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Quanex Sells Piper Impact

HOUSTON, Jan. 25, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE:NX) today announced the sale of Piper Impact, the Company's cold forged impact extrusion business, to Piper Metal Forming Corporation, a privately held company. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Quanex Corporation 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 www.quanex.com.

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CONTACT:

Quanex Corporation
Jeff Galow, 713/877-5327
Valerie Calvert, 713/877-5305

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