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REUTER REPORTS RECORD QUARTERLY REVENUES

 REUTER REPORTS RECORD QUARTERLY REVENUES
 HOPKINS, MINN., May 6 -- Reuter, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: REUT) announced


record revenues of $13,517,671 for the first quarter ended March 31, 1992, compared to $5,616,061 in the same period of 1991, an increase of 141 percent. The company reported a loss of $507,162 or 16 cents per share from continuing operations in the first quarter of 1992. This compares to a loss of $1,258,196 or 49 cents per share during the same period in 1991. The net loss after discontinued operations for the first quarter in 1992 was $543,678 or 17 cents per share compared to $1,262,275 or 49 cents per share for the same period in 1991.
 Joseph E. Blankenship, president and chief executive officer, said, "The increase in revenues came from all segments of our operations. Manufacturing shipments from our precision machining and container businesses have been at their highest levels in three years. In addition, our Florida plant has been in operation for the entire quarter, and processing volumes in our Eden Prairie plant have recovered to permitted levels."
 Blankenship added, "The loss for the first quarter is substantially due to excess costs being experienced by our Florida recycling and composting facility which is in its first year of operation. This is disappointing for us, and our challenge is to make improvements in this operation as the year progresses. We are receiving garbage at an average rate of 600 tons per day compared to the planned capacity of 667 tons per day. However, the biggest revenue shortfall from expectations has been in the level of income from recyclables. The amount of recyclable material in the waste stream has dropped from the time the plant was approved and the prices for these materials are much lower. In addition, we have experienced higher than expected disposal costs as we go through the initial operating learning curve. The higher disposal cost will continue into the second quarter while we repair some construction deficiencies."
 Blankenship stated that, "We expect that the volume of garbage received will increase in the third quarter as communities react to the higher recycling goals stipulated by state and local authorities." On a more positive note Blankenship commented on the Eden Prairie operations, "We were profitable at EPR, Inc. in March, but had a small operating loss for the quarter. We are currently operating at permitted capacity as we continue to ship fuel pellets to a utility in South Dakota. Landfill abatement percentages have been above the mid-1993 goal of 70 percent which is being achieved by taking a part of our processed residue to the Hennepin County incinerator."
 Blankenship continued, "Precision Manufacturing revenues were more than double the first quarter of last year due to increased shipments to Seagate Technology. We expect shipments in the second quarter to be lower than the first quarter, but to rebound for the remainder of the year. Container shipments were also more than double the same period in 1991. We see the level of shipments in this division continuing to be strong throughout the second quarter."
 Headquartered in Hopkins, the company owns and operates a waste processing and recycling facility in Eden Prairie, Minn., and a recycling and composting facility in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The company also manufactures computer disk drive spindles, other machined items, and plastic refuse containers, and owns and operates a refuse collection system in Louisiana. The common stock of Reuter, Inc. is traded in the NASDAQ National Market System with the symbol REUT.
 REUTER, INC.
 Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 1992 1991
 Revenues $13,517,671 $5,616,061
 Income (loss) from continuing
 operations (507,162) (1,258,196)
 Income (loss) from discontinued
 operations ( 36,516) ( 4,079)
 Net income (loss) (543,678) (1,262,275)
 Earnings per share:
 From continuing operations $(.16) $(.49)
 From discontinued operations (.01) --
 Net income (.17) (.49)
 Average shares outstanding 3,158,643 2,561,833
 -0- 5/6/92
 /CONTACT: Curt Swenson of Swenson Falker Eilertsen, 612-371-0000 or Joseph Blankenship of Reuter, 612-935-6921/
 (REUT) CO: Reuter, Inc. ST: Minnesota IN: SU: ERN


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