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Quanex Webcast of Fiscal 2008 First Quarter Results Conference Call

HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- In conjunction with Quanex Corporation's (NYSE:NX) fiscal 2008 first quarter earnings scheduled for release after market hours on February 28, 2008, you are invited to listen to the conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on February 29, 2008, with Raymond A. Jean, chairman and chief executive officer of Quanex.

What: Quanex Corporation 2008 Fiscal First Quarter Results
Conference Call

When: Friday, February 29, 2008, 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Where: http://www.quanex.com

How: Live over the Internet -- Log on to the Company website.

The live and archived calls will be available on the Quanex site at http://www.quanex.com. To access the calls, click on the conference call link from the home page.

Quanex is an industry leading manufacturer of value-added engineered materials and components for the vehicular products and building products markets. The stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NX.

The Quanex Corporation logo is available at http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=1117

This press release may be deemed to be soliciting material relating to the proposed merger transaction between Quanex Corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Gerdau S.A. In connection with the proposed merger, Quanex will file a proxy statement and other relevant documents concerning the proposed merger with the SEC. Investors and securities holders of Quanex are urged to read the proxy statement when it becomes available because that document will contain important information about the proposed merger. The definitive proxy statement will be mailed to Quanex stockholders. Investors and security holders may obtain a copy of such documents free of charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies of such documents may also be obtained free of charge from Quanex's website at www.quanex.com.

CONTACT: Quanex Corporation
Valerie Calvert
713-877-5305

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