Exhibit 99.1



Barnes Group Inc.
123 Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010

NEWS RELEASE

            
BARNES GROUP INC. REPORTS
FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2011
FINANCIAL RESULTS

Fourth quarter sales of $283 million, up 9.7%; full year sales up 13.7% to $1,169 million

Fourth quarter diluted EPS from Continuing Operations of $0.43, up 87%; full year diluted EPS from Continuing Operations up 71% to $1.64

Successful divestiture of the Barnes Distribution Europe businesses in fourth quarter

2012 EPS from Continuing Operations guidance of $1.78 to $1.93 per diluted share

BRISTOL, Conn., February 17, 2012
- Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), a diversified global manufacturer and logistics services company, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011. Fourth quarter 2011 sales totaled $283.3 million, up 9.7% from $258.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Income from continuing operations was $23.8 million or $0.43 per diluted share, up 86% from the fourth quarter of 2010.
During the fourth quarter of 2011, Barnes Group completed the sale of its Barnes Distribution Europe (BDE) businesses which were comprised of the Company's European KENT, Toolcom and BD France distribution businesses and reported within the Company's Logistics and Manufacturing Services segment. The financial results of BDE, including the loss on sale for the periods presented, have been segregated and treated as discontinued operations for reporting purposes. For the year, the loss from discontinued operations, net of tax, was $26.9 million, or ($0.48) per diluted share. The loss on sale of $26.1 million includes a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $16.8 million.
For the full year 2011, Barnes Group generated sales of $1,169 million, up 13.7%. Income from continuing operations was $91.6 million, or $1.64 per diluted share, compared to $54.0 million, or $0.96 per diluted share in 2010.
“Barnes Group's fourth quarter results cap a strong year of performance for our Company,” said Gregory F. Milzcik, Barnes Group Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer. “We generated solid organic growth with meaningful margin flow-through leading to an expansion in operating margins to 10.9%, up 250 basis points for the year. Coupled with our continuing focus on profitable growth and improved productivity, we delivered a 70% increase in income from continuing operations for 2011. In addition, we exit 2011 having achieved strong fourth quarter earnings per share from continuing operations, and a healthy backlog of $582 million, up 21% from 2010.”



The following information was filed by Barnes Group Inc (B) on Friday, February 17, 2012 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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