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Worthington Industries Announces New Investor Relations Position


Columbus, Ohio, August 31, 1999 -- Worthington Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: WTHG) today announced the appointment of Allison McFerren Sanders as Director of Investor Relations.

Sanders comes to Worthington from Comerica Incorporated in Michigan where she was First Vice President, Investor Relations for the bank holding company. She was the sole IR professional for Comerica and held that position during a period of strategic redirection for the company during which the stock price rose 55 percent.

"We are pleased to have an investor relations professional of Allison's caliber join the Worthington team," said John T. Baldwin, Vice President and CFO. "Allison will bring a focused approach to this important position as we continue to strengthen our position in the steel processing and metals related industries."

Worthington Industries is a leading diversified metal processing company with annual sales of $1.8 billion. The Columbus, Ohio based Company is North America's premier value-added steel processor, a leader in manufactured metal products including pressure cylinders, metal framing, metal ceiling grid systems and laser welded blanks. The Company employs 7,500 people and operates 53 facilities in 11 countries.

Founded in 1955, the Company operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. This philosophy, an unwavering commitment to the customer, and one of the strongest employee/employer partnerships in American industry serve as the Company's foundation.

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Cathy Mayne Lyttle


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