% to $91.5 million from $183.7 million in the first six months of 2008. Operating losses from ongoing U.S. operations were $1.2 million in the first half of 2009, a $5.1 million change from operating profits of $3.9 million in the first half of last year. Volume was 47.7 million pounds in the first six months of 2009, down 34.3% from 72.5 million pounds in the first six months of 2008.

The net sales declines in the second quarter and first half of 2009 compared with last year were mainly due to lower sales volume as weak market conditions led to lower shipments in all markets and lower average selling prices driven by lower average aluminum costs. Shipments for non-residential construction, which comprised approximately 72% of total volume in 2008, were down by approximately 32% during the first six months of 2009 compared with the same period of 2008. The decrease in operating profit from ongoing U.S. operations in the second quarter and the reported operating loss from ongoing U.S. operations in the first half of the year were primarily driven by lower sales volumes.

Capital expenditures for continuing operations in Aluminum Extrusions were $8.5 million in the first half of 2009 compared with $3.3 million in the first half of last year. Capital expenditures are projected to be approximately $19 million in 2009, of which $15.4 million relates to the 18-month project to expand capacity in the plant in Carthage, Tennessee announced in January 2008. This new capacity will be dedicated to serving customers in the non-residential construction sector. Depreciation expense was $3.8 million in the first half of 2009 compared with $4.0 million in the first half of last year, and is projected to be approximately $8 million in 2009.

OTHER ITEMS

Net pension income from continuing operations was $757,000 in the second quarter and $1.5 million in the first six months of 2009, an unfavorable change of $843,000 (2 cents per share after taxes) and $1.6 million (3 cents per share after taxes), respectively, from amounts recognized in the comparable periods of 2008. Most of the change in pension income is reflected in "Corporate expenses, net" in the operating profit by segment table. The company contributed approximately $122,000 to its pension plans for continuing operations in 2008. We expect to contribute $2.3 million in 2009, which is $2.1 million lower than previously expected. During 2008, the fair value of the assets of our pension plans declined by approximately $89.6 million to $194.5 million at December 31, 2008, due mainly to the drop in global stock prices and benefit payments to retirees of $10.2 million. Corporate expenses, net in the second quarter and first six months of 2009 increased in comparison to the same periods of 2008 due to adjustments made in the prior year to accruals for certain performance-based compensation programs.

Interest expense was $184,000 in the second quarter of 2009, compared to $557,000 in the second quarter of 2008, and $388,000 and $1.4 million in the first half of 2009 and 2008, respectively, primarily due to lower average debt levels and lower average interest rates in 2009.

The effective tax rate used to compute income taxes from continuing manufacturing operations was 29.4% in the second quarter of 2009 compared with 36.6% in the second quarter of 2008, and 33.4% in the first six months of 2009 compared with 37.5% in the first six months of 2008. The decrease in the effective tax rate for continuing manufacturing operations during the second quarter of 2009 versus last year, which had a favorable impact of approximately 3 cents per share, reflects the change in income taxes during the second quarter to adjust the effective tax rate for the first six months of the year to the rate estimated for the entire year. The decrease in the effective rate for continuing manufacturing operations for the first half of 2009 versus 2008, which had a favorable impact of approximately 2 cents per share, was primarily due to the recognition of a net tax benefit related to the reversal of income tax contingency accruals upon the favorable conclusion of IRS and state tax examinations through 2003 recognized in the second quarter of 2009 and lower effective rates for operations outside the U.S., partially offset by higher state income taxes.

Overall results for continuing operations for the quarter and year-to-date periods include special items. After-tax charges for continuing operations for plant shutdowns, asset impairments and restructurings and gains and losses from the sale of assets and other items were 6 cents and 2 cents per share in the second quarters of 2009 and 2008, respectively, and 15 cents and 8 cents per share in the first six months of 2009 and 2008, respectively. In addition, a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $30.6 million (after-tax), or 90 cents per share, was recorded for Aluminum Extrusions in the first quarter of 2009. 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 $11.1 million at June 30, 2009, compared with $10.1 million at December 31, 2008. This investment has a carrying value in Tredegar's balance sheet of $10.0 million, which represents the amount invested on April 2, 2007.

