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About Aldila

Aldila Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc.  Aldila Inc. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of carbon fiber shafts.  Aldila is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of carbon-based composite products and materials used in various end markets. Aldila’s competencies are the development of carbon-based composites and the implementation of manufacturing processes that support the commercialization of these composites. Aldila is a vertically integrated supplier of composites across three primary end markets: carbon-based pre-impregnated composite fibers, graphite golf shafts and archery products.

For more information on the Aldila RIP® Series, VooDooVS Proto™, and NV® shafts, visit Aldila’s Web site www.aldila.com. Follow what’s new on www.Facebook.com/AldilaGolf.

About MRA

Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. MRA’s business is centered around MMA (methyl methacrylate) and AN (acrylonitrile) business complexes as basic raw materials and finished products. For more information, visit http://www.mrany.com.

About MRC

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation.  MRC’s business is centered around chemical and plastics, fibers, carbon fibers and composite materials, and aqua businesses.  For more information, visithttp://www.mrc.co.jp

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Mike Leonard
Communications Director
Golf Marketing Services
407-347-7244
mike@golfmarketinginc.com

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Aldila’s Tour Blue shaft used to win Memorial Tournament

Using Aldila’s new Tour Blue shaft in his 3 Wood and hybrid club, the winner of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance notched his second victory of the season and sixth of his PGA career. With the victory he jumped to 4th in the Official World Golf Ranking and 2nd in the FedEx Cup standings.

“The Aldila Tour Blue is moderate stiff tip shaft and very low torque designed for a slightly higher ball flight with low to moderate spin rate,” said Stewart Bahl, Aldila’s Marketing Manager. “The Tour Green is a stiff tip shaft with moderate torque designed for lower/penetrating ball flight producing a lower spin rate. The shaft profiles have a constant taper to provide exceptional feel and a smooth, controlled release. Tour Blue and Tour Green shafts are made with the latest generation of Aldila’s Micro Laminate materials (MLT). The ultra thin, ultra strong material allows for the construction of a shaft with outstanding performance and unparalleled consistency.”

The Tour Blue shaft was also instrumental for the Most Accurate Driver on the PGA and Web.com Tours. Both players play Aldila’s Tour Blue shaft in their drivers. At the Memorial Tournament, the Most Accurate Driver finished first in driving accuracy percentage with an astounding 96.43 percent compared to the Field’s average of 69.54 percent. On the Web.com Tour, the Most Accurate Driver is enjoying an overall season driving accuracy percentage of 79.63 compared to the Tour’s average of 63.46 percent.

 “The Hottest Shafts In Golf” also won the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the Memorial Tournament. With 29 Tour Blue and Tour Green shafts in play, Aldila had 3 more wood shafts and 10 more hybrid shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer, according to the Darrell Survey. The double count win marks the 12th consecutive week that Aldila has won both shaft counts on the PGA Tour including the Masters.

Aldila (www.aldila.com) catapults power to an unprecedented level. High performance technology harnessed and perfected from a special blend of materials, design and expertise. They are continually on the leading edge of the golf world through their relentless pursuit of the next best innovation. They do the experimenting so you don’t have to. Pushing success to the edge and redefining how power should feel. Are you playing Aldila, or just graphite?

Aldila's Tour Irons Help Lift Colonial Plaza Invitational Champ To Victory

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Aldila's Tour Irons With RIP Technology™ Help Lift Colonial Plaza Invitational Champ To Victory
Tour Blue & Tour Green helps Aldila win wood, hybrid shaft manufacturer counts for 11th consecutive week on tour
POWAY, Calif. - Using Aldila's new low-torque Tour Iron shafts with RIP Technology™ in his 4-9 iron and pitching wedge as well as Aldila's RIP Beta shaft in his 3 wood, the winner of the Colonial Plaza Invitational picked up his 3rd career PGA Tour victory winning by one stroke. He hit 71.4 percent of his fairways and 75 percent of his greens, which ranked him inside the top 10 in the field for both categories. He finished with a 14-under 266 (67-67-66-66) and captured his fourth top-10 finish of the season.

"Aldila engineers have combined exclusive carbon fiber materials and resins with RIP (Reverse Interlaminar Placement) Technology™ to create the Tour Iron shafts," said Stewart Bahl, Aldila's Marketing Manager. "Incorporating exclusive manufacturing technology acquired from Aldila's composite arrow making company, Aldila's engineers were able to make an iron shaft that is straighter and more consistent than any other iron shaft, steel or graphite. The Tour Iron shaft's proprietary materials make them lower in torque," said Bahl. "At the end of the day, we feel that this is the product that will finally give the player a better performing shaft than steel."

