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Methode Electronics’ Board Authorizes $100 Million Share Buyback Program


CHICAGO, March 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, announced today that its board of directors has authorized a new share buyback program.

The board of directors authorized the purchase of up to $100 million of its outstanding common stock through March 31, 2023. Such purchases may be made on the open market, in private transactions or pursuant to purchase plans designed to comply with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The share buyback program is subject to market conditions, general business conditions, cash balances, borrowing availability and other relevant factors. The program may be suspended or terminated at any time. No assurance can be given as to the time period over which the shares will be purchased or as to whether and to what extent the share purchases will be consummated.

About Methode Electronics, Inc.
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, LED lighting, sensor, and radio remote control technologies. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Industrial, Interface and Medical.

Our components are found in the primary end-markets of the aerospace, appliance, construction, consumer and industrial equipment, communications (including information processing and storage, networking equipment, wireless and terrestrial voice/data systems), medical, rail, consumer automotive, commercial vehicle, and other transportation industries.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, which reflect management's expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date hereof. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor protection provided under the securities laws. Methode undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in Methode's expectations on a quarterly basis or otherwise. The forward-looking statements in this press release involve a number of risks and uncertainties.

The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations are detailed in Methode's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as our annual and quarterly reports. Such factors may include, without limitation, the following: (1) impact from pandemics, such as the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) dependence on our supply chain, including semiconductor and resin suppliers; (3) dependence on the automotive, appliance, commercial vehicle, computer and communications industries; (4) dependence on a small number of large customers, including two large automotive customers; (5) recognition of goodwill and long-lived asset impairment charges; (6) timing and magnitude of costs associated with restructuring activities; (7) international trade disputes resulting in tariffs and our ability to mitigate tariffs; (8) timing, quality and cost of new program launches; (9) ability to withstand price pressure, including pricing reductions; (10) failure to attract and retain qualified personnel; (11) ability to successfully market and sell Dabir Surfaces products; (12) currency fluctuations; (13) customary risks related to conducting global operations; (14) costs associated with environmental, health and safety regulations; (15) ability to withstand business interruptions; (16) ability to successfully benefit from acquisitions and divestitures; (17) investment in programs prior to the recognition of revenue; (18) dependence on the availability and price of materials; (19) judgments related to accounting for tax positions; (20) income tax rate fluctuations; (21) adjustments to compensation expense for performance-based awards; (22) ability to keep pace with rapid technological changes; (23) breaches to our information technology systems; (24) ability to avoid design or manufacturing defects; (25) ability to compete effectively; (26) ability to protect our intellectual property; (27) success of recent acquisitions and/or our ability to implement and profit from new applications of the acquired technology; (28) ability to manage our debt levels and any restrictions thereunder; and (29) impact to interest expense from the replacement or modification of LIBOR.

For Methode Electronics, Inc.
Robert K. Cherry
Vice President Investor Relations

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