updated 9/27/2010 5:16:42 PM ET 2010-09-27T21:16:42

HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) today announced that it elected Curtis M. "Curt" Stevens to serve on its Board of Directors, effective October 1, 2010. Stevens, 58, is currently the Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX), a Nashville-based building materials manufacturer specializing in products for floors, walls and roofs with revenues of $1.1 billion in 2009. Louisiana-Pacific, like Quanex, participates in the U.S. residential building markets.

"Mr. Stevens' extensive financial background and his experience with numerous acquisitions and their successful integrations will add to our board strength. He also has leadership experience in areas that we are eager to utilize such as strategy, supply chain management and information technology," said David Petratis, chairman and chief executive officer of Quanex Building Products.

"Curt is a highly respected financial executive who also possesses significant operational acumen," commented Quanex Building Products' Lead Director Joseph Rupp. "His involvement in Quanex's target markets suggests that he will be able to provide valuable guidance."

Stevens has served as Chief Financial Officer of Louisiana Pacific for the past thirteen years and Executive Vice President, Administration for the last eight. Prior to that, he spent 14 years in various financial and operational positions at Planar Systems, a flat-panel display products manufacturer, where he also sat on the board for five years. Stevens graduated with a B.A. in Economics and M.B.A. in Finance from University of California at Los Angeles ("UCLA").

Corporate Profile

Quanex Building Products Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of value-added, engineered materials and components serving the building products markets. It is an ROIC-driven company that grows shareholder returns through a combination of organic growth via new products and programs and strategic acquisitions.

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For general information about Quanex, visit our website at www.quanex.com.

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