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Schnitzer Board Declares Quarterly Dividend

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 30, 2012-- The Board of Directors of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:SCHN) declared a cash dividend of $0.1875 per common share, payable on August 30, 2012, to shareholders of record on August 16, 2012. Schnitzer has paid a dividend every quarter since going public in November 1993.

About Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled ferrous metal products in the United States with 58 operating facilities located in 14 states, Puerto Rico and Western Canada. The business has seven deep water export facilities located on both the East and West Coasts and in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The Company's integrated operating platform also includes its auto parts and steel manufacturing businesses. The Company's auto parts business sells used auto parts through its 51 self-service facilities located in 14 states and Western Canada. With an effective annual production capacity of approximately 800,000 tons, the Company's steel manufacturing business produces finished steel products, including rebar, wire rod and other specialty products. The Company commenced its 106th year of operations in fiscal 2012. Schnitzer was named Scrap Company of the Year by American Metals Market's 2011 Awards for Steel Excellence. The awards recognize advancements rooted in pioneering and implementing business improvements that have delivered real change to the steel industry.

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Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Investor Relations Contact:
Alexandra Deignan, 646-278-9711
or
Press Relations Contact:
Chip Terhune, 503-804-6966
Website: www.schnitzersteel.com
Email: ir@schn.com

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