CAPITAL STRUCTURE AND ADJUSTED EBITDA

Net cash (cash and cash equivalents in excess of debt) was $57.1 million at June 30, 2009, compared with net cash of $23.3 million at December 31, 2008. Adjusted EBITDA from continuing manufacturing operations, a key valuation and borrowing capacity measure, was $88.6 million in the twelve months ended June 30, 2009, down from $98.0 million in the year ended December 31, 2008. 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," "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 are 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 additional detail in "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A of Tredegar's 2008 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Readers are urged to review and consider carefully the disclosures Tredegar makes in its filings 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
                                   ----      ----        ----        ----
                                   2009      2008        2009        2008
                                   ----      ----        ----        ----

    Sales                      $158,115  $234,008    $311,181    $462,488
    Other income (expense),
     net (a) (d) (e)                488       663       1,357       1,220
                                    ---       ---       -----       -----
                                158,603   234,671     312,538     463,708
                                -------   -------     -------     -------

    Cost of goods sold (a)      125,615   196,249     250,873     390,488
    Freight                       3,870     5,797       7,099      10,898
    Selling, R&D and general
     expenses                    17,266    17,139      34,550      36,108
    Amortization of
     intangibles                     30        31          60          63
    Interest expense                184       557         388       1,438
    Asset impairments and costs
     associated with exit and
     disposal activities (a)       (149)    1,219       1,482       5,159
    Goodwill impairment
     charge (b)                       -         -      30,559           -
                                    ---       ---      ------         ---
                                146,816   220,992     325,011     444,154
                                -------   -------     -------     -------

    Income (loss) from
     continuing operations
     before income taxes         11,787    13,679     (12,473)     19,554
    Income taxes (e)              5,300     4,814       9,857       6,904
                                  -----     -----       -----       -----
    Income (loss) from
     continuing operations        6,487     8,865     (22,330)     12,650
    Loss from discontinued
     operations (f)                   -      (207)          -        (930)
                                    ---      ----         ---        ----

    Net income (loss) (c)        $6,487    $8,658    $(22,330)    $11,720
                                 ------    ------    --------     -------


    Earnings (loss) per share:
      Basic:
        Continuing operations      $.19      $.26       $(.66)       $.37
        Discontinued operations       -      (.01)          -        (.03)
                                    ---      ----         ---        ----
        Net income (loss)          $.19      $.25       $(.66)       $.34
                                   ----      ----       -----        ----
      Diluted:
        Continuing operations      $.19      $.26       $(.66)       $.37
        Discontinued operations       -      (.01)          -        (.03)
                                    ---      ----         ---        ----
        Net income (loss)          $.19      $.25       $(.66)       $.34
                                   ----      ----       -----        ----

    Shares used to compute
     earnings (loss) per share:
      Basic                      33,876    33,997      33,871      34,231
      Diluted                    33,971    34,211      33,871      34,445



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

                                 Second Quarter Ended    Six Months Ended
                                      June 30                June 30
                                   ----      ----        ----        ----
                                   2009      2008        2009        2008
                                   ----      ----        ----        ----
    Net Sales
    Film Products              $107,804  $135,529    $212,587    $267,843
    Aluminum Extrusions          46,441    92,682      91,495     183,747
                                 ------    ------      ------     -------
    Total net sales             154,245   228,211     304,082     451,590
    Add back freight              3,870     5,797       7,099      10,898
                                  -----     -----       -----      ------
    Sales as shown in the
     Consolidated
     Statements of Income      $158,115  $234,008    $311,181    $462,488
                               --------  --------    --------    --------

    Operating Profit
    Film Products:
      Ongoing operations        $14,214   $13,479     $27,228     $24,265
      Plant shutdowns, asset
       impairments,
       restructurings and
       other (a)                    149      (944)       (660)     (4,649)

    Aluminum Extrusions (f):
      Ongoing operations            634     2,406      (1,163)      3,948
      Goodwill impairment
       charge (b)                     -         -     (30,559)          -
      Plant shutdowns, asset
       impairments,
       restructurings and
       other (a)                   (328)     (380)     (1,306)       (615)

    AFBS:
      Plant shutdowns, asset
       impairments and
       restructurings (d)             -         -         150           -
                                    ---       ---         ---         ---
    Total                        14,669    14,561      (6,310)     22,949
    Interest income                 175       188         434         446
    Interest expense                184       557         388       1,438
    Gain on the sale of
     corporate assets (e)             -         -         404           -
    Stock option-based
     compensation costs             541       278         803         338
    Corporate expenses, net (a)   2,332       235       5,810       2,065
                                  -----       ---       -----       -----
    Income (loss) before
     income taxes                11,787    13,679     (12,473)     19,554
    Income taxes (e)              5,300     4,814       9,857       6,904
                                  -----     -----       -----       -----
    Income (loss) from
     continuing operations        6,487     8,865     (22,330)     12,650
    Loss from discontinued
     operations (f)                   -      (207)          -        (930)
                                    ---      ----         ---        ----
    Net income (loss) (c)        $6,487    $8,658    $(22,330)    $11,720
                                 ------    ------    --------     -------



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

                                                    June 30,  December 31,
                                                       2009          2008
                                                       ----          ----
    Assets

    Cash & cash equivalents                         $58,658       $45,975
    Accounts & notes receivable, net                 81,933        91,400
    Income taxes recoverable                          6,554        12,549
    Inventories                                      29,159        36,809
    Deferred income taxes                             5,198         7,654
    Prepaid expenses & other                          3,114         5,374
                                                        ---           ---
    Total current assets                            184,616       199,761

