General Cable Corporation Announces Commencement of Exchange Offer for its $325.0 Million of Senior Notes

    HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY., June 11 /CNW/ - General Cable Corporation (the
"Company"), (NYSE:  BGC), announced today that it has commenced an offer to the
holders of its $125 million principal amount Senior Floating Rate Notes due
2015 (CUSIP Nos. 369300AE8 and U36606AB4) and its $200 million principal
amount 7.125% Senior Fixed Rate Notes due 2017 (CUSIP Nos. 369300AF5 and
U36606AC2 (collectively, the "Exchange Notes") to exchange such notes for a
like principal amount of its Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2015, Series B and
its 7.125% Senior Fixed Rate Notes due 2017, Series B (the "New Notes"), which
have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The
Exchange Notes were sold to institutional investors in a private placement by
the Company which was completed in March 2007. The Company was required to
carry out the Exchange Offer under the terms of agreements entered into in the
private placement.

    The Exchange Offer is scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City
time, on July 20, 2007, unless extended by the Company. The exchange agent for
the exchange offer is U.S. Bank National Association.

    This press release is for informational purposes only and is not intended
to serve as a solicitation to buy securities or an offer to sell securities.
The Exchange Offer is being made, and the New Notes are being offered, solely
pursuant to the Prospectus dated June 11, 2007 and the related Letter of
Transmittal which more fully set forth the terms of the Exchange Offer. You
should rely only on the information contained in the Prospectus. The Company
has not authorized any person to provide information other than as set forth
in the Prospectus. Holders of the Exchange Notes may obtain further
information by calling the exchange agent at (800) 934-6802, or by facsimile
at (651) 495-8158.

    Certain statements in this press release, including without limitation,
statements regarding future financial results and performance, plans and
objectives, capital expenditures and the Company's or management's beliefs,
expectations or opinions, are forward-looking statements. Actual results may
differ materially from those statements as a result of factors, risks and
uncertainties over which the Company has no control. Such factors include the
Company's ability to maintain access to the capital markets to finance (on
terms favorable to the Company) the purchases of the notes tendered in the
offer, reliance on dividends and other transfers from subsidiaries to repay
indebtedness, ability to serve outstanding indebtedness, the Company's failure
to comply with covenants in existing and future financing arrangements,
covenants contained in existing indebtedness that restrict the Company's
business operations, downgrade in the Company's credit ratings, ability to
repurchase outstanding notes, ability to pay the conversion price on
convertible notes, the economic strength and competitive nature of the
geographic markets that the Company serves; economic, political and other
risks of maintaining facilities and selling products in foreign countries;
changes in industry standards and regulatory requirements; advancing
technologies, such as fiber optic and wireless technologies; volatility in the
price of copper and other raw materials, as well as fuel and energy and the
Company's ability to reflect such volatility in its selling prices;
interruption of supplies from the Company's key suppliers; the failure to
negotiate extensions of the Company's labor agreements on acceptable terms;
the Company's ability to increase manufacturing capacity and achieve
productivity improvements; the Company's dependence upon distributors and
retailers for non-exclusive sales of certain of the Company's products;
pricing pressures in the Company's end markets; the Company's ability to
maintain the uncommitted accounts payable or accounts receivable facilities in
its European operations; the impact of any additional charges in connection
with plant closures and the Company's inventory accounting practices; the
impact of certain asbestos litigation, unexpected judgments or settlements and
environmental liabilities; the ability to successfully identify, finance and
integrate acquisitions; the impact of terrorist attacks or acts of war which
may affect the markets in which the Company operates; the Company's ability to
retain key employees; the Company's ability to service debt requirements and
maintain adequate domestic and international credit facilities and credit
lines; the impact on the Company's operating results of its pension accounting
practices; the Company's ability to avoid limitations on utilization of net
losses for income tax purposes; volatility in the market price of the
Company's common stock all of which are more fully discussed in the Company's
Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March
1, 2007, as well as any current and periodic reports filed with the
Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the
result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made
to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the
occurrence of unanticipated events.

For further information:

For further information: General Cable Corporation Michael P. Dickerson,
859-572-8684 Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations

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