Dorel hit by cyberattack causing a reduction in first quarter revenues of up to $15 million

Dorel Industries Ameriwood line. The company was hit by a cyberattack on March 29.

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MONTREAL — Dorel Industries Inc. experienced a network security incident on March 29 resulting in an unauthorized third-party gaining access to certain of Dorel’s systems.

Upon discovery of the network security incident, Dorel immediately implemented countermeasures with the assistance of leading industry experts and other advisors. Dorel took proactive measures to secure its business operations, including taking certain systems and services offline. While the network security incident caused temporary disruption to parts of Dorel’s business operations, Dorel’s systems are contained, and our services are operational.

Dorel said that the timing of this incident will result in a reduction in the first quarter 2023 revenues of an estimated $12 to $15 million, of which Dorel expects the majority to be recouped in the second quarter. The negative impact on net income for the first quarter is expected to be between $4 to $5 million, which is made up principally of margin on these lost revenues.

Dorel will release first quarter 2023 results before the market opens on Monday, May 15, 2023.


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