    Property, plant & equipment, net                232,723       236,870
    Other assets                                     40,723        38,926
    Goodwill & other intangibles (b)                104,428       135,075
                                                   --------      --------
    Total assets                                   $562,490      $610,632
                                                   --------      --------

    Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

    Accounts payable                                $48,061       $54,990
    Accrued expenses                                 35,427        38,349
    Current portion of long-term debt                   644           529
                                                     ------           ---
    Total current liabilities                        84,132        93,868

    Long-term debt                                      960        22,173
    Deferred income taxes                            48,520        45,152
    Other noncurrent liabilities                     26,530        29,023
    Shareholders' equity                            402,348       420,416
                                                   --------      --------
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity     $562,490      $610,632
                                                   --------      --------



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

                                                       Six Months Ended
                                                            June 30
                                                       ----          ----
                                                       2009          2008
                                                       ----          ----
    Cash flows from operating activities:
      Net income (loss)                            $(22,330)      $11,720
      Adjustments for noncash items:
        Depreciation                                 19,663        22,379
        Amortization of intangibles                      60            63
        Goodwill impairment charge                   30,559             -
        Deferred income taxes                         2,160         7,123
        Accrued pension income and postretirement
         benefits                                    (1,267)       (2,825)
        Loss on asset impairments and divestitures        -         3,337
        Gain on sale of assets                       (1,004)            -
      Changes in assets and liabilities, net of
       effects of acquisitions and divestitures:
        Accounts and notes receivables                9,732       (25,162)
        Inventories                                   8,055        15,913
        Income taxes recoverable                      5,995        (9,803)
        Prepaid expenses and other                    2,221           828
        Accounts payable and accrued expenses          (522)        2,086
      Other, net                                     (1,333)        2,180
                                                     ------         -----
        Net cash provided by operating activities    51,989        27,839
                                                     ------        ------
    Cash flows from investing activities:
      Capital expenditures (including settlement
       of related accounts payable of $1,709
       in 2009)                                     (17,348)      (10,461)
      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                             1,118           248
      Investments                                         -        (1,722)
                                                        ---        ------
        Net cash provided by (used in) investing
         activities                                 (16,230)       11,681
                                                    -------        ------
    Cash flows from financing activities:
      Dividends paid                                 (2,717)       (2,736)
      Debt principal payments                       (21,098)      (47,209)
      Borrowings                                          -        22,000
      Repurchases of Tredegar common stock              ---       (12,904)
      Proceeds from exercise of stock options and
       other                                            187             -
                                                        ---           ---
        Net cash used in financing activities       (23,628)      (40,849)
                                                    -------       -------
    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash             552         1,621
                                                        ---         -----
    Increase in cash and cash equivalents            12,683           292
    Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of
     period                                          45,975        48,217
                                                     ------        ------
    Cash and cash equivalents at end of period      $58,658       $48,509
                                                    -------       -------



                           Selected Financial Measures
                                  (In Millions)
                                   (Unaudited)

                                                  For the Twelve Months
                                                   Ended June 30, 2009
                                                  ---------------------
                                              Film       Aluminum
                                            Products    Extrusions    Total
                                           ----------  ------------  -------
    Operating profit from continuing
     ongoing operations                         $56.9          $5.0    $61.9
    Allocation of corporate overhead            (11.0)         (2.7)   (13.7)
    Add back depreciation and
     amortization from continuing operations     32.6           7.8     40.4
                                                 ----           ---     ----
    Adjusted EBITDA from continuing
     operations (g)                             $78.5         $10.1    $88.6
                                                -----         -----    -----

    Selected balance sheet and other data
     as of June 30, 2009:
      Net debt (cash) (h)                      $(57.1)
      Shares outstanding                         34.0


    Notes to the Financial Tables

(a) Plant shutdowns, asset impairments, restructurings and other in the second quarter of 2009 include:

    --  Pretax losses of $779,000 associated with Aluminum Extrusions for
        timing differences between the recognition of realized losses on
        aluminum futures contracts and related revenues from the delayed
        fulfillment by customers of fixed-price forward purchase commitments
        (included in "Cost of goods sold" in the condensed consolidated
        statements of income);
    --  Pretax gain of $276,000 (included in "Cost of goods sold" in the
        condensed consolidated statements of income) related to the reduction
        of future environmental costs expected to be incurred by Aluminum
        Extrusions;
    --  Pretax gain of $175,000 on the sale of a previously shutdown aluminum
        extrusions manufacturing facility in El Campo, Texas (included in
        "Other income (expense), net" in the condensed consolidated statements
        of income); and

    --  Pretax gain of $149,000 related to the reversal to income of certain
        inventory impairment accruals in Film Products.

