HEICO Acquires Innovative Composites Manufacturer

Flight Support Group Acquires Carbon by Design of Oceanside, California

MIAMI & OCEANSIDE, Calif.--()--HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI.A and HEI) today announced that its Flight Support Group has acquired 100% of Carbon by Design, a rapidly growing manufacturer of composite components for UAVs, rockets, spacecraft and other specialized applications. The purchase price and financial details were not disclosed.

HEICO stated that it expects the acquisition to be accretive to its earnings within the first year following the acquisition.

Carbon by Design is led by Dominick Consalvi, who co-founded the company in 2003. The company engineers and manufactures hard-to-design and produce complex carbon composites for commercial launch vehicles and spacecraft, as well as multiple UAV manufacturers. Mr. Consalvi will continue to head Carbon by Design, which will join HEICO’s Specialty Products Group, a leader in composites for commercial aviation and defense applications. Carbon by Design’s 75 team members and the entire management team is expected to remain with the company in their existing roles. HEICO stated that it does not expect any employee turnover to result from the acquisition.

Laurans A. Mendelson, HEICO’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric A. Mendelson, HEICO’s Co-President, jointly commented, “Carbon by Design continues our expansion in proprietary composites solutions for extremely demanding technical requirements. Dominick has differentiated Carbon by Design with creative and cutting-edge high-tech processes, and broadens our offering to the commercial aviation market, and the growing space launch, satellite and UAV markets. We welcome the entire Carbon by Design team.”

Dominick Consalvi states “I am proud of the innovative solutions developed at Carbon by Design and look forward to sharing technologies and gaining operational depth within the HEICO family.”

HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in the design, production, servicing and distribution of products and services to certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries through its Hollywood, Florida-based Flight Support Group and its Miami, Florida-based Electronic Technologies Group. HEICO’s customers include a majority of the world’s airlines and overhaul shops, as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide, in addition to medical, telecommunications and electronics equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit our website at http://www.heico.com.

Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties and contingencies. HEICO's actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by those forward-looking statements as a result of factors including: lower demand for commercial air travel or airline fleet changes or airline purchasing decisions, which could cause lower demand for our goods and services; product specification costs and requirements, which could cause an increase to our costs to complete contracts; governmental and regulatory demands, export policies and restrictions, reductions in defense, space or homeland security spending by U.S. and/or foreign customers or competition from existing and new competitors, which could reduce our sales; our ability to introduce new products and services at profitable pricing levels, which could reduce our sales or sales growth; product development or manufacturing difficulties, which could increase our product development costs and delay sales; our ability to make acquisitions and achieve operating synergies from acquired businesses; customer credit risk; interest, foreign currency exchange and income tax rates; economic conditions within and outside of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries, which could negatively impact our costs and revenues; and defense budget cuts, which could reduce our defense-related revenue. Parties receiving this material are encouraged to review all of HEICO's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to filings on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable law.

Contacts

HEICO Corporation
Eric A. Mendelson, 305-374-1745
or
Carlos L. Macau Jr., 954-987-4000

Contacts

HEICO Corporation
Eric A. Mendelson, 305-374-1745
or
Carlos L. Macau Jr., 954-987-4000