With 29 new Tour Green and Tour Blue shafts in play, Aldila won the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Aldila had 8 more wood shafts and 7 more hybrid shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer, according to the Darrell Survey. The double count win marks the 11th consecutive week that Aldila has won both shaft counts on the PGA Tour including the Masters. The Most Accurate Driver at the Crowne also used Aldila's Tour Green shaft in his driver. He finished first in overall driving accuracy with a rating percentage of 78.57.

"The Aldila Tour Green is a stiff tip shaft with moderate torque designed for lower/penetrating ball flight producing a lower spin rate," said Bahl. "The Tour Blue is moderate stiff tip shaft and very low torque designed for a slightly higher ball flight with low to moderate spin rate. The shaft profiles have a constant taper to provide exceptional feel and a smooth, controlled release. Tour Green and Tour Blue shafts are made with the latest generation of Aldila's Micro Laminate materials (MLT). The ultra thin, ultra strong material allows for the construction of a shaft with outstanding performance and unparalleled consistency."

Aldila (www.aldila.com) catapults power to an unprecedented level. High performance technology harnessed and perfected from a special blend of materials, design and expertise. They are continually on the leading edge of the golf world through their relentless pursuit of the next best innovation. They do the experimenting so you don't have to. Pushing success to the edge and redefining how power should feel. Are you playing Aldila, or just graphite?

ABOUT ALDILA
Aldila Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc. Aldila Inc. is one of the world's largest manufacturers of carbon fiber shafts. Aldila is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of carbon-based composite products and materials used in various end markets. Aldila's competencies are the development of carbon-based composites and the implementation of manufacturing processes that support the commercialization of these composites. Aldila is a vertically integrated supplier of composites across three primary end markets: carbon-based pre-impregnated composite fibers, graphite golf shafts and archery products.

For more information on the Aldila RIP® Series, VooDoo, VS Proto™, and NV® shafts, visit Aldila's Web site www.aldila.com. Follow what's new on www.Facebook.com/AldilaGolf.

About MRA
Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. MRA's business is centered around MMA (methyl methacrylate) and AN (acrylonitrile) business complexes as basic raw materials and finished products. For more information, visit http://www.mrany.com.

About MRC
Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation. MRC's business is centered around chemical and plastics, fibers, carbon fibers and composite materials, and aqua businesses. For more information, visit http://www.mrc.co.jp
Contact:
Mike Leonard
Communications Director
Golf Marketing Services
407-347-7244
mike@golfmarketinginc.com

Aldila's New Tour Green Drives to Victory

Using Aldila’s new Tour Green shaft in his Driver and its RIP shaft in his 3 Wood, the winner of the 82° Abierto OSDE del Centro tournament captured his second victory in his only two starts on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica. His victory came on the first playoff hole after hitting a solid drive off the 18th tee. The week prior, the Argentine came up just short of his third major championship title after falling to Adam Scott in a playoff at the Masters. His previous two major titles are the 2009 Masters and 2007 U.S. Open Championship.

Aldila also won the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the RBC Heritage. Aldila had 11 more wood shafts and three more hybrid shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer at the Masters, according to the Darrell Survey. The double count win marked the sixth consecutive week that Aldila has won both the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts on the PGA Tour.

The Tour Green is also being played in the driver and 3 wood of the Most Accurate Driver on the PGA Tour. He leads the Tour with an overall Driving Accuracy Percentage rating of 73.58 percent compared to the Tour’s average of 60.35 percent. He also plays Aldila’s new graphite RIP Iron shafts in all of his iron clubs.

According to Aldila engineers, the Tour Green and Tour Blue is a new shaft design that’s currently undergoing final testing on Tour and will be released later this year. The company’s new graphite irons will afford golfers unrivaled consistency, straightness and low torque with optimum feel when they are released later this summer.

 Aldila (www.aldila.com) catapults power to an unprecedented level. High performance technology harnessed and perfected from a special blend of materials, design and expertise. They are continually on the leading edge of the golf world through their relentless pursuit of the next best innovation. They do the experimenting so you don’t have to. Pushing success to the edge and redefining how power should feel. Are you playing Aldila, or just graphite? 

