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Trans-Lux Reports Third Quarter Results

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 02/14/14 -- Trans-Lux Corporation (OTCQB: TNLX) ("Trans-Lux" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of Digital Displays and next generation LED lighting, reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013 on February 14, 2014. Trans-Lux President and Chief Executive Officer J.M. Allain made the announcement.

Third Quarter 2013
Trans-Lux reported revenues for the three months ending September 30, 2013 of $6.2 million, up from $5.9 million for the three months ending September 30, 2012. The Company recorded income of $168,000 ($0.16 per share) during the third quarter of 2013, compared to income of $196,000 ($0.19 per share) reported for the same three month period in 2012. The three months ended September 30, 2013 results include a $296,000 benefit for warrant valuation adjustment. The three months ended September 30, 2012 results included a $1.4 million benefit for warrant valuation adjustment.

"We are beginning to reap the rewards from the changes to our TL Energy LED lighting division as sales opportunities are increasing," said Mr. Allain. "New revenue streams and backlog from this product line have us positioned for tremendous growth. In fact, our current backlog is the highest it has ever been."

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013
Trans-Lux reported revenues for the nine months ending September 30, 2013 of $15.1 million, down from $18.4 million for the nine months ending September 30, 2012. The Company incurred a loss of $859,000 (loss of $0.84 per share) during the first nine months of 2013, compared to a $735,000 loss (loss of $1.52 per share) reported for the same nine month period in 2012. The nine months ended September 30, 2013 results include a $960,000 benefit for warrant valuation adjustment, a loss of $348,000 on the sale of receivables and a $1.0 million gain from the sale of land in discontinued operations. The nine months ended September 30, 2012 results included a $3.3 million benefit for warrant valuation adjustment.

"Strategic partnerships have brought us recent major sales opportunities and wins in the sports sector of our TL Vision product," said Mr. Allain. "Combined with our previous general and administrative cost reductions, we are beginning to capitalize on these great opportunities. We are very pleased with our 4th quarter as well as the 1st quarter 2014 to date."

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.trans-lux.com.

About Trans-Lux
Trans-Lux Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of TL Vision digital video displays and TL Energy LED lighting solutions for the financial, sports and entertainment, gaming, education, government, and commercial markets. With a comprehensive offering of LED Large Screen Systems, LCD Flat Panel Displays, Data Walls and scoreboards (marketed under Fair-Play by Trans-Lux), Trans-Lux delivers comprehensive video display solutions for any size venue's indoor and outdoor display needs. TL Energy enables organizations to greatly reduce energy related costs with green lighting solutions. For more information please visit www.Trans-Lux.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements such as "will," "believe," "are projected to be" and similar expressions are statements regarding future events or the future performance of Trans-Lux Corporation, and include statements regarding projected operating results. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements.

                           TRANS-LUX CORPORATION

                           RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

                                     THREE MONTHS ENDED   NINE MONTHS ENDED
                                        SEPTEMBER 30        SEPTEMBER 30

(In thousands, except per share
 data)                                 2013      2012      2013      2012
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------

Revenues                            $   6,204  $  5,921  $ 15,087  $ 18,362
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------

Income (loss) from continuing
 operations                         $     168  $    239  $ (1,882) $   (565)
Income (loss) from discontinued
 operations                                 -       (43)    1,023      (170)
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------
Net income (loss)                   $     168  $    196  $   (859) $   (735)
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------

Calculation of EBITDA (1):
  Net income (loss) from continuing
   operations                       $     168  $    239  $ (1,882) $   (565)
  Interest expense, net                    15        90        98       184
  Income tax expense                        8         7        24        21
  Depreciation and amortization           905     1,102     2,714     3,102
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------
Total EBITDA from continuing
 operations                             1,096     1,438       954     2,742
  Effect of discontinued operations         -       (43)    1,023      (170)
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------
Total EBITDA                        $   1,096  $  1,395  $  1,977  $  2,572
                                    =========  ========  ========  ========

Earnings (loss) per share - basic
 and diluted
  Continuing operations             $    0.16  $   0.23  $  (1.84) $  (1.17)
  Discontinued operations                   -     (0.04)     1.00     (0.35)
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------
  Total earnings (loss) per share   $    0.16  $   0.19  $  (0.84) $  (1.52)
                                    =========  ========  ========  ========

Average common shares outstanding -
 basic and diluted                      1,023     1,020     1,021       482
                                    ---------  --------  --------  --------

(1) EBITDA is defined as earnings before effect of interest, income taxes,
    depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is presented here because it is a
    widely accepted financial indicator of a company's ability to service
    and/or incur indebtedness. However, EBITDA should not be considered as
    an alternative to net income or cash flow data prepared in accordance
    with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States or as
    a measure of a company's profitability or liquidity. The Company's
    measure of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures
    reported by other companies.

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