Sparton Acquires Delphi Medical Assets

SCHAUMBURG, IL /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Sparton Corp., a supplier of complex and reliable electronic and electro-mechanical products, sub-assemblies, and related services to the highly regulated medical, defense and security, and aerospace markets, announces that on August 6, 2010, its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton Medical Systems Colorado LLC, completed its previously announced acquisition of certain assets related to the contract manufacturing business of Delphi Medical Systems LLC. The all-cash transaction is valued at approximately $8 million.

The acquisition of certain assets of Delphi Medical, located near Denver, CO, provides Sparton with immediate entry into the therapeutic device market, and is expected to add $32 million in projected annual revenue from a new and diversified customer base. Delphi Medical primarily manufactures OEM medical devices, including blood separation equipment, spinal surgery products, and 3D eye-mapping devices. The company also provides engineering and manufacturing support to a market-leading environmental sensor company, whose markets include meteorology, weather-critical operations, and controlled-environment applications.

Cary Wood, President and CEO of Sparton stated, "This acquisition marks our company's developmental shift from preservation and turnaround mode to a focus on strategic growth. In selecting Delphi Medical, we identified synergistic operational opportunities across all of Sparton's existing business units, and we believe this is an appropriate inaugural acquisition as we implement our growth strategy.

"The addition of this business meets the criteria of our growth strategy by providing expansion into the therapeutic device market, diversifying our customer base and expanding our geographic reach into the western United States. We expect the integration of Delphi Medical's operations will also strengthen our business development efforts, adding West Coast coverage and bringing existing manufacturing representative agreements.

"Sparton has worked hard during the last year and a half to embrace operational and financial improvements, focused on Sparton's return to profitability. We look forward to the timely integration of Delphi Medical and expect this new addition to provide increased shareholder value," Mr. Wood concluded.

About Sparton
Sparton Corp., now in its 110th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices, with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, and field service. The primary markets served are in the medical device, defense and security systems, and electronic manufacturing services industries. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has five manufacturing locations worldwide.

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