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KLX Inc. Announces Review of Strategic Alternatives to Maximize Shareholder Value

WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KLX Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:KLXI), a leading distributor and value added service provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables, and a provider of services and products to the oil and gas exploration and production industry announced today that in response to inquiries from interested parties, it has initiated a formal process to explore strategic alternatives for the Company focused on maximizing shareholder value. Such strategic alternatives could include, amongst others, a sale of the Company or a sale of a division or divisions thereof, a business combination or continuing as a standalone entity executing on its business plan. The Company has retained Goldman Sachs & Co. as financial advisor and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP as legal advisor to assist in its review.

Amin J. Khoury, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KLX, stated, “In light of certain inquiries received, our Board concluded that it is in the best interest of shareholders to conduct a thorough evaluation of strategic alternatives. We remain confident in KLX’s strategic plan and the significant growth opportunities available to us. At the same time, we are open-minded and willing to consider any path that maximizes value for our shareholders.”

The Company has not set a definitive timetable for completion of its review of strategic alternatives and there can be no assurances that the process will result in any transaction being announced or completed in the future. The Company does not intend to make any further announcements related to its review unless and until its Board of Directors has approved a specific transaction or otherwise determined that further disclosure is appropriate.

About KLX Inc.
KLX Inc., through its two operating segments, provides mission critical products and complex logistical solutions to support its customers’ high value assets. KLX serves its customers in demanding environments that face high cost of downtime and require dependable, high quality just-in-time customer support. The Aerospace Solutions Group is a leading distributor and value-added service provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables offering the broadest range of aerospace hardware and consumables and inventory management services worldwide. The Energy Services Group provides vital services and products to oil and gas exploration and production companies on an episodic, 24/7 basis. For more information, visit the KLX website at

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act.  Such forward-looking statements, including those regarding the exploration of strategic alternatives, involve risks and uncertainties. The Company’s actual experience and results may differ materially from the experience and results anticipated in such statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include those discussed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which include its Annual Report on Form 10-K and Current Reports on Form 8-K, and include the uncertainty associated with being able to identify, evaluate and complete any strategic transaction or alternative, the impact of the announcement of the Company’s review of strategic alternatives, as well as any strategic transaction or alternative that may be pursued, on the Company’s business, including its financial and operating results and its employees, suppliers, customers and members. For more information, see the section entitled “Forward-Looking Statements” contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other filings. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made only as of the date of this news release and, except as required by federal securities laws and rules and regulations of the SEC, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Michael Perlman
Director, Investor Relations
KLX Inc.
(561) 791-5435

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