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ABOUT ALDILA

Aldila Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc.  Aldila Inc. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of carbon fiber shafts.  Aldila is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of carbon-based composite products and materials used in various end markets. Aldila’s competencies are the development of carbon-based composites and the implementation of manufacturing processes that support the commercialization of these composites. Aldila is a vertically integrated supplier of composites across three primary end markets: carbon-based pre-impregnated composite fibers, graphite golf shafts and archery products.

For more information on the Aldila RIP® Series, VooDoo, VS Proto™, and NV® shafts, visit Aldila’s Web site www.aldila.com. Follow what’s new on www.Facebook.com/AldilaGolf.

About MRA

Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. MRA’s business is centered around MMA (methyl methacrylate) and AN (acrylonitrile) business complexes as basic raw materials and finished products. For more information, visit http://www.mrany.com.

About MRC

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation.  MRC’s business is centered around chemical and plastics, fibers, carbon fibers and composite materials, and aqua businesses.  For more information, visit http://www.mrc.co.jp

 

Aldila NV and VS Proto Used to win Shell Houston Open

The winner of the Shell Houston Open picked up his second career PGA Tour victory with the help of Aldila’s NV™ and VS Proto™ shafts in his hybrid clubs. With the win, he earns two more years of eligibility on the PGA Tour, a start at next year’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions and a trip to Augusta for this year’s Masters Tournament.

Both shafts feature Aldila’s Micro Laminate Technology™, which provides the player with unmatched performance and incredible feel.

“Aldila’s NV and VS Proto shafts feature Aldila’s patent-pending Micro Laminate Technology™ that provides the players enhanced power, consistent flex and precise feel,” said Stewart Bahl, Aldila’s Marketing Manager. “The consistent taper and slim profile produces a shaft with consistent performance, flex and feel throughout the length of the shaft while eliminating the dull “boardy” feel of other shafts on the market.”

For the third consecutive week, “The Hottest Shafts In Golf” captured the wood and hybrid shaft counts on the PGA Tour and six of the Top 10 finishers at the Shell Houston Open played Aldila shafts. As more and more players make the switch to Aldila’s new Tour Green and Tour Blue shafts in their drivers and fairway woods, Aldila continues to lead the wood and hybrid shaft counts on the PGA Tour. A total of 35 Tour Blue/Green were in play at the Shell Houston Open. Aldila had 22 more wood shafts and 10 more hybrid shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer at the Shell Houston Open, according to the Darrell Survey.

Aldila (www.aldila.com) catapults power to an unprecedented level. High performance technology harnessed and perfected from a special blend of materials, design and expertise. They are continually on the leading edge of the golf world through their relentless pursuit of the next best innovation. They do the experimenting so you don’t have to. Pushing success to the edge and redefining how power should feel. Are you playing Aldila, or just graphite?

 

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ABOUT ALDILA

Aldila is the world's premier manufacturer of high performance graphite golf shafts, composite prepreg and carbon fiber arrows. Aldila engineers continually advance and redefine golf shaft technology. Since 1972, Aldila has led the graphite shaft industry with more patented technology, manufacturing and process innovation than any other shaft manufacturer. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Aldila was the #1 graphite shaft on Tour with more wood and hybrid shafts in play than the next leading competitor, according to the Darrell Survey. Aldila captured the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at three of the season’s four major championships in 2012. For more information on the RIP Phenom, RIP® Series, VooDoo®, VS Proto™, and NV® shafts, visit Aldila’s Web site www.aldila.com. Follow what’s new on www.Facebook.com/AldilaGolf.

Aldila finishes first and second at Tampa Bay Championship

Both the winner and second place finisher at the Tampa Bay Championship benefitted from the cutting edge technology of Aldila’s graphite shafts. The winner played Aldila’s NV Hybrid featuring the company’s Micro Laminate Technology® and the runnerup Aldila’s RIP shaft featuring its Reverse Interlaminar Placement Technology®. In fact, seven of the Top 10 finishers at the Tampa Bay Championship played Aldila shafts.

The winner came back from 70th place after the opening round to capture his first PGA Tour victory and a check for $990,000.

The second place finisher was also using Aldila’s new graphite RIP iron shafts in his irons. According to Aldila engineers, the company’s new graphite irons will afford players unrivaled consistency, straightness and low torque with superior feel when they are released later this summer.

