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Universal Stainless Announces Favorable Amendment of Credit Agreement

Oct 23, 2017

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa., Oct. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.(Nasdaq:USAP) announced today that it has obtained a favorable amendment to its current Credit Agreement that immediately lowers the Company’s interest rates on its senior bank borrowing by 75 basis points along with further improving its liquidity and flexibility. There have been no changes to the financial covenants, and the Company remains in compliance with all covenants.

Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Oates commented: “We appreciate the further support provided to us by both PNC Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in amending our ABL credit facility to reduce our go-forward interest rate, which will save Universal approximately $430,000 per annum at current borrowing levels.”

About Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., headquartered in Bridgeville, PA, manufactures and markets semi-finished and finished specialty steels, including stainless steel, nickel alloys, tool steel and certain other alloyed steels. The Company's products are used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, power generation, oil and gas, and heavy equipment manufacturing. Established in 1994, the Company, with its experience, technical expertise, and dedicated workforce, stands committed to providing the best quality, delivery, and service possible. More information is available at www.univstainless.com.

Forward-Looking Information Safe Harbor

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, among others, the concentrated nature of the Company’s customer base to date and the Company’s dependence on its significant customers; the receipt, pricing and timing of future customer orders; changes in product mix; the limited number of raw material and energy suppliers and significant fluctuations that may occur in raw material and energy prices; risks related to property, plant and equipment, including the Company’s reliance on the continuing operation of critical manufacturing equipment; risks associated with labor matters; the Company’s ongoing requirement for continued compliance with laws and regulations, including applicable safety and environmental regulations; the ultimate outcome of the Company’s current and future litigation and matters; risks related to acquisitions that the Company may make; and the impact of various economic, credit and market risk uncertainties. Many of these factors are not within the Company’s control and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance suggested herein.  Any unfavorable change in the foregoing or other factors could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations.  Further, the Company operates in an industry sector where securities values may be volatile and may be influenced by economic and other factors beyond the Company’s control.  Certain of these risks and other risks are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the last 12 months, copies of which are available from the SEC or may be obtained upon request from the Company

CONTACTS:

Dennis M. Oates
Chairman, President and CEO
(412) 257-7609

Ross C. Wilkin           
VP Finance, CFO and Treasurer 
(412) 257-7662          

June Filingeri  
President Comm-Partners LLC
(203) 972-0186

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