Silgan Acquire Plastic Tube Manufacturing Assets of Amcor Plastube

Silgan Holdings Inc. today announced that it has acquired the plastic tube manufacturing assets of Amcor Plastube Inc. located in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. These acquired assets complement the Company's successful acquisition of Thatcher Tubes in January 2003, and expand the Company's manufacturing capacity for plastic tubes for personal care products by approximately 30 percent. The purchase price for the assets was $5.5 million plus approximately $2.2 million for net working capital consisting primarily of inventory.

The Company also stated that this acquisition would have no effect on its expectation to reduce its debt by at least $75 million in 2004.

Silgan Holdings is a leading North American manufacturer of consumer goods packaging products with annual sales of approximately $2.3 billion in 2003. Silgan operates 61 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada. In North America, the Company is the largest supplier of metal containers for food products and a leading supplier of plastic containers for personal care products and of metal and plastic closures for food and beverage products

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