EAGAN, Minn., March 29, 2011 -- Norcraft Holdings, L.P. (Holdings) and Norcraft Companies, L.P. (Norcraft) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.

The financial results for Holdings include the accounts of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Norcraft. Holdings reflects the obligations under its $118.0 million 9 3/4% senior discount notes due 2012. In December 2009, Norcraft and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Norcraft Finance Corp., issued $180.0 million principal amount of 10 1/2% senior secured second lien notes that are due in December 2015.

The proceeds of these senior secured second lien notes were used to redeem $148.0 million principal amount of outstanding 9% senior subordinated notes that were due in 2011 issued by Norcraft and Norcraft Finance Corp. A portion of the proceeds, together with cash on hand, was distributed by Norcraft to Holdings and used to repurchase $64.3 million principal amount of the 9 3/4% senior discount notes due 2012.

This repurchase of the 9 3/4% senior discount notes resulted in a loss from debt extinguishment of $1.6 million. Other than the remaining $53.7 million of the 9 3/4% senior discount notes, cash, related deferred issuance costs, related interest and amortization expense and related debt extinguishment loss, all other assets, liabilities, income, expenses and cash flows presented for all periods represent those of Norcraft.

FINANCIAL RESULTS

Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2010 Compared with Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2009

Net sales increased $0.8 million, or 1.3%, from $59.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to $60.7 million for the same quarter of 2010. Income from operations decreased by $0.2 million, or 5.7%, from $4.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to $3.8 million for the same quarter of 2010. Net loss for Holdings decreased $4.4 million, or 60.1%, from $7.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2009 to $2.9 million in the same quarter of 2010, and net loss for Norcraft decreased $0.7 million, or 29.2%, from $2.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2009 to $1.5 million for the same quarter of 2010.

Adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the attached table) was $7.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to $7.1 million for the same quarter of 2010.

Fiscal 2010 Compared with Fiscal 2009

Net sales increased $15.8 million, or 6.4%, from $246.8 million for fiscal 2009 compared to $262.6 million for fiscal 2010. Income from operations increased by $4.1 million, or 19.9%, from $20.6 million for fiscal 2009 compared to $24.7 million for fiscal 2010. Net loss for Holdings decreased $9.3 million, or 80.4%, from $11.5 million for fiscal 2009 to $2.2 million in fiscal 2010, and net income for Norcraft increased $0.6 million, or 22.5%, from $2.6 million for fiscal 2009 to $3.2 million for fiscal 2010.

Adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the attached table) was $35.1 million for fiscal 2009 compared to $38.0 million for fiscal 2010.

"While 2010 started out strong, the expiration of the first-time home-buyer's tax credit and other factors led to disappointing incoming orders during the last half of the year, and we expect these challenging conditions to persist into 2011. Our efforts to maintain or cut costs and to introduce new products and sales programs will continue as a result of these market conditions," commented President and CEO, Mark Buller.

Norcraft Companies is a leader in manufacturing, assembling and finishing kitchen and bathroom cabinetry in the United States. We provide our customers with a single source for a broad range of high-quality cabinetry, including stock, semi-custom and custom cabinets. Our cabinets are manufactured in both framed and full access construction. We market our products through six brands: Mid Continent Cabinetry, Norcraft Cabinetry, UltraCraft, StarMark, Fieldstone and Brookwood.

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