Ryerson Tull Becomes Ryerson, Inc.
Oct 4, 2005
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Ryerson Tull, Inc. (NYSE: RT) will change its name to Ryerson, Inc., effective January 1, 2006.

The change is intended to reflect the company's integration as one organization after the January 4, 2005 acquisition of Integris Metals.

Concurrently, the new organization will adopt the will adopt the ticker symbol “RYI” for its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

“We will have a name that represents more than 160 years of leadership in the metal service center industry and all the companies that are part of our rich heritage, including Joseph T. Ryerson, J.M. Tull Metals, J&F Steel, and most recently Integris Metals,” said Neil S. Novich, chairman, president and CEO of Ryerson Tull. “What will not change is our commitment to delivering the highest level of service and to continuously improve the performance on our Big Five®—the five factors that are most important to our customers—available inventory, on-time delivery, competitive prices, quality products, and rapid response.”

Ryerson Tull, Inc. is a leading North America distributor and processor of metals, with first-half 2005 revenues of U.S. $3.1 billion. It services customers through a network of service centers across the U.S. and in Canada, Mexico, and India.

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