UPDATE 1-AM Castle extends supply contract with Lockheed Martin

April 21 Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:21pm EDT

April 21 (Reuters) - Specialty metals and plastics distribution company A.M. Castle & Co (CAS.N) said it agreed to a six-year supply contract extension with Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.

A.M. Castle expects the total potential value of the contract extension to exceed $300 million, it said in a statement.

The company will now supply aluminum plates, cut-to-size aluminum plate products and processing and collaborative supply chain management services to Lockheed through 2016.

Shares of A.M. Castle closed at $17.90 Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Antonita Madonna Devotta in Bangalore; Editing by Ratul Ray Chaudhuri)

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