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Worthington Industries Named to Fortune's List of 100 Best Companies to Work for in America

01/21/2002

"It is a great honor to be included with some of this country's top businesses," said John P. McConnell, Worthington's Chairman & CEO. "We believe in a philosophy at Worthington that values people and I am pleased that our employees take pride in our company. We owe a great deal of our success to our employees' dedication and commitment, particularly in this difficult economic period."

Worthington Industries is a leading diversified metal processing company with annual sales of approximately $2 billion. The Columbus, Ohio, based company is North America's premier value-added steel processor and a leader in manufactured metal products such as automotive aftermarket stampings, pressure cylinders, metal framing, metal ceiling grid systems and laser welded blanks. The company employs 7,500 people and operates 59 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 partnerships in American industry serve as the company's foundation.

SOURCE Worthington Industries, Inc.

CONTACT:
Cathy Mayne Lyttle,
VP, Corporate Communications,
1-614-438-3077,
or
cmlyttle@WorthingtonIndustries.com,
or
Allison McFerren Sanders,
Director, Investor Relations,
1-614-840-3133,
or
asanders@WorthingtonIndustries.com,
both of Worthington Industries
URL: http://www.worthingtonindustries.com

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