LSI Industries Inc. announces acquisition of Virticus Corporation

March 22, 2012
Date Announced: 22 Mar 2012 Cincinnati, OH - LSI Industries Inc. is pleased to announce Virticus Corporation as the latest addition to the LSI family. With the acquisition of Virticus, located in Beaverton, Oregon, LSI will now offer automated network control systems and software for the management of indoor and outdoor lighting and lighting systems.Robert J. Ready, Chief Executive Officer, LSI Industries, commented, "LSI is committed to leadership in the solid-state LED lighting market. Our 2006 acquisition of SACO Technologies Inc. provided the LED platform. Then, our 2009 acquisition of AdL Technology provided vertical integration in connection with designing, engineering and producing the solid-state electronics that control and drive LEDs. Now, the acquisition of Virticus will complement and further expand LSI's capabilities in providing our customers with sophisticated lighting and energy management control solutions. Coupled with our industry-leading LED lighting products, our customers will have complete solid-state solutions to their lighting needs. Both energy savings and improved lighting quality are among the many benefits that can be achieved through the integrated LSI solid-state solution. We welcome the Virticus team to the LSI family, and we look forward to the contributions from this talented group of experienced individuals."LSI is a vertically integrated manufacturer who combines integrated technology, design and manufacturing to produce the most efficient, high quality products possible. Everything we build is done right here in one of our US plants. We are committed to advancing solid-state technology to produce affordable, high-performance, energy-efficient lighting and custom graphic products that bring value to our customers. We have a vast offering of innovative solutions for virtually any lighting or graphics application. Further, we can provide design support, engineering, installation and project management for custom graphics rollout programs for today’s retail environment. LSI is a U.S. manufacturer with marketing / sales efforts throughout the world with concentration currently on North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Our major markets include the commercial / industrial lighting, petroleum / convenience store, multi-site retail (including automobile dealerships, restaurants and national retail accounts), sports and entertainment markets. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, LSI has facilities in Ohio, New York, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Texas and Montreal, Canada. The Company’s common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol LYTS.

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