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Empire Industries Reports Second Quarter Profit of $1.6 million

August 25, 2014



WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Aug. 25, 2014) - Empire Industries Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:EIL) today reported its unaudited consolidated financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. The unaudited consolidated financial statements and MD&A have been filed on SEDAR and can be viewed at www.sedar.com or at www.empind.com.

Summary of Second Quarter 2014 results

-- Revenues increased by $6.5 million, or 23% (to $34.9 million from $28.4 million in second quarter 2013) -- Adjusted EBITDA remained constant at $1.5 million -- Net Income increased by $0.6 million (to $1.6 million from 1.0 million in second quarter 2013. -- Net Income per share remained constant at $0.005 per share -- Contract Backlog remains strong at $104 million, down from $123 million at of the Group's first quarter report due to project execution; For the quarter and six month periods ended June 30 ($ millions except share price and per share amounts) Q2 2014 Q2 2013 YTD 2014 YTD 2013 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Financial Results Revenue 34.9 28.4 68.5 52.2 Adjusted EBITDA ($)(1) 1.5 1.5 3.9 3.0 Adjusted EBIT ($)(1) 1.2 1.3 3.2 2.6 Net income from all operations 1.6 1.0 2.9 2.1 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Financial Position (at June 30) Total assets 59.6 35.0 59.6 35.0 Long-term debt (including current portion) 3.3 1.6 3.3 1.6 Shareholders' equity 18.3 9.3 18.3 9.3 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Per Share Information Income per share (Basic) 0.005 0.005 0.010 0.010 Income per share (Diluted) 0.005 0.005 0.010 0.010 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (1) Adjusted earnings (loss) before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) is not defined by IFRS. The definition of Adjusted EBITDA does not take into account the Group's share of profit of an associate investment, gains and losses on the disposal of assets, fair value changes in foreign currency forward contracts and non-cash components of stock based compensation. Adjusted EBIT is the result of the Group's Adjusted EBITDA less depreciation and amortization expenses. While not IFRS measures, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBIT are used by management, creditors, analysts, investors and other financial stakeholders to assess the Group's performance and management from a financial and operational perspective.



"Our sales activity in the second quarter was busier than ever which is expected to bode well for future periods," said Guy Nelson, Chief Executive Officer of Empire Industries Ltd. "Our production in all three business segments was also busy in the second quarter with the profit really strengthening in the steel fabrication segment."

About Empire Industries Ltd.

Empire Industries Ltd. manufactures specialized engineered products and sells these products domestically and in select international export markets. The company has developed, designed and engineered products for the rapidly growing, global, media based attractions market. The company also provides steel fabrication & installation services, primarily to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure market in Western Canada. The company also has two key strategic equity partnerships; a 49% ownership of ACE Industrial Services that operates in the oil sands industrial maintenance services market, and a 45% ownership of a Chinese joint venture company in the steel fabrication market in Asia. Empire's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EIL.

For more information about the Company, visit www.empind.com.

Reader Advisory

This news release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, concerning Empire's business and affairs. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". These forward looking statements are based on current expectations, and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results to differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date of this press release, and Empire assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Empire Industries Ltd.Guy Nelson Chief Executive Officer (416) 366-7977 gnelson@empind.comEmpire Industries Ltd.Allan Francis Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Administration (204) 589-9301 afrancis@empind.comwww.empind.com Source: Empire Industries Ltd.


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