Libbey Inc. to Present at Longbow Research Paper & Packaging Conference 2008

11/04/2008

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Libbey Inc. (NYSE: LBY) today announced that it will participate in the Longbow Research Paper & Packaging Conference to be held on Thursday, November 6, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Libbey Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Meier, and Libbey Vice President and Treasurer, Ken Boerger, will give a formal presentation on Thursday, November 6th, at 11:25 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The event will be webcast and available on the Company's website, http://www.libbey.com. A replay of the presentation will be available November 6th.

    Libbey Inc.:

-- is the largest manufacturer of glass tableware in the western hemisphere and one of the largest glass tableware manufacturers in the world;

-- is expanding its international presence with facilities in China, Mexico, the Netherlands and Portugal;

-- is the leading manufacturer of tabletop products for the U.S. foodservice industry; and

-- supplies products to foodservice, retail, industrial and business-to-business customers in over 100 countries.

Based in Toledo, Ohio, for 120 years, Libbey operates glass tableware manufacturing plants in the United States in Louisiana and Ohio, as well as in Mexico, China, Portugal and the Netherlands. Its Crisa subsidiary, located in Monterrey, Mexico, is the leading producer of glass tableware in Mexico and Latin America. Its Royal Leerdam subsidiary, located in Leerdam, Netherlands, is among the world leaders in producing and selling glass stemware to retail, foodservice and industrial clients. Its Crisal subsidiary, located in Portugal, provides an expanded presence in Europe. Its Syracuse China subsidiary designs, manufactures and distributes an extensive line of high-quality ceramic dinnerware, principally for foodservice establishments in the United States. Its World Tableware subsidiary imports and sells a full-line of metal flatware and holloware and an assortment of ceramic dinnerware and other tabletop items principally for foodservice establishments in the United States. Its Traex subsidiary, located in Wisconsin, designs, manufactures and distributes an extensive line of plastic items for the foodservice industry. In 2007, Libbey Inc.'s net sales totaled $814.2 million.

SOURCE Libbey Inc. 11/04/2008
CONTACT: Kenneth Boerger, VP, Treasurer, 1-419-325-2279,
or
Greg Geswein, VP, Chief Financial Officer, 1-419-325-2451,
both of Libbey Inc. Web site: http://www.libbey.com (LBY)

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