August 26, 2002

Webcast Alert: Quanex Corporation Announces Its 3rd Quarter Earnings Conference Call Webcast

HOUSTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE: NX) announces the following Webcast:

     What:     Quanex Corporation 3rd Quarter Earnings Conference Call

     When:     August 30, 2002 @ 11:00 AM Eastern


     How:      Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at the
               address above.

     Contact:  Valerie Calvert of Quanex Corporation, (800) 231-8176, ext 5305

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived at . To access the replay, click on the conference call link on the homepage.

Quanex is an industry leading manufacturer of engineered materials and components for the vehicular products and building products markets. The company was founded in 1927 and its stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NX.

(Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The Windows Media Player software, downloadable free from and at least a 28.8Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening to the broadcast, send an email to .)

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