Aldila also captured the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the Tampa Bay Championship. Aldila had six more wood shafts and nearly double the amount of hybrid shafts in play than the next leading competitor, according to the Darrell Survey.

The Aldila NVfeatures exclusive aerospace materials and incorporates Aldila’s exclusive Micro Laminate Technology that provides the players enhanced power, consistent flex and precise feel. The dampening advantages of the Micro Laminate Technology have eliminated distracting and destructive “shock”. The result is a slim, stable design that maximizes distance, improves accuracy and offers the “perfect feel” for which the NV is famous.

“The RIP employs patent-pending technology and exclusive materials to completely transform shaft design from the inside out,” said John E. Oldenburg, Aldila Vice President, Engineering/Product Development. “Through the use of computer modeling technology and exclusive materials provided by the Aldila Materials Division, Aldila engineers were able to completely rethink golf shaft design and performance. The result is a revolutionary shaft with optimum flex and torque characteristics with incredible feel.”

Aldila’s RIP series features five different shafts to help meet the needs of a variety of players. RIP Alpha, Beta, Gamma, RIP’d NV and RIP Phenom.

Aldila (www.aldila.com) catapults power to an unprecedented level. High performance technology harnessed and perfected from a special blend of materials, design and expertise. They are continually on the leading edge of the golf world through their relentless pursuit of the next best innovation. They do the experimenting so you don’t have to. Pushing success to the edge and redefining how power should feel. Are you playing Aldila, or just graphite?

Aldila Dominates at The Honda Classic

Aldila dominated the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the Honda Classic. Aldila had 22 more wood shafts and more than double the amount of hybrid shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer, according to the Darrell Survey.

Aldila’s shafts were so popular at the Honda Classic, that 4 of the top 5 finishers at were playing Aldila shafts. The company’s leading shaft series RIP was represented well in the Top 5 as well as the new Tour Green shafts.

One of the Most Accurate Drivers at the Honda played Aldila’s RIP Phenom shaft in his driver and its new Tour Blue shaft in his 3 Wood. He finished with an overall driving accuracy percentage of 76.79 percent, which was well ahead of the Field’s average of 63 percent.

The RIP Phenom shafts incorporates Aldila’s Tour proven RIP Technology® (Reverse Interlaminar Placement) with unique composite construction to create a new and innovative shaft flex profile for maximum distance and control – Hyperbolic Flex Technology™.  RIP Technology repositions the materials and patterns to optimize the performance characteristics of the shaft

Aldila’s latest addition to this shaft series it the Phenom NL wood shaft with has a stiffer tip for lower launch with less spin. The unique design of the Phenom NL offers a stiff tip while still maintaining the feel that has made the Phenom the hottest shaft in golf.

The Phenom’s Hyperbolic Flex Technology provides a stiff tip section for optimal launch and spin control, with a very firm butt section for an incredibly stable feel, while the center section of the shaft is softer to provide outstanding kick through impact to maximize ball speed. 

“The RIP Phenom incorporates the same flex, torque and feel properties that have made the original RIP the leading shaft on the PGA Tour, with a flex profile to achieve unparalleled performance and launch characteristics for better players,” said Stewart Bahl, Aldila’s Marketing Manager.

Through the use of computer modeling technology and exclusive carbon fiber materials, Aldila engineers completely turned golf shaft design and performance inside out. RIP Technology provides a shaft design with optimum flex and torque characteristics with increased cross-sectional stability throughout the tip area for greater shot control. 

The Phenom is available in 50, 60, 70 and 80gram designs, with R, S, X, and TX flexes with an MSRP of $199.

Aldila (www.aldila.com) catapults power to an unprecedented level. High performance technology harnessed and perfected from a special blend of materials, design and expertise. They are continually on the leading edge of the golf world through their relentless pursuit of the next best innovation. They do the experimenting so you don’t have to. Pushing success to the edge and redefining how power should feel. Are you playing Aldila, or just graphite?

Northern Trust Open champ captures 1st Tour victory using Aldila’s NV shafts

POWAY, Calif.  – At the Northern Trust Open, Aldila showed why they are still the #1 graphite shaft on the PGA Tour. “The Hottest Shafts In Golf” played an integral role for the winner and Aldila also captured the driver, wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts.

The winner of the Northern Trust Open relied on the unmatched performance and incredible feel of Aldila’s NV shafts in his Driver, 3 Wood and hybrid club en route to his first PGA Tour victory.  He carded an 11-under 273 (68-66-70-69) and eventually won on the second playoff hole. With the victory, he jumped to the fourth spot in the FedEx Cup Standings and earned a check for $1,188,000.

