Worthington Hires Vice President of Centers of Excellence and Innovation

Worthington Hires Vice President of Centers of Excellence and Innovation 
COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 --  Worthington Industries,
Inc. (NYSE: WOR) announced today that Michael Luh has been hired as
vice president of Centers of Excellence and Innovation for
Worthington Industries. Luh is a 20-year veteran of Procter & Gamble
(P&G), leading product innovation for P&G's largest brands.  
"P&G is world-renowned for its innovation and Michael played a
significant role in developing it as part of their culture," said
Chairman and CEO John McConnell. "His ability to successfully drive
change and produce innovative thought will benefit all of our
Worthington Industries' Centers of Excellence was formed in 2011,
focused on improvements in operations, sales and supply chain
management, initiated by the Company's transformation. The Centers of
Excellence drives innovation and efficiencies throughout the Company
with the goal of producing substantial and sustainable increases in
performance at all levels. 
Luh, 49, most recently was the associate design director of Household
Care New Business Creation for P&G working on brands such as Tide(R),
Swiffer(R) and Charmin(R). He was co-director of P&G's clay street
project, a companywide innovation and problem-solving process, for
six years where his work resulted in the successful re-launch of the
Herbal Essences(R) and Pampers(R) brands. He also led the reinvention
of P&G's packaging process, the largest manufacturing process shift
in P&G history. Luh is a regular guest lecturer at Virginia
Commonwealth University's Da Vinci Program and has authored a number
of patents. He has a master's degree in industrial design from the
University of Cincinnati and master's and bachelor's degrees in
mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.  
About Worthington Industries
 Worthington Industries is a leading
diversified metals manufacturing company with 2012 fiscal year sales
of $2.5 billion. The Columbus, Ohio based company is North America's
premier value-added steel processor and a leader in manufactured
pressure cylinders, such as propane, oxygen and helium tanks, hand
torches, refrigerant and industrial cylinders, camping cylinders,
exploration, recovery and production products for global energy
markets; scuba tanks, and compressed natural gas storage cylinders;
custom-engineered open and enclosed cabs and operator stations for
heavy mobile equipment; framing systems for mid-rise buildings; steel
pallets and racks; and through joint ventures, suspension grid
systems for concealed and lay-in panel ceilings, current and past
model automotive service stampings, laser welded blanks, and light
gauge steel framing for commercial and residential construction.
Worthington employs approximately 10,000 people and operates 82
facilities in 11 countries. 
Founded in 1955, the Company operates under a long-standing corporate
philosophy rooted in the golden rule. Earning money for its
shareholders is the first corporate goal. This philosophy serves as
an unwavering commitment to the customer, supplier, and shareholder,
and it serves as the Company's foundation for one of the strongest
employee-employer partnerships in American industry. 
Safe Harbor Statement
 The company wishes to take advantage of the
Safe Harbor provisions included in the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995 ("the Act"). Statements by the company which are
not historical information constitute "forward-looking statements"
within the meaning of the Act. All forward-looking statements are
subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results
to differ from those projected. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially include risks described from time to
time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
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Cathy M. Lyttle
VP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Phone: (614) 438-3077
E-mail: Cathy.Lyttle@WorthingtonIndustries.com  
Sonya L. Higginbotham
Director, Corporate Communications
Phone: (614) 438-7391
E-mail: Sonya.Higginbotham@WorthingtonIndustries.com 
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