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    • Telephonics Demonstrates Passive IFF Capability

      Press Releases on July 23, 2013

    • Telephonics Corporation (Telephonics), a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that they successfully demonstrated their Passive Detection and Reporting System (PDRS) at Bold Quest 2013. During the demonstration, the PDRS tracked targets at ranges up to 225 nautical miles. Targets included Mode 5 Level 2, Mode S, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), and Universal Access Transceiver at the Cherry Point Airfield.

      The PDRS is a receive-only system that does not interfere with current Identification Friend or Foe interrogators or Secondary Surveillance Radar systems. It reduces interrogation rates and minimizes radio transmissions, meeting the new FAA and Eurocontrol requirements. The system is designed to meet all military and civilian Air Traffic Management requirements for passive reception, reporting capability, and situational awareness.

      About Telephonics

      Telephonics' high-technology engineering and manufacturing capabilities
      provide integrated information, communication and sensor system solutions to military and commercial markets worldwide. Telephonics specializes in aircraft intercommunication systems, wireless communication systems, radars, identification friend or foe products, integrated security systems, air traffic management systems, aerospace electronics, and the performance of threat and radar system analyses.

      About Griffon Corporation

      Griffon Corporation, headquartered in New York, N.Y., is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries. The Company oversees the operations of its subsidiaries, allocates resources among them and manages their capital structures. The Company provides direction and assistance to its subsidiaries in connection with acquisition and growth opportunities as well as in connection with divestitures. Griffon also seeks out, evaluates and, when appropriate, will acquire additional businesses that offer potentially attractive returns on capital to further diversify itself.

      Forward-Looking Statements

      “Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of the company’s management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the company’s management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Information concerning risks and uncertainties that may impact the company’s results and forward-looking statements are set forth in Griffon Corporation’s filings with the SEC. The company does not undertake to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    • Air Traffic Control, Receive Only