“Aldila’s NV™ features Aldila’s patent-pending Micro Laminate Technology™ that provides the players enhanced power, consistent flex and precise feel,” said Stewart Bahl, Aldila’s Marketing Manager. “The consistent taper and slim profile produces a shaft with consistent performance, flex and feel throughout the length of the shaft while eliminating the dull “boardy” feel of other shafts on the market.”

Led by their hottest shaft series, RIP, Aldila swept the shaft manufacturer counts at the Northern Trust Open. “The Hottest Shafts In Golf” had five more driver shafts, 33 more wood shafts and nearly twice as many hybrid shafts in play than their closest competitor, according to the Darrell Survey. RIP (Reverse Interlaminar Placement) completely transforms shaft design from the inside out providing players with shot control.

Two of Aldila’s latest additions to the NV line is the RIP’d NV and NV 44 Magnum. The RIP’d NV incorporates the best performance attributes from two of Aldila’s most innovative shaft designs -- the ‘perfect feel’ and slim, stable shaft profile of the Aldila NV® and the unprecedented control and accuracy of the Aldila RIP.

The NV® 44 Magnum is the first truly high performance ultra lightweight sub-50 gram shaft design.  Typical ultra light shafts give up strength, flex, torsional stiffness, and overall stability in an effort to chase lighter weight. Aldila engineers have combined exclusive carbon fiber materials and resins with an innovative “Magnum” shaft profile and our exclusive Micro Laminate Technology® to achieve the highest level of performance possible in an ultra lightweight shaft.  By taking advantage of the mechanical benefits provided by it’s unique structural profile, the NV 44 Magnum offers optimum flex and torque characteristics for the better player while still maintaining the incredible feel that made the original NV the best selling shaft in history.

Aldila (www.aldila.com) catapults power to an unprecedented level. High performance technology harnessed and perfected from a special blend of materials, design and expertise. They are continually on the leading edge of the golf world through their relentless pursuit of the next best innovation. They do the experimenting so you don’t have to. Pushing success to the edge and redefining how power should feel. Are you playing Aldila, or just graphite?

 

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ABOUT ALDILA

Aldila is the world's premier manufacturer of high performance graphite golf shafts, composite prepreg and carbon fiber arrows. Aldila engineers continually advance and redefine golf shaft technology. Since 1972, Aldila has led the graphite shaft industry with more patented technology, manufacturing and process innovation than any other shaft manufacturer. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Aldila was the #1 graphite shaft on Tour with more wood and hybrid shafts in play than the next leading competitor, according to the Darrell Survey. Aldila captured the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at three of the season’s four major championships in 2012. For more information on the RIP® Series, VooDoo®, DVS™, MOI Proto™, VS Proto™, and NV® shafts, visit Aldila’s Web site www.aldila.com. Follow what’s new on www.Facebook.com/AldilaGolf.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Mike Leonard

Communications Director

Golf Marketing Services

407-347-7244

mike@golfmarketinginc.com

ALDILA Signs Merger Agreement with Mitsubishi Rayon America

December 4, 2012

OTC Disclosure & News Service

 

Poway, CA -

 

Investor/Media Contacts:

Scott M. Bier, Vice President, CFO

Sylvia J. Castle, Investor Relations

Aldila, Inc. (858) 513-1801

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

ALDILA Signs Merger Agreement with Mitsubishi Rayon America; Board Recommends Stockholder Approval at December 27, 2012, Stockholder Meeting

 

Poway, CA,  December 4, 2012 – ALDILA, INC. (OTCQX:ALDA) announced today that Aldila has signed a merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) with Mitsubishi Rayon America, Inc. (“MRA”). The Merger Agreement provides that upon the effectiveness of the merger, Aldila’s stockholders will receive cash consideration of $4.00 per share, representing a total purchase price of approximately $22 million for Aldila’s common shares and a premium of 60% above Aldila’s share price of $2.50 at the close of trading on December 3, 2012.

 

The Merger Agreement provides for the merger of Aldila with a wholly-owned subsidiary of MRA. In the merger Aldila will continue as the surviving corporation and will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of MRA. MRA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (“MRC”) and part of the Mitsubishi Chemical group.

