3D Systems Sells Its Grand Junction Colorado Facility

ROCK HILL, S.C., Dec. 24, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced that it completed the sale of its Grand Junction, Colorado facility for $5.5 million. The company received $3.5 million in cash and a secured $2.0 million note due in December 2013 for the remainder of the purchase price.

The sale price exceeded both the $3.5 million of net assets related to the Grand Junction facility that the company held on its balance sheet as well as the $3.1 million of industrial revenue bonds that were outstanding on the facility at the time of sale.

The company fully collaterized the repayment of those industrial developments with a portion of the cash proceeds of the sale and the $1.2 million of restricted cash associated with these bonds. Net of expenses relating to the sale and the amount necessary to fund the redemption of these bonds, the company received approximately $1.1 million of cash net proceeds following the sale.

The company plans to give the required 35-day notice to redeem the outstanding bonds immediately and expects that the remaining outstanding amounts of these bonds will then be redeemed in due course.

"I am pleased that, during this period of unprecedented economic turmoil, we were able to complete the sale of the Grand Junction facility to a respected local company with strong roots in the Grand Junction community," commented Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. "As you know, since we ceased operations in Grand Junction almost two years ago, we have been working diligently to find a buyer who would use the facility to benefit the community. We are deeply grateful to Grand Junction for the support that it has given to 3D Systems over the years. I expect that the completion of this transaction will contribute favorably to the continued decrease of our quarterly expenses and will help strengthen our balance sheet and cash position."

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About 3D Systems

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions. Its systems and materials reduce the time and cost of designing products and facilitate direct and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used for design communication and prototyping as well as for production of functional end-use parts: Transform your products.

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