Butler National Makes Strategic Acquisition of Kings Avionics to Expand Capabilities In Key Market Segments

Oct 28, 2010, 10:40 ET from Butler National Corporation

OLATHE, Kan., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Butler National Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: BUKS), a leading manufacturer and provider of support systems for "Classic" commercial and military aircraft and a recognized provider of professional management services in the gaming industry, announces strategies for growth and cross-selling following the recent acquisition of Kings Avionics. Annual sales for Kings Avionics were reported at $2.1 million with a backlog of approximately $1.0 million.

Clark D. Stewart, President and CEO, stated, "The acquisition of Kings Avionics provides Butler with a greater presence in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market to better support our special mission and classic aviation customers.  Butler has been growing this strategically important business segment."

Kings Avionics services aircraft ranging from single-engine piston airplanes to business jets. The acquisition expands the existing Butler National business to include a complete avionics capability offering comprehensive trouble-shooting, systems integration, avionics repairs, avionics installations, and instrument repair and overhaul.

Stewart commented, "Butler and our subsidiary Avcon have worked with Kings Avionics for a number of years to complete avionics installations, repairs and troubleshooting.  Many of our customers require avionics upgrades when completing special mission and performance modifications. The Kings acquisition expands Butler/Avcon capabilities to provide these services to our customers as a dealer for most related manufacturers and the ability to offer on-site repair and overhaul of radios, radars, autopilots and instruments."

"This acquisition provides synergies in support of our JET autopilot product line.  Butler National and Kings Avionics combine to bring our customers 'one-stop' shopping.  This is a true competitive advantage and one we are intent on maximizing."

Our Business:

Butler National Corporation operates in the Aerospace and Services business segments.  The Aerospace segment focuses on the manufacturing of support systems for "Classic" commercial and military aircraft including the Butler National TSD for the Boeing 737 and 747 Classic aircraft, switching equipment for Boeing McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, weapon control systems for Boeing Helicopter and performance enhancement structural modifications for Learjet, Cessna, Dassault and Beechcraft business aircraft.  Services include electronic monitoring of water pumping stations, temporary employee services, gaming services and administrative management services.

Forward-Looking Information:

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