 

Aldila’s Board of Directors (“Board”) unanimously approved the merger and recommends that Aldila’s stockholders approve the merger. The Merger Agreement is the culmination of a strategic review undertaken by Aldila and its exclusive financial advisor, B. Riley & Co. The Board concluded that a sale would be in the best interest of Aldila and its stockholders because joining with MRC will better enable Aldila to capitalize on Aldila’s business opportunities offered by the growing demand for carbon fiber based materials in a number of industries. The sale is at a price that the Board believes is attractive to the stockholders and will allow Aldila to leverage MRC’s resources to more effectively take advantage of the business opportunities open to Aldila.

 

“Aldila will be joining a world class Advanced Composite Materials company that is fully integrated from the base raw material acrylonitrile, precursor, carbon fiber and prepreg materials.   MRC also offers a leading global graphite golf shaft product line-up under the Mitsubishi Rayon brand. We see unique synergies and opportunities for growing our two business segments of Composite Products and Composite Materials by joining with Mitsubishi Rayon” said Peter Mathewson, Aldila’s CEO.

 

The Board has scheduled a stockholders meeting to be held on December 27, 2012, with a record date of November 21, 2012, for the stockholders to act on and approve the merger. The terms of the merger will be described in the proxy statement for the special meeting, which will be sent to Aldila’s stockholders and is expected to be mailed on or about December 6, 2012. Aldila’s directors and senior officers and certain stockholders, who collectively hold 2,274,378 shares, or approximately 41%, of Aldila’s issued and outstanding Common Stock have entered into a Voting Agreement with MRA and are committed to voting their shares in support of the Merger Agreement.

 

The Merger Agreement is subject to customary closing conditions, including applicable government and regulatory filings and approvals.  The merger will close once the shareholders approve the merger and the other closing conditions are satisfied.

 

About Aldila

 

Aldila, Inc. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of carbon fiber shafts.  Aldila, Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of carbon-based composite products and materials used in various end markets. Aldila’s competencies are the development of carbon-based composites and the implementation of manufacturing processes that support the commercialization of these composites. Aldila is a vertically-integrated supplier of composites across three primary end markets: carbon-based pre-impregnated composite fibers, graphite golf shafts and archery products.

 

You may find additional information about Aldila’s business, financial results and operations in Aldila’s annual report and quarterly reports, on Aldila’s website at www.aldila.com and on the OTCQX.com website. Aldila’s annual report to stockholders for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, and quarterly reports through the quarter ended September 30, 2012, have been filed with the OTCQX and are available on Aldila’s website and on the OTCQX.com website.

 

About MRA

 

Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. MRA’s business is centered around MMA (methyl methacrylate) and AN (acrylonitrile) business complexes as basic raw materials and finished products. For more information, visit http://www.mrany.com.

 

About MRC

 

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation.  MRC’s business is centered around chemical and plastics, fibers, carbon fibers and composite materials, and aqua businesses.  For more information, visit

http://www.mrc.co.jp

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on Aldila’s expectations as of the date of this press release. These statements necessarily reflect assumptions that Aldila makes in evaluating its expectations as to the future. Forward-looking statements are necessarily subject to risks and uncertainties, including those relating to the closing of the proposed merger. Aldila’s actual future performance and results could differ from that contained in or suggested by these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors. Aldila’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (for filings prior to its move to OTCQX U.S. Premier) and OTC Disclosure and News Service present a detailed discussion of the principal risks and uncertainties related to Aldila’s future operations. In particular the Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2011, and Quarterly Reports and Current Reports, discuss Aldila’s business, financial condition, and risk factors. All of may be obtained on the OTCQX U.S. Premier website, which can be found at www. OTCQX.com, or at Aldila’s website, www.aldila.com.

Aldila NV used to win Transitions Championship

Aldila’s NV® shaft helps Transitions Championship winner reclaim #1 in World

‘The Hottest Shafts In Golf’ dominates wood shaft manufacturer count by 34, hybrid count by 7

           

POWAY, Calif.  – Heading into the four-man sudden-death playoff at the Transitions Championship Sunday, the odds of the winner playing an Aldila shaft was pretty favorable with three of the four players playing Aldila. The winner, who birdied the first playoff hole, was playing Aldila’s NV® and the other two players were playing Aldila’s DVS™ and RIP®.

