L.B. Foster Completes Tender Offer for Portec Rail Products and Commences Subsequent Offering Period

PITTSBURGH — L.B. Foster Co. announced that the United States District Court for the District of Columbia signed the Hold Separate Stipulation and Order and that L.B. Foster’s direct wholly-owned subsidiary, Foster Thomas Co., has completed its cash tender offer for Portec Rail Products Inc.

The tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Portec expired at 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 15. As of that time, the depositary for the offer advised that approximately 7.63 million shares, representing approximately 79.46 percent of Portec’s outstanding shares, were validly tendered and not withdrawn in the offer. Foster Thomas Co. has accepted for payment all validly tendered shares.

Foster Thomas Company is providing a subsequent offering period, which will expire at 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 21, unless the subsequent offering period is further extended. During this subsequent offering period, Portec stockholders who did not previously tender their shares of common stock in the offer may do so and will promptly receive the same $11.80 per share as was paid during the initial offering period.