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PGT Innovations, Inc. Adopts Limited-Duration Shareholder Rights Plan

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PGT Innovations, Inc. (“PGT”), a national leader in premium windows and doors, including impact-resistant products, garage doors, and products designed to unify indoor/outdoor living spaces, today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved the adoption of a limited-duration shareholder rights plan (the “Rights Plan”). The Board adopted the Rights Plan in response to a likely accumulation of PGT shares by a strategic investor.

“PGT is committed to engaging in constructive dialogue with all of our investors and we welcome their perspectives,” said Jeff Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We also want to ensure investors are able to realize the full long-term value of their investment and receive fair and equal treatment, which is what the Rights Plan is designed to do.”

The Rights Plan will reduce the likelihood that any entity, person or group gains control of the Company through open market accumulation without paying all other shareholders an appropriate control premium or without providing the Board sufficient time to make informed judgments and take actions that it believes are in the best interests of shareholders.

The Rights Plan is similar to other plans adopted by publicly held companies in comparable circumstances. Under the Rights Plan, the rights will become exercisable if an entity, person or group acquires beneficial ownership of 10% or more of PGT’s outstanding common stock in a transaction not approved by the Board. In the event that the rights become exercisable due to the triggering ownership threshold being crossed, each right will entitle its holder (other than the person, entity or group triggering the Rights Plan, whose rights will become void and will not be exercisable) to purchase, at the then-current exercise price, additional shares of common stock having a then-current market value of twice the exercise price of the right.

The Rights Plan is effective immediately and has a one-year duration, expiring on March 30, 2024.

Further details about the Rights Plan will be contained in a Form 8-K to be filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Evercore is acting as financial advisor to the Company and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is acting as legal counsel to the Company.

About PGT Innovations, Inc.

PGT Innovations manufactures and supplies premium windows, doors, and garage doors. Its highly engineered and technically advanced products can withstand some of the toughest weather conditions on Earth and are revolutionizing the way people live by unifying indoor and outdoor living spaces. PGT Innovations creates value through deep customer relationships, understanding the unstated needs of the markets it serves, and a drive to develop category-defining products. PGT Innovations is also the nation’s largest manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors and holds the leadership position in its primary market. The PGT Innovations’ family of brands include CGI®, PGT® Custom Windows and Doors, WinDoor®, Western Window Systems, Anlin Windows & Doors, Eze-Breeze®, NewSouth Window Solutions, Martin Door, and a 75 percent ownership stake in Eco Window Systems®. The company’s brands, in their respective markets, are a preferred choice of architects, builders, and homeowners throughout North America and the Caribbean. Their high-quality products are available in custom and standard sizes with massive dimensions that allow for unlimited design possibilities in residential, multi-family, and commercial projects. For additional information, visit


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Source: PGT Innovations, Inc.