Dorel declares quarterly dividend


    MONTREAL, Jan. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B DII.A)
today announced it has declared a regular quarterly dividend of US$0.125 per
share on the outstanding number of the Company's Class A Multiple Voting
Shares, Class B Subordinate Voting Shares and Deferred Share Units. The
dividend is payable on February 11, 2008 to shareholders of record as at the
close of business on February 1st, 2008.


    Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) is a global consumer products
company engaged in the designing, manufacturing and marketing of a diverse
portfolio of powerful consumer brands, sold through its Juvenile, Home
Furnishings, and Recreational/Leisure segments. Headquartered in Montreal and
with significant operations in the United States and Europe, Dorel employs
approximately 4,700 people in 15 countries. Annual sales are US$1.8 billion
and are made in over 60 countries worldwide.
    US operations include Dorel Juvenile Group, which markets the Cosco and
Safety 1st brands as well as Eddie Bauer and Disney Baby licensed products;
Ameriwood Industries, which markets ready-to-assemble furniture products under
the Ameriwood, Carina, SystemBuild, Altra Furniture and Ridgewood brands;
Cosco Home & Office, which markets home/office products under the Cosco brand
and Samsonite license as well as home healthcare products under the Cosco
Ability Essentials and Adepta brands; and Pacific Cycle, which markets several
brands including Schwinn, Mongoose, GT, InSTEP, Playsafe and Roadmaster. In
Canada, Dorel operates Dorel Distribution Canada, Ridgewood Industries and
Dorel Home Products. Dorel Europe markets juvenile products throughout Europe,
under the Bébé Confort, Maxi-Cosi, Quinny, Safety 1st, Babidéal, Mon Bébé and
Baby Relax brands. Dorel Asia sources and imports home furnishings products.
Dorel is the majority owner of IGC Dorel Pty Ltd, a manufacturer and
distributor of juvenile products in Australia, whose two principal brands are
Bertini and Mother's Choice. Dorel also has eight offices in China,
headquartered in Shanghai, which oversee the sourcing, engineering and
logistics of the Company's Asian supplier chain.

    Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    Except for historical information provided herein, this press release may
contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the
future performance of Dorel Industries Inc. These statements are based on
suppositions and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible
evaluation of future events. The business of the Company and these
forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ from expected results. Important
factors which could cause such differences may include, without excluding
other considerations, increases in raw material costs, particularly for key
input factors such as particle board and resins; increases in ocean freight
container costs; failure of new products to meet demand expectations; changes
to the Company's effective income tax rate as a result of changes in the
anticipated geographic mix of revenues; the impact of price pressures exerted
by competitors, and settlements for product liability cases which exceed the
Company's insurance coverage limits. A description of the above mentioned
items and certain additional risk factors are discussed in the Company's
Annual MD&A and Annual Information Form, filed with the securities regulatory
authorities in Canada and the U.S. The risk factors outlined in the previously
mentioned documents are specifically incorporated herein by reference. The
Company's business, financial condition, or operating results could be
materially adversely affected if any of these risks and uncertainties were to
materialize. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual

For further information:

For further information: MaisonBrison: Rick Leckner, (514) 731-0000;
Dorel Industries Inc.: Jeffrey Schwartz, (514) 934-3034

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