Manitex International, Inc. Announces Planned Divestiture of Sabre Unit

Transaction Expected in 2020

BRIDGEVIEW, IL / ACCESSWIRE / March 5, 2020 / Manitex International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTX), a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, today announced that the Board of Directors has approved the divestiture of Sabre Equipment, a non-core specialized industrial tank/container business that was acquired in 2013.

Steve Filipov, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “As part of the strategic review of our product portfolio, we have determined that the divestiture of Sabre aligns with our longer-term vision for Manitex International. The transaction will allow us to increase focus on our core higher-margin businesses, enhance shareholder value, and will be accretive to Adjusted EBITDA and Earnings Per Share in 2020. We appreciate the dedication of the team and Sabre’s employees for their contributions to our company in the past decade.”

The company will classify the Sabre unit as “Held for Sale” beginning with First Quarter 2020 financial report and does not expect to record any material charges in future quarters for the divestiture. Proceeds from any future transaction are expected to be used for debt repayment. Manitex Sabre had TTM sales of approximately $10 million.

About Manitex International, Inc.

Manitex International, Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of highly engineered mobile cranes (truck mounted straightmast and knuckle boom cranes, industrial cranes, rough terrain cranes and railroad cranes), truck mounted aerial work platforms and specialized industrial equipment. Our products, which are manufactured in facilities located in the USA and Europe, are targeted to selected niche markets where their unique designs and engineering excellence fill the needs of our customers and provide a competitive advantage. We have consistently added to our portfolio of branded products and equipment both through internal development and focused acquisitions to diversify and expand our sales and profit base while remaining committed to our niche market strategy. Our brands include Manitex, PM, Oil & Steel, Badger, Sabre, and Valla.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Manitex International, Inc.
Steve Filipov 
Chief Executive Officer 
(708) 237-2054 

Darrow Associates, Inc.
Peter Seltzberg, Managing Director
Investor Relations
(516) 419-9915

SOURCE: Manitex International, Inc.

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