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Quanex Building Products Corporation Announces Departure of Nichols Aluminum President

HOUSTON, June 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX), a leading manufacturer of engineered materials, components and systems serving domestic and international window and door OEMs through its Engineered Products and Aluminum Sheet Products groups, today announced that Thomas A. Brackmann, President of Nichols Aluminum, is no longer with the company. Mr. David D. Petratis, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, will serve as Nichols' Interim President until a successor is announced.

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