With the win, the Transitions Champ captured his 5th PGA Tour victory and regained the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Led by their most popular shaft the RIP, “The Hottest Shafts In Golf” dominated to wood shaft manufacturer counts at the Transitions Championship by having 34 more wood shafts in play then their next leading competitor, according to the Darrell Survey. Aldila (www.aldila.com) also had seven more hybrid shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer. Aldila has won the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts in 12 of 13 PGA Tour events this season.

Aldila’s Tour proven RIP (Reverse Interlaminar Placement) Technology provides a shaft design with optimum flex and torque characteristics with increased cross-sectional stability throughout the tip area for greater shot control.

“When designing the RIP®, Aldila completely turned golf shaft design and performance inside out through the use of computer modeling technology and exclusive carbon fiber materials,” said Stewart Bahl, Aldila’s Marketing Manager.

Aldila’s RIP series features five different shafts to help meet the needs of a variety of players. The RIP Alpha, RIP Beta, RIP Gamma, RIP’d NV and RIP Phenom. Aldila now has RIP iron shafts in research and development. One of the Top 10 finishers at the Transitions Championship was playing their R&D RIP Iron.

The RIP Alpha is a tip-stiff, low-to-mid launch with low spin and is the original shaft with lower torque, increased tip stability and better tip stiffness. The RIP Beta version has a slightly softer tip flex for mid launch, the RIP Gamma has the same launch characteristics as the original Alpha with a higher balance point for use with heavier heads to achieve a conventional swing weight.

The RIP’d NV incorporates the best performance attributes from two of Aldila’s most innovative shaft designs -- the ‘perfect feel’ and slim, stable shaft profile of the Aldila NV® and the unprecedented control and accuracy of the Aldila RIP®. The Aldila NV, featuring Micro Laminate technology (MLT®), is the most popular aftermarket shaft in history.

The RIP Phenom incorporates RIP Technology with a unique composite construction to create a new and innovative shaft flex profile for maximum distance and control – the Hyperbolic Flex Zone. RIP Technology repositions the materials and patterns to optimize the performance characteristics of the shaft. The Phenom’s Hyperbolic Flex Zone provides a stiff tip section for optimal launch and spin control, with a very firm butt section for an incredibly stable feel. The center section of the shaft is softer to provide outstanding kick through impact to maximize ball speed.

Aldila catapults power to an unprecedented level. High performance technology harnessed and perfected from a special blend of materials, design and expertise. They are continually on the leading edge of the golf world through their relentless pursuit of the next best innovation. They do the experimenting so you don’t have to. Pushing success to the edge and redefining how power should feel. Are you playing Aldila, or just graphite?

Aldila captures wood, hybrid shaft manufacturer counts on PGA Tour to remain #1

‘The Hottest Shafts In Golf’ captures wood; hybrid shaft brand counts on Nationwide Tour

17Oct11 releasePOWAY, Calif. – Led by their triple threat of patented shaft design technologies, Aldila (www.aldila.com) continued to dominate the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts on the PGA Tour. At the McGladrey Classic, Aldila had 13 more wood shafts and nearly double the amount of hybrid shafts in play than their closest competitor, according to the Darrell Survey.
By winning both the wood and hybrid shaft counts, it marked the 35th time in the past 39 events that Aldila has won both counts at a PGA Tour event.

Led by their latest shaft series, the RIP, “The Hottest Shafts In Golf” was also the #1 wood and graphite shaft brand of choice at the Miccosukee Championship on the Nationwide
Tour.

“Aldila has developed three patented shaft design technologies, MLT, S-core and RIP, that offer players of all abilities optimum performance to maximize the potential of their individual swing,” said Stewart Bahl, Aldila’s Marketing Manager. “Reverse Interlaminar Placement Technology (RIP) transforms the shaft from the inside out providing players with shot control.  RIP shafts offer golfers lower torque, increased tip stability and better tip stiffness control. S-core Technology™ (S-core) provides the golfer with stability through an innovative design incorporating a one-piece carbon fiber rib system. This helps the shaft stay more concentric during the golf swing thereby transferring maximum energy. Micro Laminate Technology (MLT) is designed using ultra thin layers of premium aerospace graphite that are matched with a proprietary thin profile shaft design that eliminate ‘dead zones’ in the shaft for precise feel.

Aldila’s patented shaft design technologies provide the perfect balance of applied art and engineering. They are continually on the leading edge of the golf world through their relentless pursuit of the next best innovation. They do the experimenting so you don’t have to. Pushing success to the edge and redefining how power should feel. Are you playing Aldila, or just graphite?

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