February 24, 2003

Webcast Alert: Quanex Corporation Invites You to Join Its 2003 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call on the Web

HOUSTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In conjunction with Quanex Corporation's (NYSE: NX) First Quarter 2003 earnings announcement, scheduled for release on February 26, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on February 27, 2003 at 11:00am Eastern Time with Raymond A. Jean, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quanex.

     What:     Quanex Corporation 2003 First Quarter Conference Call

     When:     February 27, 2003 at 11:00am Eastern Time

     Where:    http://www.firstcallevents.com/service/ajwz374768391gf12.html

     How:      Live over the Internet -- Log on to the web at the address

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

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.

If you are unable to listen to the live webcast, the call will be archived on the Quanex site at www.quanex.com . To access the replay, click on the conference call link at the home page.

(Minimum requirements to listen to the broadcast: The Windows Media Player software, downloadable free from: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/EN/default.asp , and at least a 28.8 Kbps connection to the internet. If you experience problems listening to the broadcast, send an email to webcastsupport@tfprn.com .)

SOURCE Quanex Corporation