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Valspar Reports Fiscal 2013 First-Quarter Results

MINNEAPOLIS - February 12, 2013 - The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) today reported its results for the first-quarter ended January 25, 2013. First-quarter sales totaled $875.2 million compared to $885.6 million in the first quarter of 2012. First-quarter net income per share was $0.60 in 2013 compared to adjusted net income per share of $0.62 in 2012, which excludes a $0.04 per share restructuring charge. Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $55.0 million. Net income for the first quarter of 2012 was $55.8 million and reported earnings per share were $0.58.

"Although we made substantial progress this quarter on a number of key initiatives, international markets were weaker than anticipated," said Gary E. Hendrickson, chairman and chief executive officer. "We continued to invest in our long term opportunities and remain confident we will achieve our new business plans for the full year. However, weak demand in certain international markets is expected to continue and thus we are adjusting our full-year guidance to $3.60 to $3.80 to reflect these market conditions."

Hendrickson and Lori A. Walker, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will conduct a conference call for investors at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time) today. The call can be heard live over the Internet by visiting the Investor Relations section of Valspar's website at Those unable to participate during the live broadcast can access an archive of the call on the Valspar website. A taped delay of the call will also be available from 12:30 p.m. Central Time, Tuesday, Feb. 12th through midnight, Tuesday, Feb. 26th by dialing +1 800-475-6701 from within the U.S. or +1 (320) 365-3844 from outside of the U.S., using access code 280279.

2013 Q1 Balance Sheet
2013 Q1 Key Data

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