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WD-40 Company Comments on Annual Guidance


SAN DIEGO, Aug 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

WD-40 (Nasdaq: WDFC) Company today reported fiscal 2010 diluted earnings per share is expected to meet or exceed the top end of its guidance previously issued on July 7, 2010.

WD-40 Company previously announced guidance for fiscal year 2010 net sales of $313.0 million to $319.0 million or growth between 7.2% and 9.2% versus fiscal year 2009. The Company previously announced it expects net income of $34.4 million to $36.0 million and diluted earnings per share of $2.05 to $2.14 for fiscal year 2010 based on an estimated 16.8 million weighted average shares outstanding. The company also previously announced it expects advertising and sales promotion expenses to be within the range of 6.5% to 7.5% of net sales.

WD-40 Company, with headquarters in San Diego, is a global consumer products company dedicated to delivering unique, high-value and easy-to-use solutions for a wide variety of maintenance needs of "doer" and "on-the-job" users by leveraging and building the brand fortress of the company. The company markets three multi-purpose maintenance product brands - WD-40(R), 3-IN-ONE(R) and BLUE WORKS (TM) - and eight homecare and cleaning product brands: X-14(R) mildew stain remover and automatic toilet bowl cleaners, 2000 Flushes(R) automatic toilet bowl cleaners, Carpet Fresh(R) and No Vac(R) rug and room deodorizers, Spot Shot(R) aerosol and liquid carpet stain removers, 1001(R) carpet and household cleaners and rug and room deodorizers, and Lava(R) and Solvol(R) heavy-duty hand cleaners.

WD-40 Company markets its products in more than 160 countries worldwide and recorded sales of $292 million in fiscal year 2009. Additional information about WD-40 Company can be obtained online at http://www.wd40company.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements concerning WD-40 Company's outlook for sales, earnings, dividends and other financial results. These statements are based on an assessment of a variety of factors, contingencies and uncertainties considered relevant by WD-40 Company. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, including the impact of the introduction of new products, changes in foreign currency exchange rates, and fluctuating market conditions, both in the United States and internationally. The company's expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and are believed by the company to have a reasonable basis, but there can be no assurance that the company's expectations, beliefs or projections will be achieved or accomplished.

The risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in reports filed by WD-40 Company with the SEC, including Forms 8-K, 10-Q, and 10-K, and readers are urged to carefully review these and other documents.


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