BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/12 -- Dynamic Materials Corporation (DMC) (NASDAQ: BOOM) today reported financial results for its third quarter and nine-month period ended September 30, 2012.

Third quarter sales were $50.1 million, down 9% from $54.9 million in last year's third quarter, but a sequential increase of 3% versus second quarter sales of $48.7 million. The anticipated quarter-over-quarter decline was principally due to an 11% downturn in clad plate sales resulting from the timing of shipments out of DMC's explosion welding order backlog, and a 4% decline in Oilfield Products sales, which were negatively impacted by the decline in the North American oil and gas drilling activity.

Third quarter gross margin increased to 31%, higher than the forecast 29%, and an improvement from 27% reported in last year's third quarter and 29% achieved in the second quarter. The increase primarily resulted from a more favorable product mix and stronger pricing environment at the Nobelclad explosion-welding segment.

Operating income was $5.2 million, down 9% from $5.7 million in last year's third quarter but up 41% from $3.7 million in the second quarter. Net income was $3.8 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, down 12% from net income of $4.3 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, in the year-ago third quarter. Net income was up 42% versus net income of $2.7 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, reported in the second quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA was $9.0 million, down 6% from $9.6 million in last year's third quarter and an increase of 20% from second quarter adjusted EBITDA of $7.5 million. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measure used by management to measure operating performance. See additional information about adjusted EBITDA at the end of this news release, as well as a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to GAAP measures.

Explosive Metalworking
The DMC Nobelclad explosion-welding segment reported sales of $29.8 million, down 11% from sales of $33.4 million in the third quarter last year. Operating income was $5.5 million, up 19% from $4.6 million in the comparable year-ago quarter. Adjusted EBITDA increased 12% to $6.8 million from $6.1 million in the 2011 third quarter. The segment closed the quarter with an order backlog of $48 million versus the $57 million backlog at the end of the second quarter.

Oilfield Products
Sales at DMC's Oilfield Products segment were $18.0 million, down 4% from $18.8 million in last year's third quarter. Operating income decreased 39% to $1.1 million from $1.9 million in same quarter a year ago, while adjusted EBITDA was down 22% to $2.6 million from $3.3 million in the 2011 third quarter.

AMK Welding
DMC's AMK Welding segment reported third quarter sales of $2.3 million, down 14% from $2.7 million in the prior year's third quarter. The segment reported operating income of $386,000 compared with $572,000 in the same quarter of 2011. Adjusted EBITDA was $524,000 versus $710,000 in the prior-year third quarter.

Nine-Month ResultsSales for the nine-month period were $149.0 million, down 4% from sales of $154.6 million in the same period of 2011. Gross margin improved to 29% from 26% in the prior year's nine-month period. Operating income was $12.9 million versus $13.1 million, while net income was $8.8 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, versus $8.9 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, at the nine-month mark a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA increased to $24.5 million from $24.1 million in the 2011 nine-month period. Cash flow from operations increased to $12.5 million from $2.3 million during the first nine months of 2011.

The Explosive Metalworking segment reported nine-month sales of $84.7 million, down 11% from sales of $95.2 million in the comparable prior-year period. Operating income improved 12% to $13.1 million from $11.8 million in the same year-ago period, while adjusted EBITDA increased 7% to $17.3 million from $16.2 million.

Nine-month sales at DMC's Oilfield Products segment increased 12% to $57.9 million from $51.6 million in the 2011 nine-month period. The segment reported nine-month operating income of $4.9 million, up 23% from $4.0 million in the comparable prior-year period. Adjusted EBITDA improved 17% to $9.1 million from $7.7 million in the year-ago period.

AMK Welding recorded sales at the nine-month mark of $6.4 million, down 18% from $7.8 million through the first nine months of 2011. Operating income was $463,000 versus $1.7 million in the prior year's nine-month period, while adjusted EBITDA was $850,000 compared with $2.1 million.

Management Commentary 
"Third quarter sales met our forecasts, and our improved gross margin led to a bottom-line performance that was stronger than anticipated," said Yvon Cariou, president and CEO. "The more favorable product mix at our Nobelclad explosion welding business, as well as the improved clad-plate pricing environment and sustained demand from the chemical sector all helped drive our gross margin improvement."

