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VERNON E. OECHSLE NAMED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR QUANEX

 HOUSTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE: NX), a leading manufacturer of specialized metal products, today announced the appointment of Vernon E. Oechsle as executive vice president and chief operating officer of its nationwide steel and aluminum operations, effective Aug. 1. The position had been unfilled since Robert C. Snyder moved up to chief executive officer in October 1992.
 Prior to joining Quanex, Oechsle served as executive vice president and COO with the automotive sector of Allied-Signal, Inc., in Southfield, Mich., where he headed seven business units responsible for over $4 billion in total revenue. Additionally, he held a number of positions during his 26 years with Dana Corporation in Toledo, Ohio, the last being group president where he had worldwide sales and manufacturing responsibility for the vehicle OEM market. As group president, Oechsle managed divisions with sales of over $2 billion and over 12,000 employees. During his years with Dana, he also served as president and CEO of Hayes-Dana, Inc., a publicly traded Canadian subsidiary of Dana Corporation with sales of nearly $450 million.
 Oechsle, a graduate of Bowling Green University, will relocate to Quanex Corporate offices in Houston where he will have the operating responsibilities for the company's 14 steel bar, tube, and aluminum building products facilities around the United States.
 "Mr. Oechsle has a great deal of experience in areas that are major markets for Quanex, and he will be a valuable addition to the senior management of our organization," said Robert C. Snyder, Quanex's chief executive officer.
 Quanex is a technological leader in the manufacture of steel and aluminum specialized metal products for transportation, capital equipment, home building and remodeling and energy processing markets.
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 /CONTACT: Ann Meador of Quanex Corporation, 713-961-4600/
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