St. Joe narrows Q3 loss to US$2.4M from US$13.1M last year; results include one-time income of US$5.5M from reduced liability for retiree benefits

WATERSOUND, Florida , November 4, 2011 (press release) – The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) today announced a Net Loss for the third quarter of 2011 of $(2.4) million, or $(0.03) per share, compared to a Net Loss of $(13.1) million, or $(0.14) per share, for the third quarter of 2010. For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, St. Joe reported a Net Loss of $(1.7) million, or $(0.02) per share, compared to a Net Loss of $(33.2) million, or $(0.36) per share, during the same period of 2010.

Results for the three months ended September 30, 2011 included one-time, non-cash income of $5.5 million from the reduction of a retiree benefit liability. Also included in third quarter results were restructuring charges, as well as pension settlement and curtailment charges related to restructurings, totaling $3.5 million. By comparison, in the third quarter of 2010, the Company had charges of $8.8 million as a reserve for litigation, $2.6 million for legal and clean-up costs resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and $1.7 million related to restructurings.

During the third quarter, the Company announced its build-to-suit transaction with ITT Corporation within VentureCrossings Enterprise Centre at West Bay, and continued its capital investment in the Breakfast Point, RiverTown and VentureCrossings projects.

Park Brady, St. Joe's Chief Executive Officer said, "This has certainly been a challenging year for our Company. We have transitioned to a new Board of Directors, a new CEO and a new management team, while at the same time significantly reducing the company's expense structure. We will continue to look for ways to reduce expenses and review all of our assets and projects. We expect to present a new strategic plan for going forward by the Annual Shareholders Meeting in 2012. I continue to be excited about our future and the management team is committed to maximizing shareholder value."

At September 30, 2011, St. Joe had cash of $188.2 million, pledged treasury securities of $23.8 million and debt of $52.4 million, $23.8 million of which is defeased debt. The Company believes that its current cash position and anticipated cash flows will be sufficient to meet its currently anticipated liquidity requirements and capital needs.

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