Cariou added, "The inconsistent pace of the global economic recovery and shifting capital spending trends in our industrial end markets continued to result in uneven explosion welding bookings, as well as a sequential decrease in our order backlog. Fortunately, we have not seen any letup in quoting activity, and our roster of prospective explosion welding orders continues to include an extensive mix of large, global infrastructure projects. As happened during this year's first quarter when our explosion welding backlog climbed by 28%, we are optimistic that we will see a surge in orders as prospective projects transition into firm contracts."

Cariou noted that the moderate decline in third quarter sales at DMC's Oilfield Products segment was due primarily to the rig count decline in the United States and Canada. "Our medium and long-range views of the oil and gas sector remain very positive, and we are working aggressively to strengthen our marketing, distribution and manufacturing capabilities in strategic markets such as the United States and Russia. We are making enhancements to our DYNAenergetics leadership structure, and remain on schedule with the build out of our new shaped charge production facilities in Siberia and Texas.

"At AMK Welding, we have seen a strong rebound in demand from the aerospace market, which is helping offset the decline in ground power revenue as we continue to wind down work on a multi-year gas turbine project. We also are making continued headway with prospective new customers in the ground power and oil and gas sectors, and remain confident 2013 will be a much improved year for AMK.

"Subsequent to the close of the quarter, we reported on two key developments that build on DMC's existing foundation. We recently announced that chief operating officer Kevin Longe will succeed me as president and CEO following my retirement next March. He is laying out a very compelling vision for our future that leverages the Company's competitive strengths and core competencies. We also announced the unification of our global explosion welding businesses under our legacy Nobelclad brand, which is important as we move forward with our end-market development strategy and expansion program in Asia. I believe these achievements effectively position the Company for the next chapter in its corporate evolution."

GuidanceIn light of recent order trends at DMC Nobelclad and the sales slowdown at Oilfield Products, management has adjusted the Company's 2012 top-line forecast, which now anticipates a sales decline of 3% to 4% versus 2011 sales of $209 million. Prior guidance predicted 2012 sales would be flat versus last year. Full-year gross margin guidance remains at 29% to 30%, and the Company's expected blended effective tax rate also is unchanged at 30% to 32%.

For the fourth quarter, sales should improve sequentially from the third quarter, but are expected to be 3% to 5% below 2011 fourth quarter sales of $54.3 million. Gross margin is expected to improve to approximately 29% from 27% in the fourth quarter last year.

Conference call informationManagement will hold a conference call to discuss these results today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (3:00 p.m. Mountain). Investors are invited to listen to the call live via the Internet at www.dynamicmaterials.com, or by dialing into the teleconference at 877-270-2148 (412-902-6510 for international callers). No passcode is necessary. Participants should access the website at least 15 minutes early to register and download any necessary audio software. A replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days and a telephonic replay will be available through November 6, 2012, by calling 877-344-7529 (412-317-0088 for international callers) and entering the Passcode 401981.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresNon-GAAP results are presented only as a supplement to the financial statements based on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The non-GAAP financial information is provided to enhance the reader's understanding of DMC's financial performance, but no non-GAAP measure should be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of the most directly comparable GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures are provided within the schedules attached to this release.

EBITDA is defined as net income plus or minus net interest plus taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA excludes from EBITDA stock-based compensation and, when appropriate, other items that management does not utilize in assessing DMC's operating performance (as further described in the attached financial schedules). None of these non-GAAP financial measures are recognized terms under GAAP and do not purport to be an alternative to net income as an indicator of operating performance or any other GAAP measure.

Management uses these non-GAAP measures in its operational and financial decision-making, believing that it is useful to eliminate certain items in order to focus on what it deems to be a more reliable indicator of ongoing operating performance and the company's ability to generate cash flow from operations. As a result, internal management reports used during monthly operating reviews feature the adjusted EBITDA. Management also believes that investors may find non-GAAP financial measures useful for the same reasons, although investors are cautioned that non-GAAP financial measures are not a substitute for GAAP disclosures. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are also used by research analysts, investment bankers and lenders to assess operating performance. For example, a measure similar to EBITDA is required by the lenders under DMC's credit facility.

Because not all companies use identical calculations, DMC's presentation of non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. However, these measures can still be useful in evaluating the company's performance against its peer companies because management believes the measures provide users with valuable insight into key components of GAAP financial disclosures. For example, a company with greater GAAP net income may not be as appealing to investors if its net income is more heavily comprised of gains on asset sales. Likewise, eliminating the effects of interest income and expense moderates the impact of a company's capital structure on its performance.

