BELLEVUE, Wash., October 10, 2007 — Esterline Technologies Corporation (NYSE/ESL www.esterline.com), a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace/defense markets, announced today that it has agreed to sell 3,450,000 shares of its common stock at an initial public offering price of $55.00 per share in an underwritten public offering. Net proceeds from the offering are expected to be used to repay outstanding debt under credit facilities and for general corporate purposes. The sale will be made under Esterline's effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The sole underwriter for the offering is Jefferies & Company, Inc.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
A copy of the final prospectus supplement relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from Jefferies & Company, Inc., Equity Capital Markets, 520 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022: 1-888-449-2342.
Esterline is a leading world-wide supplier to the aerospace and defense industry specializing in three core areas: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials.
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