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Worthington Industries Announces Support of Stay at Home Orders

COLUMBUS, OH – March 24, 2020 -- Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WOR) today announced its support of the various Stay At Home executive orders issued in states where it operates, including Ohio, where Worthington is headquartered and 16 of its 57 facilities are located. 

“We are committed to the health and safety of our employees and minimizing the spread of COVID-19 by enforcing all recommended measures including working from home where possible, practicing good hygiene, social distancing, extensive cleaning, job rotations and minimizing the in-person workforce to essential personnel only,” said Chairman & CEO John McConnell.  “Under the various federal and state guidelines, most of our operations fall under the ‘essential business’ classification. We manufacture or contribute to supply chains for products utilized in medical applications, food storage and distribution, transportation, military, defense, first responder capabilities, clean water, cooking and heating and the production of oil and gas in the U.S.”

McConnell continued, “While our top priority will always be the safety of our people, we are also focused on serving our customers and our country by continuing to make these critical products.”

About Worthington Industries
Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) is a leading industrial manufacturing company delivering innovative solutions to customers that span many industries including transportation, construction, industrial, agriculture, retail and energy. Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded products; and a leading global supplier of pressure cylinders and accessories for applications such as fuel storage, water systems, outdoor living, tools and celebrations. The Company’s brands, primarily sold in retail stores, include Coleman®, Bernzomatic®, Balloon Time®, Mag Torch® and Well-X-Trol®. Worthington’s WAVE joint venture with Armstrong is the North American leader in innovative ceiling solutions.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington operates 57 facilities in 15 states and six countries, sells into over 90 countries and employs approximately 9,000 people. Founded in 1955, the Company follows a people-first philosophy with earning money for its shareholders as its first corporate goal. Relentlessly finding new ways to drive progress and practicing a shared commitment to transformation, Worthington makes better solutions possible for customers, employees, shareholders and communities.  
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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, uncertainties and impacts related to COVID-19 and the various actions taken in connection therewith, and risks described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.