News Release

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. First Quarter 2005 Earnings Conference Call

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec 20, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN), in conjunction with its fourth quarter earnings release to be made before the market opens on January 6, 2005, invites you to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast over the Internet on January 6, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time with Robert W. Philip, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Barry A. Rosen, Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

The call is being webcast by CCBN and can be accessed on the events calendar page located in the investor relations section of Schnitzer Steel's web site at

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. is one of the nation's largest recyclers of ferrous metals, a manufacturer of finished steel products and a leading self-service used auto parts retailer. The Company, with its joint venture partners, processes approximately 5 million tons of recycled ferrous metals per year. In addition, the Company's steel mill has an annual production capacity of approximately 700,000 tons of finished steel products. The Company and its joint venture partners operate primarily along the West Coast and Northeastern seaboard of the United States.

SOURCE: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Financial Contact:
Barry Rosen, 503-323-2720
Press Contact:
Tom Zelenka, 503-323-2821
[email protected]

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