Ruger Rings NYSE Closing Bell
October 22, 2004
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), the nation's largest firearms manufacturer, is proud to announce that on October 21, 2004, Sturm, Ruger held its Board of Director's Meeting at the New York Stock Exchange and was honored to be a part of the day's closing ceremonies.
At 4:00 P.M., William B. Ruger, Jr. rang The Closing BellSM, officially signaling the end of the NYSE's trading day. RGR's stock closed at $9.00 per share, up $0.52 from the previous close. Together with NYSE President Catherine Kinney, Sturm, Ruger's board members and other executives were present on the platform with Mr. Ruger, Jr., standing under the Ruger banner proudly bearing the Company's motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens." The ceremony was televised on a number of cable television business programs.
"We are very honored to have been a part of the New York Stock Exchange's closing ceremonies," said William B. Ruger, Jr. "As the only firearms company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, we feel that participating in this event not only provided favorable visibility for the Company, but also for the responsible American firearms industry as a whole."
About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®," echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
The Company may, from time to time, make forward-looking statements and projections concerning future expectations. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to certain qualifying risks and uncertainties, such as market demand, sales levels of firearms, anticipated castings sales and earnings, the need for external financing for operations or capital expenditures, the results of pending litigation against the Company, the impact of future firearms control and environmental legislation, and accounting estimates, any one or more of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date such forward-looking statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of subsequent unanticipated events.
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