All of the items included in the reconciliation from net income to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are either (i) non-cash items (e.g., depreciation, amortization of purchased intangibles and stock-based compensation) or (ii) items that management does not consider to be useful in assessing DMC's operating performance (e.g., income taxes and gain on sale of assets). In the case of the non-cash items, management believes that investors can better assess the company's operating performance if the measures are presented without such items because, unlike cash expenses, these adjustments do not affect DMC's ability to generate free cash flow or invest in its business. For example, by adjusting for depreciation and amortization in computing EBITDA, users can compare operating performance without regard to different accounting determinations such as useful life. In the case of the other items, management believes that investors can better assess operating performance if the measures are presented without these items because their financial impact does not reflect ongoing operating performance.

About Dynamic Materials CorporationBased in Boulder, Colorado, Dynamic Materials Corporation serves a global network of customers in the energy, industrials and infrastructure markets through two core business segments -- Explosive Metalworking and Oilfield Products -- as well as a specialized industrial service provider, AMK Welding. The Explosive Metalworking segment is the world's largest manufacturer of explosion-welded clad metal plates, which are used to fabricate capital equipment utilized within various process industries and other industrial sectors. Oilfield Products is an international manufacturer and marketer of advanced explosive components and systems used to perforate oil and gas wells. AMK Welding utilizes various specialized technologies to weld components for use in power-generation turbines, and commercial and military jet engines. For more information, visit the Company's websites at http://www.dynamicmaterials.com and http://www.dynaenergetics.com.

Safe Harbor Language Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements, including our guidance for fourth quarter and full-year 2012 sales, margins and tax rates, expectations regarding our global growth initiatives and anticipated explosion welding backlog growth and the other prospects we are pursuing at each of our three business segments. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: our ability to realize sales from our backlog; our ability to obtain new contracts at attractive prices; the size and timing of customer orders and shipments; fluctuations in customer demand; our ability to successfully execute upon international growth opportunities; the success of planned senior leadership transition; fluctuations in foreign currencies, changes to customer orders; the cyclicality of our business; competitive factors; the timely completion of contracts; the timing and size of expenditures; the timing and price of metal and other raw material; the adequacy of local labor supplies at our facilities; current or future limits on manufacturing capacity at our various operations; the availability and cost of funds; and general economic conditions, both domestic and foreign, impacting our business and the business of the end-market users we serve; as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

                       DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
      FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 AND 2011
          (Dollars in Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Data)
                                (unaudited)

                            Three months ended         Nine months ended
                               September 30,             September 30,
                         ------------------------  ------------------------
                             2012         2011         2012         2011
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
NET SALES                $    50,149  $    54,890  $   149,048  $   154,630

COST OF PRODUCTS SOLD         34,800       40,058      105,383      114,023

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Gross profit              15,349       14,832       43,665       40,607

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
  General and
   administrative
   expenses                    4,668        4,359       13,815       12,227
  Selling and
   distribution expenses       4,011        3,359       12,330       10,997
  Amortization of
   purchased intangible
   assets                      1,520        1,448        4,584        4,324

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Total costs and
     expenses                 10,199        9,166       30,729       27,548

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS         5,150        5,666       12,936       13,059

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
  Other income
   (expense), net                180           (9)         390         (348)
  Interest expense              (216)        (326)        (622)      (1,222)
  Interest income                 16            1           25            4

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
INCOME BEFORE INCOME
 TAXES                         5,130        5,332       12,729       11,493

INCOME TAX PROVISION           1,373        1,072        3,882        2,637

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
NET INCOME                     3,757        4,260        8,847        8,856

  Less: Net income
   (loss) attributable
   to non-controlling
   interest                        3          (13)          13          (36)

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE
 TO DYNAMIC MATERIALS
 CORPORATION             $     3,754  $     4,273  $     8,834  $     8,892
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

INCOME PER SHARE:
  Basic                  $      0.28  $      0.32  $      0.65  $      0.67
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========
  Diluted                $      0.28  $      0.32  $      0.65  $      0.67
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER
 OF SHARES OUTSTANDING:
  Basic                   13,212,246   13,065,397   13,204,086   13,060,009
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========
  Diluted                 13,216,229   13,072,076   13,208,259   13,069,765
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========

DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER
 COMMON SHARE            $      0.04  $      0.04  $      0.12  $      0.12
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========
                DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARIES
                    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                           (Dollars in Thousands)
                                                September 30,  December 31,
                                                    2012           2011
ASSETS                                           (unaudited)
                                               -------------- --------------

Cash and cash equivalents                      $       11,381 $        5,276
Accounts receivable, net                               37,719         36,368
Inventories                                            49,961         43,218
Other current assets                                    5,854          6,327

                                               -------------- --------------

  Total current assets                                104,915         91,189

Property, plant and equipment, net                     49,993         41,402
Goodwill, net                                          36,637         37,507
Purchased intangible assets, net                       42,701         42,054
Other long-term assets                                  1,587          1,274

                                               -------------- --------------

Total assets                                   $      235,833 $      213,426
                                               ============== ==============
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Accounts payable                               $       12,281 $       14,753
Customer advances                                       1,355          1,918
Dividend payable                                          540            535
Accrued income taxes                                      557            780
Other current liabilities                              10,756         10,158
Current debt obligations                                   67          1,166

                                               -------------- --------------

  Total current liabilities                            25,556         29,310

Lines of credit                                        43,552         26,462
Long-term debt                                             72            118
Deferred tax liabilities                                9,410         10,185
Other long-term liabilities                             1,249          1,308
Stockholders' equity                                  155,994        146,043

                                               -------------- --------------

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity     $      235,833 $      213,426
                                               ============== ==============
                DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARIES
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
           FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 AND 2011
                           (Dollars in Thousands)
                                (unaudited)
                                                    2012           2011
                                               -------------  -------------
                                                (unaudited)
                                               -------------  -------------
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
  Net income                                   $       8,847  $       8,856
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net
   cash provided by operating activities -
    Depreciation (including capital lease
     amortization)                                     4,121          4,183
    Amortization of purchased intangible
     assets                                            4,584          4,324
    Amortization of deferred debt issuance
     costs                                                96            261
    Stock-based compensation                           2,838          2,535
    Deferred income tax benefit                         (763)        (1,904)
    (Gain) loss on disposal of property, plant
     and equipment                                       (32)            69
    Change in working capital, net                    (7,214)       (16,066)

                                               -------------  -------------
      Net cash provided by operating
       activities                                     12,477          2,258

                                               -------------  -------------
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
  Acquisition of property, plant and equipment       (10,526)        (4,364)
  Acquisition of TRX Industries                      (10,294)             -
  Change in other non-current assets                     152             20

                                               -------------  -------------
    Net cash used in investing activities            (20,668)        (4,344)

                                               -------------  -------------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
  Borrowings on lines of credit, net                  17,087          3,999
  Payments on long-term debt                          (1,157)          (633)
  Payments on capital lease obligations                  (53)          (233)
  Payment of dividends                                (1,614)        (1,596)
  Contribution from non-controlling
   stockholder                                             -             42
  Net proceeds from issuance of common stock              98             99
  Tax impact of stock-based compensation                  (5)          (109)

                                               -------------  -------------
    Net cash provided by financing activities         14,356          1,569

                                               -------------  -------------
EFFECTS OF EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH                        (60)            61

                                               -------------  -------------
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH
 EQUIVALENTS                                           6,105           (456)

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of the
 period                                                5,276          4,572
                                               -------------  -------------

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of the period   $      11,381  $       4,116
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                DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARIES
         RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASUREMENTS TO MOST
               DIRECTLY COMPARABLE GAAP FINANCIAL MEASUREMENTS
                           (Dollars in thousands)
                                 (unaudited)
                                  Three months ended     Nine months ended
                                     September 30,         September 30,
                                 --------------------  --------------------
                                    2012       2011       2012       2011
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Explosive Metalworking           $  29,771  $  33,396  $  84,680  $  95,221
Oilfield Products                   18,044     18,790     57,941     51,563
AMK Welding                          2,334      2,704      6,427      7,846

                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Net sales                        $  50,149  $  54,890  $ 149,048  $ 154,630
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========

Explosive Metalworking           $   5,451  $   4,599  $  13,138  $  11,758
Oilfield Products                    1,139      1,881      4,886      3,964
AMK Welding                            386        572        463      1,742
Unallocated expenses                (1,826)    (1,386)    (5,551)    (4,405)

