February 25, 2000

Quanex Corporation Invites You to Join Its First Quarter Conference Call on the Web

HOUSTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Quanex Corporation (NYSE: NX) first-quarter earnings release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on February 28, 2000, at 10:00 am Central Standard Time.

     What:     Quanex 1st Quarter Earnings Conference Call with
               Vernon E. Oechsle, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive

     When:     February 28, 2000, 10:00 am CST

     Where:    http://www.videonewswire.com/QUANEX/022800/

     How:      Live over the Internet- Log onto the web at the address above

     Contact:  Valerie Calvert of Quanex Corporation, 713-961-4600

Quanex is a technological leader in the production of value-added engineered steel bars, aluminum flat-rolled products, and engineered, formed- metal products for transportation, capital equipment, homebuilding and remodeling, food packaging, defense and other industries. The company was founded in 1927 and its stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NX. For more information, call or visit the company's web site at www.quanex.com.

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on the Web site www.quanex.com. The call will be archived at http://www.quanex.com/html/inve/fitaMain.asp. The call will also be archived at www.prnewswire.com.

(Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The RealPlayer software, downloadable free from www.real.com/products/player/index.html, and at least a 14.4Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening to the broadcast, send an email to webmaster@vdat.com.)
SOURCE Quanex Corporation
Web site: http: //www.quanex.com
Photo: http: //www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990517/NXLOGO PRN Photo Desk, 888-776-6555 or 201-369-3467
CONTACT: Valerie Calvert of Quanex Corporation, 713-961-4600
Audio: http: //www.videonewswire.com/QUANEX/022800
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