Stoneridge Announces Completion of Cash Tender Offer

Oct 19, 2010, 13:57 ET from Stoneridge, Inc.

WARREN, Ohio, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE: SRI) today announced that it has completed its previously announced cash tender offer for its outstanding 11-1/2% Senior Notes due 2012 (the "Notes") and has accepted for purchase all of the $154,000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes tendered on or after the early acceptance date of October 4, 2010.  Payment for the Notes purchased will be made today.  As announced on October 4, 2010, Stoneridge earlier purchased $109,733,000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes pursuant to the tender offer.  Combined, Stoneridge has purchased a total of $109,887,000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes pursuant to the tender offer.

The tender offer was made pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement, dated as of September 20, 2010, and the related Letter of Transmittal and Consent. The tender offer expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on October 18, 2010.

As previously announced, Stoneridge will redeem for cash any and all of its outstanding 11-1/2% Notes on November 4, 2010.

About Stoneridge, Inc.

Stoneridge, Inc., headquartered in Warren, Ohio, is an independent designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components, modules, and systems principally for the medium- and heavy-duty truck, automotive, and agricultural and off-highway vehicle markets.

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