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Kevin Delaney Joins Quanex Corporation as Vice President - General Counsel

HOUSTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE: NX) announced today that Kevin Delaney has joined the Company as Vice President - General Counsel. He will report directly to Raymond A. Jean, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quanex.

In his new position, Delaney is responsible for providing legal guidance for Quanex and leading the corporate human resources functions, including benefits and compensation, employee relations and crisis communications.

Delaney brings to Quanex significant experience in business leadership, and corporate general counsel and compliance. Before joining Quanex, Delaney served as Chief Counsel for Trane Residential Systems, a business of American Standard Companies Inc., in Tyler, Texas. Mr. Delaney also served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of American Standard Inc. and provided counsel to Trane's international operations. Prior to that, he was Vice President - General Counsel for GS Roofing Products Company and Senior Attorney for GTE Directories Corporation.

"With Kevin's strong legal experience and leadership skills Quanex is strengthening its top management team to reach its long term objectives," said Ray Jean. "We look forward to Kevin's contributions."

Delaney graduated from Austin College with a B.A. in Political Science and received his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Texas and is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association.

Quanex Corporation 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. For further information visit the Company website at .

Contacts: Jeff Galow, 713/877-5327

Valerie Calvert, 713/877-5305

SOURCE Quanex Corporation