Patrick Industries, Inc. Appoints Michael Kitson to its Board of Directors

ELKHART, Ind., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK), a major manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets, announced today the appointment of Michael A. Kitson to its Board of Directors (the "Board"). 

Mr. Kitson, 54, is the Chief Executive Officer of Nautic Global Group, a major manufacturer of recreational boats.  Prior to being named CEO in March 2011, Mr. Kitson was the CFO of Nautic from August 2010 to March 2011, the President and CEO of Utilimaster Corporation from 2007 to 2010, and Utilimaster's CFO from 1999 to 2007.

"We are pleased to welcome Mike to our Board, and are confident that his leadership, experience, passion, and enthusiasm will be an asset to Patrick as we execute on our strategic plan and continue to focus on increasing shareholder value," said Todd Cleveland, President and Chief Executive Officer.    

About Patrick Industries 

Patrick Industries, Inc. (www.patrickind.com) is a major manufacturer of component products and distributor of building products serving the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, kitchen cabinet, household furniture, fixtures and commercial furnishings, marine, and other industrial markets and operates coast-to-coast through locations in 11 states.  Patrick's major manufactured products include decorative vinyl and paper laminated panels, countertops, wrapped profile mouldings, slide out trim and fascia, cabinet doors and components, hardwood furniture, interior passage doors, exterior graphics, and slotwall panels and components.  The Company also distributes drywall and drywall finishing products, electronics, wiring, electrical and plumbing products, cement siding, interior passage doors, roofing products, laminate and ceramic flooring, shower doors, furniture, fireplaces and surrounds, interior and exterior lighting products, and other miscellaneous products.

Forward-Looking Statements 

This press release contains certain statements related to future results, or states our intentions, beliefs and expectations or predictions for the future, which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from either historical or anticipated results depending on a variety of factors.  Potential factors that could impact results include: the impact of any economic downturns especially in the residential housing market, pricing pressures due to competition, costs and availability of raw materials, availability of commercial credit, availability of retail and wholesale financing for residential and manufactured homes, availability and costs of labor, inventory levels of retailers and manufacturers, levels of repossessed residential and manufactured homes, the financial condition of our customers, retention and concentration of significant customers, the ability to generate cash flow or obtain financing to fund growth, future growth rates in the Company's core businesses, the ability to effectively manage the costs and the implementation of the new enterprise resource management system, the successful integration of recent acquisitions, stock price fluctuations, interest rates, oil and gasoline prices, the outcome of litigation, adverse weather conditions impacting retail sales, and our ability to remain in compliance with our credit agreement covenants.  In addition, national and regional economic conditions and consumer confidence may affect the retail sale of recreational vehicles and residential and manufactured homes.  The Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements, except as required by law.  Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties and factors is contained in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and in the Company's Form 10-Qs for subsequent quarterly periods, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

SOURCE Patrick Industries, Inc.



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