Plant shutdowns, asset impairments, restructurings and other in the first six months of 2009 include:

    --  Pretax charges of $1.6 million for severance and other
        employee-related costs in connection with restructurings in Film
        Products ($1.1 million), Aluminum Extrusions ($369,000) and corporate
        headquarters ($178,000, included in "Corporate expenses, net" in the
        net sales and operating profit by segment table);
    --  Pretax losses of $1.4 million associated with Aluminum Extrusions for
        timing differences between the recognition of realized losses on
        aluminum futures contracts and related revenues from the delayed
        fulfillment by customers of fixed-price forward purchase commitments
        (included in "Cost of goods sold" in the condensed consolidated
        statements of income);
    --  Pretax gain of $276,000 (included in "Cost of goods sold" in the
        condensed consolidated statements of income) related to the reduction
        of future environmental costs expected to be incurred by Aluminum
        Extrusions;
    --  Pretax gain of $275,000 on the sale of equipment (included in "Other
        income (expense), net" in the condensed consolidated statements of
        income) from a previously shutdown films manufacturing facility in
        LaGrange, Georgia;
    --  Pretax gain of $175,000 on the sale of a previously shutdown aluminum
        extrusions manufacturing facility in El Campo, Texas (included in
        "Other income (expense), net" in the condensed consolidated statements
        of income); and

    --  Pretax gain of $149,000 related to the reversal to income of certain
        inventory impairment accruals in Film Products.

Plant shutdowns, asset impairments, restructurings and other 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, restructurings and other 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).

(b) Goodwill impairment charge of $30.6 million ($30.6 million after taxes) was recognized in Aluminum Extrusions in the first quarter of 2009 upon completion of an impairment analysis performed as of March 31, 2009. This non-cash charge, as computed under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, resulted from the estimated adverse impact on the business unit's fair value of possible future losses and the uncertainty of the amount and timing of an economic recovery.

(c) Comprehensive income (loss), defined as net income and other comprehensive income (loss), was income of $15.4 million in the second quarter of 2009 and income of $10.8 million for the second quarter 2008. Comprehensive income (loss) was a loss of $16.4 million in the first six months of 2009 and income of $11.8 million for the six months of 2008. Other comprehensive income (loss) includes changes in foreign currency translation adjustments, unrealized gains and losses on derivative financial instruments and prior service cost and net gains or losses from pension and other postretirement benefit plans arising during the period and the related amortization of these prior service cost and net gains or losses recorded net of deferred taxes directly in shareholders' equity.

(d) Gain on the sale of investments in Theken Spine and Therics, LLC includes a post-closing contractual adjustment of $150,000 (included in "Other income (expense), net" in the condensed consolidated statements of income). Closing on sale of these investments occurred in 2008. AFBS (formerly Therics, Inc.) received these investments in 2005, when substantially all of the assets of AFBS, 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.

(e) Gain on sale of corporate assets in the first six months of 2009 includes a realized gain on the sale of corporate real estate ($404,000) in the first quarter of 2009. This gain is included in "Other income (expense), net" in the condensed consolidated statement of income.

Income taxes for 2009 include the recognition of valuation allowances of $3.7 million ($1.9 million in the first quarter and $1.8 million in the second quarter) related to expected limitations on the utilization of assumed capital losses on certain investments.

(f) On February 12, 2008, Tredegar sold its aluminum extrusions business in Canada for a purchase price of approximately $25 million to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital. The purchase price was subject to adjustment based upon the actual working capital of the business at the time of sale. 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  Six Months
                                                 Ended        Ended
                                                June 30      June 30
     (In thousands)                            2009  2008  2009   2008
                                              ----  ----  ----   ----

    Income (loss) from operations before
     income taxes                               $-    $-    $-  $(391)
    Income tax cost (benefit) on operations      -     -     -    (98)
                                               ---   ---   ---    ---
                                                 -     -     -   (293)
                                               ---   ---   ---   ----
    Loss associated with asset impairments
     and disposal activities                     -  (207)    - (1,337)
    Income tax cost (benefit) on asset
     impairments and costs associated with
     disposal activities                         -     -     -   (700)
                                               ---   ---   ---   ----
                                                 -  (207)    -   (637)
                                               ---  ----   ---   ----
    Income (loss) from discontinued
     operations                                 $- $(207)   $-  $(930)
                                               --- -----   ---  -----

(g) Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended June 30, 2009, 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-downs and write-ups, 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.

    (h) Net debt (cash) is calculated as follows (in millions):

        Debt                                                      $1.6
        Less:  Cash and cash equivalents                         (58.7)
                                                                 -----
        Net debt (cash)                                         $(57.1)
                                                                ------

Net debt or cash is not intended to represent debt or cash as defined by GAAP. Net debt or cash 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 or cash 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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