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Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Reports That Its Dunkirk Specialty Steel Subsidiary Continues to Operate With Union Employees Beyond Labor Agreement Expiration


BRIDGEVILLE, Pa., Nov. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAP) announced today that its Dunkirk Specialty Steel, LLC subsidiary has agreed with the United Steel Workers (USW) that the Dunkirk hourly employees, whose collective bargaining agreement was set to expire at midnight on October 31, 2012, will continue to work at the Company's Dunkirk facility. The extension provides additional time to negotiate a mutually acceptable labor agreement.

During the extension, the employees, represented by Local 2693 of the USW, will continue to work under the terms and conditions of the prior agreement. The extension is scheduled to expire on November 11, 2012 at midnight.

The Company's other facilities that have employees represented by the USW, located in Bridgeville, PA and Titusville, PA, are covered by separate collective bargaining agreements and are not affected by the current negotiations.

About Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., headquartered in Bridgeville, PA, manufactures and markets semi-finished and finished specialty steels, including stainless steel, tool steel and certain other alloyed steels. The Company's products are used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, power generation, petrochemical and heavy equipment manufacturing. Established in 1994, the Company, with its experience, technical expertise, and dedicated workforce, stands committed to providing the best quality, delivery, and service possible. More information is available at

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Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, among others, the concentrated nature of the Company's customer base to date and the Company's dependence on its significant customers; the receipt, pricing and timing of future customer orders; changes in product mix; the limited number of raw material and energy suppliers and significant fluctuations that may occur in raw material and energy prices; risks related to property, plant and equipment,  including the Company's reliance on the continuing operation of critical manufacturing equipment; risks associated with labor matters; the Company's ongoing requirement for continued compliance with laws and regulations, including applicable safety and environmental regulations; the ultimate outcome of the Company's current and future litigation and matters; risks related to acquisitions that the Company may make; and the impact of various economic, credit and market risk uncertainties. Many of these factors are not within the Company's control and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance suggested herein. Any unfavorable change in the foregoing or other factors could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations. Further, the Company operates in an industry sector where securities values may be volatile and may be influenced by economic and other factors beyond the Company's control. Certain of these risks and other risks are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the last 12 months, copies of which are available from the SEC or may be obtained upon request from the Company

CONTACT: Dennis Oates Chairman, President and CEO (412) 257-7609 Douglas McSorley VP Finance, CFO and Treasurer (412) 257-7606 June Filingeri President Comm-Partners LLC (203) 972-0186

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