March 18, 2002

Quanex Announces New Corporate Website

HOUSTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE: NX), an industry-leading manufacturer of engineered materials and components for the Vehicular Products and Building Products markets, announced today that it has released a new corporate website at .

"The newly revised site is now consistent with our market-driven strategy that focuses on the Vehicular and Building Products markets," said Ray Jean, Quanex Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The site offers information on our vision to protect, nurture and grow our core businesses. It also provides a wealth of other information about Quanex including press releases, financial data, and links to our business units."

The new site has an automatic news alert option that sends out instant e-mails of Quanex news releases. Information on the Quanex Direct Stock Purchase Plan, which allows purchase of the common stock directly through the company, is also available.

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