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Worthington Industries Declares Quarterly Dividend


COLUMBUS, OH, Mar 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The board of directors of Worthington Industries, Inc. has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on June 29, 2012, to shareholders of record June 15, 2012. This marks the 178th consecutive quarter that Worthington has paid a dividend since it became a public company in 1968.

Worthington Industries is a leading diversified metals manufacturing company with 2011 fiscal year sales of $2.4 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, 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 9,500 people and operates 79 facilities in 12 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 Commission.

CONTACTS: Cathy M. Lyttle VP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations Phone: (614) 438-3077 E-mail: Email Contact Sonya L. Higginbotham Director, Corporate Communications Phone: (614) 438-7391 E-mail: Email Contact

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