                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Income (loss) from operations    $   5,150  $   5,666  $  12,936  $  13,059
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
                          For the three months ended September 30, 2012
                     ------------------------------------------------------
                       Explosive   Oilfield     AMK    Unallocated
                      Metalworking Products   Welding   Expenses     Total
                     ------------- --------  -------- ------------  -------
                                           (unaudited)

Income from
 operations          $       5,451 $  1,139  $    386 $     (1,826) $ 5,150
Adjustments:
  Net income
   attributable to
   non-controlling
   interest                      -       (3)        -            -       (3)
  Stock-based
   compensation                  -        -         -          903      903
  Depreciation                 857      397       138                 1,392
  Amortization of
   purchased
   intangibles                 500    1,020         -            -    1,520

                     ------------- --------  -------- ------------  -------
Adjusted EBITDA      $       6,808 $  2,553  $    524 $       (923) $ 8,962
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                          For the three months ended September 30, 2011
                     ------------------------------------------------------
                       Explosive   Oilfield     AMK    Unallocated
                      Metalworking Products   Welding   Expenses     Total
                     ------------- --------  -------- ------------  -------
                                           (unaudited)

Income from
 operations          $       4,599 $  1,881  $    572 $     (1,386) $ 5,666
Adjustments:
  Net loss
   attributable to
   non-controlling
   interest                      -       13         -            -       13
  Stock-based
   compensation                  -        -         -          872      872
  Depreciation                 901      516       138            -    1,555
  Amortization of
   purchased
   intangibles                 565      883         -            -    1,448

                     ------------- --------  -------- ------------  -------
Adjusted EBITDA      $       6,065 $  3,293  $    710 $       (514) $ 9,554
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                DYNAMIC MATERIALS CORPORATION & SUBSIDIARIES
         RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASUREMENTS TO MOST
               DIRECTLY COMPARABLE GAAP FINANCIAL MEASUREMENTS
                           (Dollars in thousands)
                                 (unaudited)

                          For the nine months ended September 30, 2012
                     ------------------------------------------------------
                       Explosive   Oilfield     AMK    Unallocated
                      Metalworking Products   Welding   Expenses     Total
                     ------------- --------  -------- ------------  -------
                                           (unaudited)

Income from
 operations          $      13,138 $  4,886  $    463 $     (5,551) $12,936
Adjustments:
  Net income
   attributable to
   non-controlling
   interest                      -      (13)        -            -      (13)
  Stock-based
   compensation                  -        -         -        2,838    2,838
  Depreciation               2,601    1,133       387            -    4,121
  Amortization of
   purchased
   intangibles               1,536    3,048         -            -    4,584

                     ------------- --------  -------- ------------  -------
Adjusted EBITDA      $      17,275 $  9,054  $    850 $     (2,713) $24,466
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                          For the nine months ended September 30, 2011
                     ------------------------------------------------------
                       Explosive   Oilfield     AMK    Unallocated
                      Metalworking Products   Welding   Expenses     Total
                     ------------- --------  -------- ------------  -------
                                           (unaudited)

Income from
 operations          $      11,758 $  3,964  $  1,742 $     (4,405) $13,059
Adjustments:
Net loss
 attributable to
 non-controlling
 interest                        -       36         -            -       36
Stock-based
 compensation                    -        -         -        2,535    2,535
Depreciation                 2,734    1,070       379            -    4,183
Amortization of
 purchased
 intangibles                 1,685    2,639         -            -    4,324

                     ------------- --------  -------- ------------  -------
Adjusted EBITDA      $      16,177 $  7,709  $  2,121 $     (1,870) $24,137
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                                  Three months ended     Nine months ended
                                     September 30,         September 30,
                                 --------------------  --------------------
                                    2012       2011       2012       2011
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Net income attributable to DMC   $   3,754  $   4,273  $   8,834  $   8,892
  Interest expense                     216        326        622      1,222
  Interest income                      (16)        (1)       (25)        (4)
  Provision for income taxes         1,373      1,072      3,882      2,637
  Depreciation                       1,392      1,555      4,121      4,183
  Amortization of purchased
   intangible assets                 1,520      1,448      4,584      4,324

                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
EBITDA                               8,239      8,673     22,018     21,254
  Stock-based compensation             903        872      2,838      2,535
  Other (income) expense, net         (180)         9       (390)       348

                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted EBITDA                  $   8,962  $   9,554  $  24,466  $  24,137
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