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Quanex Building Products Corporation Elects William C. Griffiths to Its Board of Directors

HOUSTON, Feb. 26, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) today announced that, at its regularly scheduled board meeting, it elected William C. Griffiths to serve on the Board of Directors.

Mr. Griffiths is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Champion Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:CHB), a $1 billion producer of modular and manufactured housing based in Troy, Michigan. Mr. Griffiths has a broad range of experience that includes international business, successful acquisition integration, lean manufacturing and residential construction, all of which are applicable to Quanex Building Products.

"We are very pleased to welcome Bill Griffiths to the Quanex Board of Directors and we look forward to applying his expertise to our business, especially in the areas of commercial and global business development," said David Petratis, chairman and chief executive officer of Quanex.

Prior to joining Champion Enterprises, Mr. Griffiths held senior leadership roles at SPX Corporation, a Fortune 500 provider of solutions to transportation, automotive, power generation, manufacturing, and other industries. Mr. Griffiths graduated with a BS with Honors in Mining Engineering from the University of London.

Corporate Profile

Quanex Building Products Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of value-added, engineered materials and components serving the building products markets. It is an ROIC-driven company that grows shareholder returns through a combination of organic growth via new products and programs and strategic acquisitions.

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