Altra Industrial Motion
Jul 26, 2007

Altra Holdings Announces Record Results for the Second Quarter 2007

QUINCY, Mass., Jul 26, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) --

Altra Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:AIMC), a leading global supplier of clutch brakes, couplings, gearing, belted drives and power transmission components, announced record net sales of $163.1 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007 compared to $119.8 million in the second quarter of 2006, an increase of 36.1%. Operating income for the second quarter of 2007 increased 37.0% to $16.3 million from $11.9 million in the second quarter of 2006. Recurring diluted earnings per share increased 24.0%, or $0.06 per share, to $0.31 in the second quarter of 2007 from $0.25 in the second quarter of 2006. Revenue performance was driven by new product initiatives, continued strength in key late cycle markets, defense applications, global clutch brake sales, and by the Company's recent acquisition of TB Wood's. Operating results were spurred by cost savings from the Altra Business System, low cost country sourcing, and the synergies generated from the Hay Hall and TB Wood's acquisitions.

Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2007 increased 26.1% to $295.8 million from $234.6 million for the first six months of 2006. Gross profit as a percentage of sales for the first half of 2007 increased 40 basis points to 27.7% from 27.3% in the first half of 2006. SG&A expenses as a percentage of sales decreased 50 basis points from 17.2% for the first six months of 2006 to 16.7% for the first six months of 2007. Operating profit for the six months of 2007 increased 31.9% to $31.4 million from $23.8 million in the first six months of 2006.

Michael L. Hurt, Chairman and CEO said, "We are pleased to report another quarter of record financial results. Our organic sales growth of 9.6% in the second quarter exceeded our business plan and was driven by continued focus on our top line growth initiatives. New products sales and global target market results were major contributors to our strong organic revenue growth. Our earnings growth was the result of continuous operational improvements; coupled with ongoing successful integration of the Hay Hall and TB Wood's acquisitions. Also, our very successful follow-on stock offering completed this quarter strengthened the balance sheet and increased the float of our stock which benefits current and future investors in Altra."



                             Altra Holdings, Inc.

                                 (Unaudited)          (Unaudited)
                            --------------------  --------------------
 Statement of
  Operations Data:              Quarter Ended      Year to Date Ended
 In Thousands of Dollars,
  except per share amounts   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,
                               2007       2006       2007       2006
                            ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

 Net sales                  $163,142   $119,774   $295,848   $234,558
 Cost of sales               119,369     87,501    214,027    170,431
                            ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
 Gross profit                 43,773     32,273     81,821     64,127
 Selling, general &
  administrative
  expenses                    27,267     20,382     49,388     40,313
 Restructuring
  charges                        198         --        991         --
                            ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
 Operating income             16,308     11,891     31,442     23,814
 Interest expense, net        10,692      6,374     19,840     12,815
 Other expense
  (income), net                  123         72         76        (87)
                            ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
 Income before taxes           5,493      5,445     11,526     11,086
 Income taxes                  2,045      1,749      4,310      4,186
                            ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
 Net income                 $  3,448   $  3,696   $  7,216   $  6,900
                            =========  =========  =========  =========

 Net Income per share:
 Basic                      $   0.15  $   11.13   $   0.33   $  24.21
 Diluted                    $   0.15  $    0.19   $   0.31   $   0.36

 Weighted Average
  common shares
  outstanding

 Basic                        22,250        332     22,066        285
 Diluted                      23,268     19,413     23,075     19,350


 Balance Sheet Data:             (Unaudited)
 In Thousands of Dollars     June 30,   June 30,
                               2007       2006
                            ---------  ---------

 Assets:
  Cash and cash
   equivalents              $ 34,376    $ 5,573
  Trade Receivables, net      92,706     64,653
  Inventories, net           104,287     73,191
  Property, plant and
   equipment, net            116,380     80,978

 Liabilities:
 Current liabilities        $ 80,761   $ 71,888
 Long-term debt             $321,341   $226,588

 Stockholders' equity       $137,322   $ 33,473

 Other Financial Data:
 Depreciation &
  amortization              $ 6,067   $ 3,801   $10,532   $ 6,746
 Non cash inventory
  step up costs             $ 2,782   $ 1,294   $ 2,782   $ 2,278
 Capital expenditures       $ 3,215   $ 2,865   $ 4,249   $ 4,110

The company will conduct an investor conference call on Friday, July 27, 2007 at 11:00 AM EDT to discuss its second quarter and first six months financial results. The public is invited to listen to the conference call by dialing 800-909-5202 domestically or 758-830-7975 for international access and asking to participate in Conference ID# ALTRA. Also, the company has posted slides including its reconciliation to recurring net income on its web site www.altramotion.com in the Investor Relations section under the Events & Presentations tab to help the participants better follow the discussions. A replay of the recorded conference call will be available from July 27, 2007 until August 3, 2007. To listen to the replay, dial 888-225-1656 domestically or 402-220-4975 for international access and ask to participate in the Conference ID# ALTRA.

Altra Holdings, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Altra Industrial Motion, Inc., is a leading multi-national designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of mechanical power transmission products. The company brings together strong brands covering over 40 product lines with production facilities in nine countries and sales coverage in over 70 countries. Our leading brands include Boston Gear, Warner Electric, TB Wood's, Formsprag Clutch, Ameridrives Couplings, Industrial Clutch, Kilian Manufacturing, Marland Clutch, Nuttall Gear, Stieber Clutch, Wichita Clutch, Twiflex Limited, Bibby Transmissions, Matrix International, Inertia Dynamics, Huco Dynatork and Warner Linear.

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This press release includes statements which are forward looking within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements may include or imply projections of future performance that are based upon the company's expectations or assumptions. These expectations and assumptions, as well as the company's future performance, are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from projected results are described from time to time in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission reports and other filings, including but not limited to the risks described in the Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed on June 4, 2007. Altra Holdings, Inc. is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. AIMC-E

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SOURCE: Altra Holdings, Inc.

Altra Holdings, Inc.
         David Wall, Chief Financial Officer
         (617) 689-6380
         david.wall@altramotion.com

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