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TAT Technologies Reports First Aviation Services Inc. ("FAvS"), Which is 30% Owned by TAT, Entered Into a Transaction With its Controlling Stockholder for a $3 Million Loan

2012-07-05 09:10 ET - News Release

GEDERA, Israel, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

TAT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: TATT - News), a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, reported today that effective June 29, 2012, First Aviation Services Inc. ("FAvS") entered into a transaction with its controlling stockholder, Aaron Hollander ("Hollander"), pursuant to which FAvS borrowed $3 million from Hollander, secured by a third lien on the assets of FAvS.  The loan bears interest at 10% and in addition Hollander was issued warrants to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock of FAvS representing 15% of FAvS post-exercise at an exercise price of $7.00 per share. Such exercise price reflects an equity value for FAvS of approximately $6.7 million. TAT's management believes that this is not necessarily an accurate indicator of the fair value of FAvS.  

TAT presently owns approximately 30% of FAvS and upon full exercise of the warrants its holding will be diluted to approximately 25.5%. As of March 31, 2012 TAT's interest in FAvS is recorded on its books at a value of approximately $5 million.  TAT also has a second lien on the assets of FAvS.

TAT is in the process of evaluating the accounting implications of this transaction for purposes of its financial statements and, in connection therewith, is expected to perform a valuation analysis.  

About TAT Technologies LTD

TAT Technologies LTD is a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries. TAT operates under four segments:  (i) Original Equipment Manufacturing or "OEM" of Heat Management Solutions (ii) OEM of Electric Motion Systems (iii) Heat Transfer Services and Products and (iv) Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul or "MRO" services of Aviation Components.

TAT's activities in the area of OEM of Heat Management Solutions primarily include the design, development, manufacture and sale of (i) a broad range of heat transfer components (such as heat exchangers, pre-coolers and oil/fuel hydraulic coolers) used in mechanical and electronic systems on-board commercial, military and business aircraft; (ii) environmental control and cooling systems on board aircraft and for ground applications; and (iii) a variety of other electronic and mechanical aircraft accessories and systems such as pumps, valves, power systems and turbines.

TAT's activities in the area of OEM of Electric Motion Systems primarily include the design, development, manufacture and sale of a broad range of electrical motor applications for airborne and ground systems.

TAT's activities in the area of Heat Transfer Services and Products include the maintenance, repair and overhaul of heat transfer equipment and in a lesser extent, the manufacturing of certain heat transfer products. TAT's Limco subsidiary operates FAA certified repair station, which provides heat transfer MRO services and products for airlines, air cargo carriers, maintenance service centers and the military.

TAT's activities in the area of MRO services for Aviation Components include the maintenance, repair and overhaul of APUs, Landing Gear and other aircraft components. TAT's Piedmont subsidiary operates an FAA certified repair station, which provides aircraft component MRO services for airlines, air cargo carriers, maintenance service centers and the military.

TAT also holds approximately 30% of the equity of First Aviation Services, a world-wide distributor of products and services to the aerospace industry and a one-stop-shop for MRO services (wheels, breaks, propellers and landing gear) for the General Aviation Industry.

TAT's executive offices are located in the Re'em Industrial Park, Neta Boulevard, Bnei Ayish, Gedera 70750, Israel, and TAT's telephone number is 972-8-862-8500.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements which include, without limitation, statements regarding possible or assumed future operation results. These statements are hereby identified as "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the safe harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from management's current expectations. Actual results and performance can also be influenced by other risks that we face in running our operations including, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the airline industry, changes in demand for our services and products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders, the price and continuity of supply of component parts used in our operations, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities Exchange Commission, including, its annual report on form 20-F and its periodic reports on form 6-K. These documents contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement.

For more information of TAT Technologies, please visit our web-site:

http://www.tat-technologies.com

Contact:
Mr. Yaron Shalem
CFO TAT Technologies.
Tel: +972-8-8268500
yarons@tat-technologies.com

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