Quanex Names William C. Griffiths as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Quanex Names William C. Griffiths as Chairman, President and Chief Executive
Officer

HOUSTON, July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quanex Building Products Corporation
(NYSE:NX), an industry-leading manufacturer of value added, engineered
materials and components serving the energy-efficient building products
markets, announced today that its Board of directors has elected William C.
Griffiths, 61, as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quanex,
effective July 9, 2013. Mr. Griffiths has served on the Board since 2009 and
succeeds David D. Petratis who resigned to accept a position with another
company.

William C. Griffiths
  William C. Griffiths

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"Bill is a seasoned executive with experience in a wide range of industries
including building products. He has been a valued contributor during his
tenure on the Board and we look forward to his leadership of Quanex," said
Joseph D. Rupp, Lead Director, on behalf of the Board. "The Board is delighted
in having Bill to be Quanex's next CEO, as he is very familiar with the
operations and strategic direction of the company."

"Bill is the right executive to be the next CEO of Quanex as the management
team focuses on making Quanex a significant force in the Building Products
industry," said Susan F. Davis, Quanex Board member and Chairperson of the
Management Development & Compensation Committee. "He is a well-rounded leader
with a track record of positioning businesses under his stewardship with
leading-edge manufacturing capabilities and driving impressive growth.His
process based, results-oriented management style and knowledge of the building
products industry will be invaluable as he drives growth at Quanex."

"I am excited to be leading Quanex Building Products," said Griffiths."I have
enjoyed working with Dave as he and the Board developed Quanex's strategy over
the past five years.We wish him the very best and thank him for his past
service.My focus will be to continue to execute on that strategy and deliver
superior customer service to our customers and long-term value to our
shareholders.I look forward to working with the leadership team as we
continue building strength across all of Quanex."

Mr. Griffiths was most recently the Managing Director and member of the Board
of Directors of Sealine International Ltd., a privately held manufacturer of
motor yachts based in the United Kingdom, until June 2013.Prior to joining
Sealine, he served as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Champion
Enterprises, Inc., a producer of modular and manufactured housing, and
President – Fluid Systems Division of SPX Corporation, a global multi-industry
company.Mr. Griffiths also served as a member of the Board of Wolverine Tube,
Inc. from 2005 to 2007.He graduated from the University of London with a BS
with Honors in Mining Engineering.In addition, Mr. Griffiths is a graduate of
the Harvard Business School's PMD executive education program and serves as an
Advisory Board Member for Graduate Studies and Research at the University of
Notre Dame.

Quanex Building Products Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of
value-added, engineered products and components, serving the energy-efficient
building products markets.Quanex is committed to bringing innovative products
and solutions to our markets through passionate people, powerful brands,
creative thinking and, above all, integrity.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Marty Ketelaar
         713-877-5402
         martin.ketelaar@quanex.com
        
         Media Contact:
         Valerie Calvert
         713-877-5305
         valerie.calvert@quanex.com

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