Ferro Schedules Conference Call for 2012 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:04pm EST

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CLEVELAND--(Business Wire)--
Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE) announced today that it will conduct a conference
call on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss financial
results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012, and provide a
current view of 2013 business conditions. Participants from Ferro will include
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Thomas, Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Rutherford, and Treasurer and Director of Investor
Relations John Bingle. 

If you wish to listen to the conference call, dial 800-734-8582 (toll free) if
calling from the United States or Canada, or dial 212-231-2901 if calling from
outside North America. Please dial into the call approximately 10 minutes before
the call is planned to begin. A live Webcast will also be available by clicking
on the Investor Information link at the top of Ferro`s Web site at

A replay of the call will be available from noon Eastern Time on March 5, 2013,
until noon Eastern Time on March 12. To access the replay, dial 800-633-8284
(toll-free) if calling from the United States or Canada, or dial 402-977-9140 if
calling from outside North America. Use the program ID # 21650229 to access the
audio replay. The Webcast replay will also be available by clicking on the
Investor Information link on the Ferro corporate Web site at
http://www.ferro.com, beginning at approximately noon Eastern Time on March 5. 

About Ferro Corporation

Ferro Corporation (http://www.ferro.com) is a leading global supplier of
technology-based performance materials for manufacturers. Ferro materials
enhance the performance of products in a variety of end markets, including
building and construction, automotive, appliances, electronics, household
furnishings, pharmaceuticals, and industrial products. 

Headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, the Company has approximately 4,950
employees globally and reported 2011 sales of $2.2 billion. 

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of Federal securities laws. These statements are
subject to a variety of uncertainties, unknown risks and other factors
concerning the Company`s operations and business environment. Important factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by
these forward-looking statements and that could adversely affect the Company`s
future financial performance include the following:

* demand in the industries into which Ferro sells its products may be
unpredictable, cyclical or heavily influenced by consumer spending; 
* restrictive covenants in the Company`s credit facilities could affect its
strategic initiatives and liquidity; 
* Ferro`s ability to access capital markets, borrowings, or financial
* the effectiveness of the Company`s efforts to improve operating margins
through sales growth, price increases, productivity gains, and improved
purchasing techniques; 
* Ferro`s ability to successfully implement and/or administer its restructuring
programs and produce the desired results, including projected savings; 
* implementation of new business processes and information systems; 
* the availability of reliable sources of energy and raw materials at a
reasonable cost; 
* currency conversion rates and economic, social, regulatory, and political
conditions around the world; 
* Ferro`s presence in certain geographic regions, including Latin America and
Asia-Pacific, where it can be difficult to compete lawfully; 
* increasingly aggressive domestic and foreign governmental regulations on
hazardous materials and regulations affecting health, safety and the
* Ferro`s ability to successfully introduce new products; 
* sale of products into highly regulated industries; 
* limited or no redundancy for certain of the Company`s manufacturing facilities
and possible interruption of operations at those facilities; 
* Ferro`s ability to complete future acquisitions or successfully integrate
future acquisitions; 
* the impact of the Company`s performance on its ability to utilize significant
deferred tax assets; 
* competitive factors, including intense price competition; 
* Ferro`s ability to protect its intellectual property or to successfully
resolve claims of infringement brought against the Company; 
* the impact of operating hazards and investments made in order to meet
stringent environmental, health and safety regulations; 
* stringent labor and employment laws and relationships with the Company`s
* the impact of requirements to fund employee benefit costs, especially
post-retirement costs; 
* the impact of interruption, damage to, failure, or compromise of the Company`s
information systems; 
* manufacture and sale of products into the pharmaceutical industry; 
* exposure to lawsuits in the normal course of business; 
* risks and uncertainties associated with intangible assets, including the final
amount of impairment and other charges described in this press release; 
* Ferro`s borrowing costs could be affected adversely by interest rate
* liens on the Company`s assets by its lenders affect its ability to dispose of
property and businesses; 
* Ferro may not pay dividends on its common stock in the foreseeable future; and

* other factors affecting the Company`s business that are beyond its control,
including disasters, accidents, and governmental actions.

The risks and uncertainties identified above are not the only risks the Company
faces. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to the Company or
that it currently believes to be immaterial also may adversely affect the
Company. Should any known or unknown risks and uncertainties develop into actual
events, these developments could have material adverse effects on Ferro`s
business, financial condition and results of operations. 

This release contains time-sensitive information that reflects management`s best
analysis only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake any
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to
reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise after the date of
this release. Additional information regarding these risks can be found in the
Ferro Corporation Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31,

Ferro Corporation
Investor Contact:
John Bingle, 216-875-5411
Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations
E-mail: john.bingle@ferro.com
Media Contact:
Mary Abood, 216-875-5401
Director, Corporate Communications
E-mail: mary.abood@ferro.com

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