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Quanex Corporation Announces Webcast

HOUSTON, Sept. 11, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Quanex (NYSE:NX) announced today that Chairman and CEO Raymond A. Jean will make a presentation at the Davenport & Co. Metals & Mining Symposium on September 13, 2006.

On Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at 10:10 a.m. Eastern, the live webcast of Mr. Jean's presentation will be available on the Company website at The archived webcast will also remain available on the Internet for about one month.

Quanex is an industry-leading manufacturer of engineered materials and components for the vehicular products and building products markets. For further information, visit the Company's website at

The Quanex Corporation logo is available at

Statements that use the words "expect," "should," "may," "could," "will," "might," or similar words reflecting future expectations or beliefs are forward-looking statements. The statements above are based on Quanex's current expectations. Actual results or events may differ materially from this release. Factors that could impact future results may include, without limitation, the effect of both domestic and global economic conditions, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and the availability and cost of raw materials. For a more complete discussion of factors that may affect the Company's future performance, please refer to the Company's most recent 10-K filing of December 21, 2004, under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in particular the sections titled, "Private Securities Litigation Reform Act" contained therein.

CONTACT: Quanex Corporation
Jeff Galow
(713) 877-5327
Valerie Calvert
(713) 877-5305