SOURCE: Worthington Industries, Inc.

Worthington Industries, Inc.

December 14, 2011 16:05 ET

Worthington Industries Declares Quarterly Dividend

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Dec 14, 2011) - The board of directors of Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) has declared a third quarter dividend of $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on March 29, 2012 to shareholders of record March 15, 2012. This marks the 177th consecutive quarter that Worthington has paid a dividend since it became a public company in 1968.

Previously announced on October 3, 2011, Worthington Industries will pay its second quarter dividend on December 29, 2011 to shareholders of record December 15, 2011.

Worthington Industries is a leading diversified metals manufacturing company with 2011 fiscal year sales of approximately $2.4 billion. The Columbus, Ohio based company is North America's premier value-added steel processor; a leader in manufactured pressure cylinders, such as propane, oxygen and helium tanks, hand-held torches, refrigerant and industrial tanks, camping cylinders, compressed natural gas storage cylinders and scuba tanks; framing systems and stairs for mid-rise buildings; steel pallets and racks; and through joint ventures, suspension grid systems for concealed and lay-in panel ceilings, laser welded blanks; light gauge steel framing for commercial and residential construction; and current and past model automotive service stampings. Worthington, including its joint ventures employs approximately 8,500 people and operates 76 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.

Contact Information

    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